Sherrill Statement on State Decision to Allow for Curbside Pickup for NJ Businesses
Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement after Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 142 which permits curbside pickup at non-essential retail businesses starting on Monday, May 18th:
“We must work together to identify segments of our economy that can be safely reopened, while keeping the health of our residents as the top priority,” said Representative Sherrill. “I’ve started a bipartisan regional recovery task force and after hearing from public health experts, small businesses, and local officials throughout the community, I wrote to Governor Murphy with Senator Bucco asking the state to consider curbside pickup. I will continue to work with our state and local officials to help determine the best ways to safely reopen our economy and support our local businesses during this unprecedented time.”
Representative Sherrill has spearheaded several efforts to help New Jersey small businesses suffering with the economic crisis caused by COVID-19. Last week, Representative Sherrill joined with Senator Anthony M. Bucco (LD-25) to send a letter to Governor Murphy outlining feedback from their respective recovery initiatives, highlighting curbside pickup as one of the measures that the state could take to provide relief to small businesses while ensuring public safety.
She formed the Regional Recovery Task Force with Representative Pete King (R-NY) to bring Congressional Republicans and Democrats from the Northeast together to address the needs of states in the region as they prepare to relax their orders to shelter-in-place and re-open the region’s economy.
Representative Sherrill has also solicited additional feedback from the community with her NJ-11 Small Business Survey. The data from the survey will be published on her website, and will be shared with the U.S. Small Business Administration, U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. House Committee on Small Business, and other stakeholders in the community.