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State of New Jersey
The Governor has announced a series of mandates to help control the spread of COVID-19.
3/26/20 – Governor announces NJ Received Major Disaster Declaration
3/25/20 – Governor signs Legislation to Modify Family Leave and Disability Benefits In Response to COVID-19
3/21/20 – Governor announces closure of all non-essential retail businesses.
3/20/20 – Executive Order closing State, County, Municipal Libraries
3/16/20 – Governor announces curfew, school closings, event restrictions.
3/17/20 – Governor Murphy orders malls and amusement parks closed.
State and Local Response from NJLM
Click on the links below to access State website pages.
Office of the Governor
NJ COVID-19 Information Hub
NJ Department of Community Affairs – Bureau of Local Government Services
Department of Health – Schools & Businesses
Department of Health – Main Page
Department of Education – Schools Information
NJ MEL Updates
Download the free NJ MEL App today to get notices as soon as they are posted. Click here for directions.
Important Messages from MEL
Public Health Issues Memo 2 (April 2, 2020)
Public Health Issues Memo 1 (March 18, 2020)
Workers Compensation Benefits Claims (April 2, 2020)
Workers Compensation Benefits for Emergency Responders (March 16, 2020)
Class Cancellations – Extended to May 15
All MEL Safety Institute (MSI) in-person, instructor-led classes are being cancelled through May 15, 2020. You are encouraged to take online classes, click here for more information.
In addition, the MEL Leadership Skills classes for March, April and May have also been cancelled.
MEL Safety Institute Bulletins & Briefings
General Information – March 12, 2020
Protecting EMS Responders – March 13, 2020
Parks and Recreation Guidance – March 19, 2020 (UPDATED)
Guidance for Cleaning Surfaces – March 19, 2020
Guidance on Chemicals and HazCom -March 25, 2020
Families First Coronavirus Response Act – March 26, 2020
Guidance for Jr. Firefighters & EMS Cadets – March 31, 2020
Guidance for Cleaning Surfaces
15 Days to Slow COVID-19 Poster
Cleaning & Disinfecting CDC Fact Sheet
HazCom & COVID-19 Briefing
Home Office Ergonomics
If You Are Sick – CDC Guidance
If You Get Sick – Briefing
Law Enforcement COVID-19 CDC Guidance
LEO & COVI-19 Briefing
Social Distancing at Work NSC Poster
Conner Strong & Buckelew
President signs CARES ACT into Law (Phase 3)
Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Cyber Threats are Heightened
Documenting a Potential Business Interruption & Extra Expense Claim
Top Questions and Answers about Disability Benefits Related to COVID-19
Workplace Safety: Reducing Workers’ Risk of Exposure
Coronavirus and Employee Benefit Plans
Coronavirus Health and Benefit Plan Updates
HDHPs/HSAs and Expenses Related to Coronavirus
Guidance for Businesses and Employers
PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE:
Insurance Coverage and the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
The MEL and its 19 affiliated JIFs were established by their members to address serious emergencies that are beyond the scope of regular insurance companies. Over the last 35 years, we have built the organization and accumulated the financial resources for situations such the current public health crisis. Even the recent issues in the financial markets will have no impact on the MEL’s substantial reserves and surplus.
The MEL and its affiliated JIFs are committed to continue to pay claims and assist members during this challenging time. Some of the resources available to you include:
- Risk Managers: Most members have Risk Managers who have direct access to the claims agents and other JIF resources. You should be in frequent contact with your Risk Manager. If you do not have a Risk Manager, please call your JIFs Executive Director.
- Claims: Each JIF has arrangements with the claims adjusters to make sure claims are paid during this emergency. If there are any issues, please call your Risk Manager, your JIF’s claims adjusters, or your JIF’s Executive Director.
- Risk Control: The MEL and the JIFs have extensive risk control resources. This includes specialists in general safety, public works, fire, law enforcement and environmental exposures. During this emergency, they are available to come to member facilities whenever requested.
Extensive information is available on this website. Again, please feel free to reach out to your Risk Manager or JIF Executive Director if you have any questions or concerns.
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