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

Thursday 5-28 Update
Update Date/Time Thursday May 28th 2020 4:30pm

 
Summary The City thanks everyone in the community for their ongoing adherence to social distancing guidelines that help keep us all safe. Please continue to do so as we continue to see many COVID-19 cases in our area and throughout New Jersey.

Private testing sites. New private testing sites are opening up, including nearby in Hunterdon County. Click here to find more information and book an appointment (no prescription is needed. This testing site includes tests for asymptomatic or symptomatic individuals).
Anticipated Tourism, “Re-opening” and Summer Guidance This upcoming weekend, we expect relatively light crowds due mostly to the weather. We are continuing to work with and communicate weekly with business owners in town about the steps we are taking, in conjunction with New Hope, and the Chambers.

We are continuing to adjust our downtown plans as we receive feedback from business owners, residents, and visitors. This weekend we are modifying the pedestrian overflow areas, to work towards the optimum configuration. These areas will be critical if/when we have larger crowds in the downtown this summer.  The extra space will help us offer things like outdoor display of goods for non-essential retail, when the State allows.  This space will also help certain businesses organize their outdoor lines so we can keep our sidewalks open and safe for pedestrians. We are continuing with our addition of several more free curbside pickup spots.

City officials continue to advocate with the State for stricter enforcement of face coverings on the Towpath. No guidance from the state has been issued.

To view this week’s communication to businesses, click here.
 
Suggested Guidance for all members of public All county and state parks are now open. While we encourage community members to take advantage of the parks, it is imperative that we do so safely. All individuals, residents and visitors, should follow proper face covering, distancing, and hygiene procedures. Lambertville Police will be enforcing these measures to ensure everyone’s ability to safely be in public spaces.

The CDC recommends a protective face covering or mask to help slow the spread. You can view that new guidance here. Please wear your mask whenever you are in a place where you can’t distance yourself from other people or anytime you are indoors with other people.

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.
 
Status of City Facilities and Services
City facilities remain closed to the public for the time being. 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 open from 9am - 1pm Monday and Wednesday. Please limit the area to only one person at a time and practice proper hand washing and hygiene before and after using this area.
Election Update
As per the Governor’s Executive Order-144, The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. For more information click here.
 
Schedule of Public Meetings
The next City Council meeting is scheduled for June 9th at 7pm. The URL will be posted before the meeting at lambertvillenj.org/virtualmeetings.

Status of Other Upcoming Public Meetings
  • Environmental Commission - May session has been canceled
  • Historic Preservation Commission - May session has been canceled
  • Human Rights Commission - May session has been canceled
  • Lambertville Free Public Library Board -
  • Planning Board - June 3 at 7:00pm
  • Recreation Commission - has been canceled
  • Shade Tree Commission -May session has been canceled
  • Zoning Board of Adjustment - May session has been canceled
  • Lambertville MUA- June 2nd at 6:00pm
For additional information, or the link to any upcoming virtual meeting, we have created a one-stop resource page at: lambertvillenj.org/virtualmeetings.
Public Works and Pickups Trash, recycling, and food waste pickups are on schedule at this time.

Street sweeper and Alternate Side Parking regulations are suspended until further notice.

The TREX plastic recycling program drop off is temporarily suspended. Please keep these items until we can resume collecting them.

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.

Sparkle Week for 2020 - First Two Weeks in August. More information can be found on our website.
 
Resources for businesses A lot has been happening with local businesses. Click here to read this week’s email to the business community.

To find all business resources, please review the resources section on our COVID-19 Page.
External Resources

Resources for Residents and Businesses

For Residents



  • Senator Booker's office has compiled a detailed list of all resources available to New Jersety 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.

  • 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.