Governor Murphy's Executive Order
Governor Murphy issued a “Stay at Home” Order, by way of Executive Order Number 107, in response to the increasing number of positive COVID-19 test results. The Executive Order is available in the link below:
All New Jersey residents are directed to stay at home, unless those residents need to perform functions essential to their life. Examples include, but are not limited to seeking medical attention, visiting family or romantic partners, reporting to jobs or grocery shopping.
Residents are ordered to practice social distancing and remain six (6) feet away from others. All in-person gatherings are to be cancelled. Essential businesses are the only businesses that are allowed to remain open. All other non-essential businesses must close. A list of essential businesses are listed in the order. Even those businesses allowed open must practice social distancing. Restaurants and other food services are permitted to perform delivery and takeout. All businesses whether closed or open for business, must accommodate the employees to allow for remote work, such as “tele-work” or work-from-home arrangements. Workers who must remain on-site are limited by the Order. This Order terminates in-person instruction for institutions of higher education.
Please be reminded that although the Order is a “Stay-at-Home” Order, the Executive Order does not prohibit essential business from operating and staffing necessary employees on-site, nor does it prevent residents from performing any of those necessary functions to live, as so described in Paragraph 2 of the Order.
Violation, or assisting in the violation of this Order, results in up to 6 months’ imprisonment, or a fine of up to $1,000.00, pursuant to N.J.S.A. App. A:9-49.
The Governor is taking efforts such as this Order to eliminate the spread of COVID-19. New Jersey is one of many States to issue such an Order. In joining these efforts, the Governor has played an important role of preventing any spread of COVID-19. These are difficult times for all. We wish safety and health to all during these difficult times.
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