New Interactive Online ‘Open for Business Map’ Is Available for Residents
Learn About Hours of Operation and How to Safely Patronize Local Stores, Restaurants, and Other Businesses
Somerville, NJ –Somerset County and the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force have populated an online map that will help connect consumers with local businesses that are “Open for Business” during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 150 Somerset County businesses have already populated the map, showing customers not only they are open, but how they are providing services to protect the health of their customers and staff.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, live, and shop and we have to find innovative ways to navigate this new normal,” said Freeholder Director Shanel Robinson, who is also a member of the Task Force. “The ‘Open for Business’ map will help consumers locate stores and services nearby that they know are open, ready to do business, and doing so safely and securely.”
Residents can access the “Open for Business” map on the Somerset County website at https://bit.ly/2ZMbFri. New businesses are regularly added to the map as soon as the business’s information is submitted for review and inclusion.
Any Somerset County business that is open at any level can enter their information on the “Open for Business” map by visiting https://bit.ly/2ZMbFri and filling out the simple form, which asks for the business’s location, contact information, social media, logos and images, services provided, menus, delivery services, and anything else applicable. As the state regulations about business operations change, or as a business adopts new services and opportunities, they can update their entry at any time.
“We are committed to doing what we can to help our businesses find customers and be successful in these very difficult times,” said Freeholder Deputy Director Sara Sooy, a founding member of the Task Force. “The ‘Open for Business’ map allows retail, restaurant, and service businesses to update their entries as conditions change, which is incredibly valuable for both the businesses and their customers during these unprecedented times.”
The “Open for Business” map and form are now available for any business operating in Somerset County and can be accessed at https://bit.ly/2ZMbFri.
The “Open for Business” project fits in perfectly with two of the six Priority Focus Areas identified by the COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force, which include help businesses transform, and capitalizing on “next to normal” opportunities.
The “Open for Business” map will be featured prominently on the websites of Somerset County, the Somerset County NJ COVID-19 Economic Recovery Task Force, and the Somerset County Business Partnership. It will also be promoted aggressively on social media.
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