Gottheimer Joins Mahwah Council Meeting, Updates Residents on Coronavirus Efforts and Resources, PPP, Hospitals, Frontline Health Care Workers, and Expanding Testing

May 05, 2020

On May 5, 2020, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) joined the Mahwah Council meeting to update residents on ongoing efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic in North Jersey, to outline resources available to help them, and provide updates on the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan small business assistance programs, resources for health care facilities, and a ramp-up in testing capabilities.

“I want to thank Mahwah Councilman David May for inviting me so I can answer questions from our North Jersey residents on what I’m doing at the federal level to help the Fifth District to fight coronavirus. To all of Mahwah’s leadership, I’m grateful for all your work and I truly appreciate everything you are doing on the ground right now. I also want to take a moment to thank our frontline health care workers, first responders, and law enforcement who sacrifice so much every day to keep us safe and healthy, and all our essential workers who are keeping our community going,” Congressman Gottheimer (NJ-5) said via video conference to Mahwah Council meeting attendees. “The most recent bipartisan bill that we passed in Congress provides more funding to small businesses through existing loan programs. It is critical that we fund this program continuously so that all small businesses that need funding to get access. As of last Friday, 3.8 million PPP loans have been approved, totaling $524.7 billion in assistance, and more loans are being approved daily.”

Gottheimer continued, “I know that times are tough for a multitude of reasons, and I know you are looking for guidance and answers. We are here to help.”

Gottheimer was joined on the call by Mahwah Councilmembers and residents of the Mahwah community. 


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