The New Jersey State Department of Health has informed the City of Summit of one new case of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Summit, NJ today, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 211. Additional statistics are available at https://www.cityofsummit.org/coronavirus.
The statewide open enrollment site for the COVID-19 EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CVERAP) is open on Monday, July 6, 2020, at 9AM until Friday, July 10, 2020, at 5PM. The CVERAP will provide temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or became unemployed due the COVID-19 pandemic. Applicants may be eligible for a maximum of up to six months of emergency rental assistance. The assistance will be capped at DCA’s fair market rent standard or the total of the rent, whichever is lesser. All participants will be reviewed at the three-month interval to see if they are still in need of assistance. Persons applying must meet all applicable CVERAP income and eligibility requirements. You must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to apply or be an emancipated minor. Only one (1) pre-application per household will be accepted. All participants will be selected through an online lottery process. For more information: https://www.nj.gov/dca/divisions/dhcr/offices/cverap.html
Nonessential retail, outdoor dining, child care, and library curbside pickup reopen Monday, June 15. Department of Health guidance for retail businesses, restaurants and bars and protocols for outdoor dining are available at https://faq.business.nj.gov/en/articles/3820777-which-businesses-may-be-open-nonessential-retail-outdoor-dining-child-care-and-library-curbside-pickup-reopen-monday-june-15
Each year, more than 500,000 people in the United States are treated in emergency departments for bicycle-related injuries. Roughly 700 people die from these injuries—but an estimated three quarters of them would have survived if they had been wearing a helmet. Start now by teaching your children and teenagers the important of helmet safety! In New Jersey, anyone younger than 17 years of age that rides a bicycle or is a passenger on a bicycle, or is towed as a passenger by a bicycle must wear a safety helmet. Initial violators of the helmet law will receive warnings. For minors, the parent or legal guardian may be fined a maximum of $25 for the first offense and a maximum of $100 for subsequent offense(s), if lack of parental supervision contributed to the offense.
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