Coronavirus Update!

Coronavirus Updates

Self Serves can Operate! | New Update!!!!

If your business is a retail business, but is considered essential, you may stay open; these types of businesses include:

  • Grocery stores and any stores that sells food;
  • Pharmacies and medical marijuana dispensaries;
  • Medical supply stores;
  • Gas stations;
  • Convenience stores;
  • Stores in healthcare facilities;
  • Hardware and home improvement stores;
  • Banks;
  • Laundromats/dry-cleaning services;
  • Stores that principally sell supplies for children under five;
  • Pet stores, but not pet grooming;
  • Liquor stores;
  • Auto mechanics;
  • Self-service car washes;
  • Car dealerships, but only for auto maintenance and repair, to deliver online purchases directly to customers, or to arrange for curbside pickup;
  • Printing and office supply shops;
  • Mail and delivery stores;
  • Mobile phone retail and repair shops;
  • Bicycle shops, but only to provide service and repair;
  • Livestock feed stores;
  • Nurseries and garden centers;
  • Farming equipment stores;
  • Realtors, but only to show houses 1-on-1 (open houses are prohibited);
  • Firearms retailers, by appointment only and during limited hours;
  • Bars and restaurants for drive-through, delivery, and takeout only;
  • Microbreweries or brewpubs for home delivery only;
  • Child care centers, but only if they certify by Friday, March 27 that they will only serve children of essential workers starting April 1.

Please visit for helpful links to help you better navigate this pandemic.


Please click the links below to view: webinar on 3/26 webinar on 4/2

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Coronavirus Guidelines

March 6th, 2020|

The CWONJ is encouraging members to follow the guidelines below from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in regard to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to avoid contracting it. The association also suggests creating your [...]

cwonj-logo-smallThe Car Wash Operators of New Jersey was founded in 1951 in Newark, New Jersey. The logo on the association’s seal has Excellence, Professional, Quality, Service. This sums up the purpose of our association. As a nonprofit organization, we exist to serve the professional carwash operators in New Jersey and to promote the use of an environmental friendly professional carwash instead of home driveway washing.

Fundraising Car Wash Participation Form

CWONJ has been very active in the past representing the interests of carwash operators in Trenton and assisting governmental agencies for legislation such as the recent drought emergency. We had a very proactive role and sent out publicity kits and information to all our members to educate their customers on ways to conserve water.

“Did you know?”

NJ legislation requires employers with 20 or more employees to offer pretax transportation fringe benefits.

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Employess handbookMember-Only Employee Handbook

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Have A Labor Question?
For Help Complying with NJ Wage & Hour Regulations

Contact Alvaro Hasani
Fisher & Phillips LLP

Important Information From November NJ Paid Sick Leave Meeting!

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Sick Leave Poster  NJ Paid Sick Leave Power Point

New NJ Sales and Use Tax in Effect

NJ Sales and Use Tax in Effect

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NJ Clean Energy Program

Gary Baright with G & G LED educated the membership on  the NJ Clean Energy Program rebates available when LED lighting is installed at the wash. For more information contact Cory Baright at G & G LED at 800/285-6780.

NJ Clean Energy Write Up.pdf

Northeast Regional Carwash Convention

NRCC Convention October 5-7, 2020


  • Four general membership meetings each year.
  • Annual fall Northeast Regional Carwash Convention.
  • An insurance program that can save you money
  • The drought package which is state required during drought emergencies
  • A subscription to The Northeast Carwasher – Our quarterly newsletter to keep you abreast of regional news in the industry

Our Mission Statement:

The Car Wash Operators of New Jersey exists to enhance the success of its members and to promote the professional carwash industry by collecting and disseminating information and knowledge and by stimulating the exchange of thoughts and ideas.