Coronavirus / COVID-19 Information

A resource for all community members. Updated every Monday & Thursday at 4:30pm (and as needed).

Tracking Information

If you'd like more information on number of cases and related information, you cand find that at Hunterdon County Dashboard, or the Johns Hopkins Resource Portal.

Resources for Residents

To find help with employment, benefits, what's open in town, or resources for mental health, please scroll down to the "Resources" section at the bottom of the page to find more.

Resources for Businesses

To find information on disaster assistance loans, grant programs, and other financial assistance, as well as other information and guidance for businesses that remain open, please scroll down to the bottom of the page under the "Resources" section.

City of Lambertville Updates

Wednesday July 1st Update

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Summary - Wednesday July 1st

Although many of us were cautiously looking forward to a broader re-opening happening starting tomorrow, July 2nd, the Governor has issued Executive Order 158, which suspends the resumption of indoor dining indefinitely. You can read more here.

 

There are still many local businesses that you can support, and we ask that you keep them in mind for your shopping needs and continue to adhere to the precautionary measures that have helped to keep us all safe.

 

Please note that City offices are closed this Thursday and Friday for Independence Day, and you can find updated public works schedules below.

 

Information and Guidance on:

Public Health

As COVID-19 cases significantly rise in parts of the country that are not adhering to strict precautionary measures, we ask our community to continue to be vigilant about protecting yourself and your neighbors by continuing to practice all of the precautionary measures you have been following.

 

If you are feeling ill, or show symptoms, please contact your medical provider and consider getting tested. Click here for more information.

 

Please find the latest updates from the State of New Jersey on which businesses are allowed to re-open and the latest guidance on regulations and openings of recreation areas, which are available here.

City Services, Events & Meetings

Please note City Hall is closed Thursday July 2nd and Friday July 3rd for Independence Day.

 

Access to City Facilities

 

City facilities are still closed to the public. To find what you can do electronically or the latest hours or procedures to do business with the City, please visit the “Save a Trip to City Hall” document. You can contact any staff member at their normal email or phone number with any questions or if you need help with interacting with us during this time.

 

  • For 24/7 access to drop off paper documents Please use the mail slot at the front of City Hall.

 

  • To pick up documents, or drop off larger documents you can access the “pickup space” located in the lobby of the elevator/ADA entrance to City Hall. This is now open from 9am - 7:30pm on Tuesday and 9am - 4:30pm on Thursday. Please limit the area to only one person at a time and practice proper hand washing and hygiene before and after using this area.

Updates: Public Works

All pickups are on schedule and services operating normally with the following exceptions:

  • Friday, July 3rd’s Zone 4 pickup is happening on Thursday July 2nd.
  • Friday, July 3rd Restaurant Third Can pickup is happening on Monday, July 6
  • Alternate side parking (Street Sweeper) will resume on Monday, July 27th to allow the street sweeper service to restart.
  • The Convenience Center is not open on Saturday, July 4th. Upcoming hours are:
  • Saturday July 11th 9am - noon
  • Wednesday July 15th 3 - 5pm
  • Bulk permits: No dropoff is allowed at this time. Instead, call Public Works at 609-397-2230 to schedule a pickup from your residence.
  • Leaf and brush pick-up: Residents can schedule a pick-up of garden waste and/or leaf pick-up by calling 609-397-2230 or via email to [email protected] Please leave your address, where you placed the bags, and how many you placed out to the curb.  

 

Upcoming Meeting Dates

 

The next City Council meeting is scheduled for July 9th at 7pm. The URL will be posted before the meeting at lambertvillenj.org/virtualmeetings.

 

Status of Other Upcoming Public Meetings

  • Environmental Commission - to be determined
  • Historic Preservation Commission - July 14, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Human Rights Commission - July 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Lambertville Free Public Library Board - July 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Planning Board - July 1, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. and July 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Recreation Commission - July 8, 2020 at 8 p.m.
  • Shade Tree Commission - July 27, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment - July 30, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Lambertville MUA- July 7, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

For additional information, or the link to any upcoming virtual meeting, we have created a one-stop resource page at: lambertvillenj.org/virtualmeetings.

 

July 7th Election Information

 

As per the Governor’s Executive Order-144, The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. For more information click here.

For your convenience, you can:

  • Hand deliver your ballot to the Board of Elections located at 71 Main Street in Flemington. They accept in-person delivery of ballots until the close of polls on Election Day (8 p.m.).
  • Mail your ballot. Ballots received by mail with a timely postmark after the close of polls will also be accepted through July 14 if they are postmarked July 7, 2020. Once a vote is recorded on the machine, it cannot be taken away.
  • Use the Justice Center drop box. There will be a drop-box located at the Phillip L. Pittore Justice Center, 25 South Union Street in the City on or about June 15, 2020 for you to drop off your Vote-By-Mail ballot.

 

Parks and Recreation Commission

 

Summer Camp.  The Recreation Commission has decided not to host its summer camp this summer over concerns for the health and safety of the kids and counselors and facility limitations.

 

Downtown

While recreational and entertainment businesses and gyms and fitness centers are still allowed to open on July 2 at a limited capacity (see announcement for details), the State reversed its reopening plan and indoor dining will not be reopening this week as planned.  Read this announcement for more info on the decision to reverse the reopening of indoor dining.

 

The City approved additional outdoor dining options, such as Sidewalk Cafes, strEATERIES, and Parklets.  More information on the new outdoor dining options can be found here.

 

This weekend, the City is taking the following new steps in and around the downtown:

  • Public outdoor tables are available in the N. Union Parking Lot
  • Public restrooms and hand sanitizing station have been relocated to the N Union Parking Lot
  • Public outdoor tables are available in the Cherry Street Park - we’d like to thank Rojo’s Roastery and Liberty Hall Pizza  for helping to “adopt” and maintain this new area - please show these great local businesses some extra love this weekend!
  • Signage in the downtown has been “re-organized” to place key signs in more strategic locations
  • New visually appealing stanchions are being installed this weekend to remove the “buckets.

 

If you’d like to learn more about how the City is working with businesses on reopening, please check out our latest business email updates, which can be found here, or you can view the City’s presentation in the June 10th Council meeting here.

 

As businesses begin to reopen (per the State’s schedule), please consider doing your shopping locally and support our businesses. You can also find out ways to do online here at Love Our Shops.

 

Additional Resources

Residents

 

 

Businesses

You can find all previous updates and resources online anytime at lambertvillenj.org/COVID 

 

Resources for Residents and Businesses

For Residents



  • Senator Booker's office has compiled a detailed list of all resources available to New Jersey residents to help with COVID-19. Click here to read it.

  • State of New Jersey Updates. Click here for covid.nj.gov. You can find resources for childcare services for essential employees here.

 

  • Online Grocery Shopping for SNAP Recipients. Recipients will be able to use their benefits card to order groceries from Amazon starting on May 27. Walmarts, ShopRites and The Fresh Grocers that provide online shopping will also accept online ordering with SNAP benefits starting on May 28. We continue to urge residents to visit njhelps.org to learn more and apply for food assistance and other benefits.

  • Doing business with the City remotely is possible. We are continually moving processes electronic to help with this while our staff work a mostly remote and staggered schedule. All staff are reachable by their normal email and phone number. To find what you can do by phone or online, Click here to find a list of what businesses are open locally

  • Precautionary Guidance. Understanding how to properly socially distance, and what hygiene steps you should be taking is important. Read more from the CDC here.



For Businesses

If you are open or intend to open for curbside pickup and/or deliveries, please make sure you are following the recommended guidance from the State on precautionary measures found here to keep yourselves and community members safe.

For businesses in town that do not have off-street parking and are offering pickup/takeout services, the City is offering the ability to block off two parking spaces for customer pickups directly in front of their business, during business hours, while the local state of emergency is in effect. Please contact the Lambertville Police Department to register and receive the signs at 609-397-3132. 


Here are some additional outside resources that might be valuable:


  • The Hunterdon Economic Development and Chamber Business Resource Page is up and running, and might be a useful resource for businesses in town. It contains information on workplace guidelines, small business loans, disaster relief funding and more. You can access that here.


  • New Jersey Community Capital is pleased to launch the Garden State Relief Fund to meet the immediate needs of small businesses and nonprofits critically affected by the pandemic.

  • The entire state of NJ has been accepted for the US Small Business Administration disaster Loan Program - learn more here: http://sba.gov/disaster.

  • Applications for NJ Economic Development Authority Small Business Emergency Assistance Grants are open on April 3rd at 9:00 AM and will close on April 10th at 9:00 AM.  Grants are on a first come first serve basis. The Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program will provide up to $5,000 to NJ-based Small or Medium-size Enterprises that have between 1–10 full time equivalent employees (“FTE”). The grant funding is targeted as unrestricted payroll and working capital support, and cannot be used for any capital expenses, including construction. The application can be found here.

  • Local Businesses should reach out to the State’s Business Helpline at 1-800-Jersey-7 for crises-related info and assistance.  It is run and staffed by the New Jersey Business Action Center.

CDC Information

The information above is provided directly by the CDC. The City of Lambertville does not maintain this content.