A NJ business report that many are feeling before they even read it – the Garden State remains in economic distress and its citizens and business owners are feeling the crunch. While other States have been opened or had their restrictions loosened considerably over the past months, New Jersey has kept many core restrictions and its businesses, and the mental health of its residents, are bearing the brunt of it. Like New York, New Jersey was slow in its pandemic response and then made many questionable decisions that led to unnecessary deaths and business failures not seen in other States. Perhaps due to early failures, the pendulum has swung too far to caution and become stuck and unable to see the realities of significantly lower cases and mortality figures that have resulted from Operation Warp Speed’s introduction of multiple vaccines far ahead of any schedule imagined by the scientific community. Let’s hope New Jersey’s leadership starts looking at the successes seen in other States and revises its re-opening accordingly while giving credit to the vast majority of its citizens who are taking reasonable and adequate precautions to prevent further spread.
“As indoor-capacity limits are expanding in New Jersey, some business owners and lawmakers say they’re not enough and are coming too late for many. At a virtual meeting held by the New Jersey Business Council, leaders faulted the state for not providing clear and consistent guidance, and questioned the thought process behind setting capacity limits….A parade of business leaders testified that the state’s restrictions have hurt or closed their businesses. Sen. Declan O’Scanlon (Monmouth) says the administration needs to take a more holistic approach to business restrictions.”
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