(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Now more than ever, the mom- and pop- small businesses in our communities are struggling to stay open during these challenging times. Along with providing resources and updates about COVID-19, TAPinto East Orange/Orange is committed to our ongoing effort to help the business district survive during and after the pandemic.  We received news of a website called “East Orange Shops Local.” This website was created by the City to tell residents what local shops and restaurants are open during COVID-19. The businesses listed offer a wide range of services. Stores deemed “nonessential” are only selling online, while others considered to be “essential” are selling items and food using social distancing take-out methods. We encourage residents to visit the site and support local if financially able. Hats off to the City employees at the Department of Policy, Planning and Development who worked tirelessly to put this site together. If you have a business and want to be included, please contact the East Orange Shops Local or take this survey, to tell the City your most pressing needs.

Find a take-out eatery: https://www.eoshopslocal.com/restaurants

Other open businesses: https://www.eoshopslocal.com/businessdirectory

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Resources for Businesses: https://www.eoshopslocal.com/supportforbusinessowners

Protecting your health during COVID-19: https://www.eoshopslocal.com/protect-your-health

Inspiring stories of local businesses helping during COVID-19: https://www.eoshopslocal.com/our-stories

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