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Executive Order No. 109 Requires PPE Equipment Inventory Reporting

On Wednesday, March 25th, the New Jersey Governor signed Executive Order No. 109 , which contains a requirement to report all inventories of PPE equipment. The order reads, "Any business or non-hospital health care facility, including but not limited to dental facilities, construction facilities, research facilities, office-based healthcare or veterinary practices, and institutions of higher learning, in possession of PPE, ventilators, respirators, or anesthesia machines that are not required for the provision of critical health care services should undertake an inventory of such supplies and send that information to the State by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020. The Office of Emergency Management shall establish a process by which entities subject to this provision can submit this information.

We will keep you posted when we receive word on the method of reporting inventories.

Request for Donations - New Jersey State Police

New Jersey State Police is Seeking Donations of Personal Protective Equipment(PPE).

NJ is in critical need of PPE for the men and women working to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Anyone willing to donate equipment is asked to please email ppedonations@njsp.org.
Another way to Help: Feed Care Workers & Support Small Businesses

Donate to Slice Out Hunger  and feed hungry health care workers, while supporting local businesses. Chip in to cover nurses, doctors, EMTs’ next meal.
How it works:
Step 1. You donate on  Slice Out Hunger’s website.
Step 2. 100% of funds are used at small shops on Slice.
Step 3. Their pizza is delivered to care centers, like hospitals, shelters, and clinics.
Important Information from Rutgers

The Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Laboratory is currently closed to the public. 
While Rutgers University remains open, lab employees will be processing samples during limited hours. 

  • Samples may be shipped via UPS or FedEx (not via US Postal Service) directly to our street address (Rutgers Plant Diagnostic Laboratory, Ralph Geiger Turfgrass Ed. Ctr., 20 Indyk-Engel Way, North Brunswick, NJ 08902). Please email us at rutgerspdl@njaes.rutgers.edu to inform us when to expect your sample (please provide tracking information if available). 

  • Hand deliveries of samples may be left in the hallway at our front door. Please email us at rutgerspdl@njaes.rutgers.edu to inform us that you have dropped off a sample. 

For questions, the best way to reach the lab staff is via email to  rutgerspdl@njaes.rutgers.edu  as we may have limited access to voicemail.
Thank you for your patience.
COVID-19 Resources for Nursery, Greenhouse, Landscape, Garden Centers, etc.

Rutgers Cooperative Extension Agricultural Agent, Dr. Tim Waller, has put together a resource page that has links to all east and west coast states' COVID sites and the nursery and landscape association from each state. The document also lists green industries that are considered "essential" and a brief summary of social distancing practices for businesses.

Click HERE to visit this page.
State of New Jersey COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal

The State of New Jersey has developed a centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak. Did you lose your job or have your hours reduced as a result of COVID-19? Businesses across New Jersey need thousands of workers for immediate hire. Learn more about who is hiring in your community.

Employers in critical industries should submit information about openings with urgent hiring needs related to COVID19 at  jobs.covid19.nj.gov/intake.
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New Jersey Nursery & Landscape Association
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