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Long Branch Chamber and City of Long Branch COVID-19 Business Survey Results

August 14, 2020 - August 24, 2020

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The City of Long Branch has collaborated with the Greater Long Branch Chamber of Commerce to develop and distribute a survey that was sent to the businesses in Long Branch about their time with COVID-19.  32 people responded to the survey.  Below are the results of the full survey. 


Long Branch COVID-19 Business Survey

31 People took the Survey


  • What industry is your business part of? Summary of businesses taking the survey

Medical, services, church, restaurant, counseling, entertainment, no-profit, painting, bar, law, performing arts, hospitality, amusement, auto repair, real estate, financial services, indoor batting cages, travel, tattoo shop, Food and Beverage supplies, marketing

  • How has COVID-19 effected your business?

                                Closed completely           8             25.8%                    Open for business, limited services          23                74.2%                               

  • If you can open your company what do you need to do to prepare for your opening with the restrictions that have been put into place? E. masks, hand sanitizers, plexiglass, 6’ social distancing.

Need Equipment              17           54.8%                    Has Equip and ready to go                            14                 45.2%

  • Based on your staff before the pandemic would you be bringing the same number of employees back or would it be less or more than the original staff, and why?

Same Staff                                                           16           51.6%

Reduced Staff                                                      9           29%       

N/A                                                                           6          19.4%   

  • How much advanced notice do you need from the state and local government to be ready to open for business?

Ready to 5 Days                19           61.3%                    6 Days to More time       12           38.7%

  • What can the government do to assist your business?

Needs Gov.  Help              10           32.3%                    Do not need Gov. Help   21           67.7%

  • Are you familiar with the following?

Back to Business offered by the Library

                Yes         13           41.9%                    No          18           58.1%

Temp. Permit for outside business with the city of long branch

                Yes         21           67.7%                    No          10           32.3%

Did you apply for any grants/loans?

                Yes         21           67.7%                    No          10           32.3%


If other, please explain:

Closed then reopened.  Fear has kept people from coming back in.

We are servicing even more families in different ways under the current circumstances

Did not allow customers to enter. Conducted business via email and telephone. Lobby area too small to accommodate for social distancing.

We closed since March 8 or 2.5 months.  No revenue.  We have also lost 16 ,300 in advance bookings.  We reopened Memorial Day

one restaurant was completely closed, the other limited service

we are considered essential which did not matter as driving was reduced by 65 to 75 %

I am 100% open and busier than I have ever been. I have not slowed one day. I work practically around the clock to keep up with all my business.

made it more limited

Office closed. Can work remotely

Most of our customers are out of state or overseas so the situation in NJ is not relevant. Our facility is so large that social distance and masks are not needed.

Learned much about virtual ways to do business.


August 14, 2020
August 24, 2020