Press Releases & Updates

05-30-2020 Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 149, allowing the resumption of child care services, youth day camps, and organized sports.

05-27-20 The New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) released guidance regarding commencement ceremonies to honor 2020 graduates during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

05-22-2020 Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 148, increasing the limit on outdoor gatherings from 10 to 25 people and allowing recreational campgrounds to reopen with social distancing measures in place.

05-19-20  Acting Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs last week signed an Administrative Order that permits licensed pharmacists to perform the tests at, or immediately outside of, a registered pharmacy.

05-19-20 Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan announced an Administrative Order authorizing in-person sales to resume at car dealerships, motorcycle dealerships, boat dealerships, and bike shops, by appointment only and with social distancing measures in place.

05-18-20 As part of his vision, “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health,” Governor Phil Murphy today unveiled a multi-stage approach to execute a responsible and strategic economic restart to put New Jersey on the road back to recovery from COVID-19.

05-16-20 Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 146, which allows charter fishing services and for-hire vessel activities, as well as watercraft rental businesses, to open with required social distancing measures.

05-15-20 Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 145, allowing elective surgeries and invasive procedures, both medical and dental, to resume on Tuesday, May 26 at 5:00 a.m.

05-15-20 Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 144 to create a modified vote-by-mail election for the July 7th Primary.

05-14-20 Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 143, allowing beaches, boardwalks, lakes, and lakeshores to remain open with social distancing measures in place. The Order takes effect on Friday, May 22.

05-13-20 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 142 Permitting Resumption of Non-Essential Construction, Curbside Pickup at Non-Essential Retail Businesses, and Gatherings in Cars

05-12-20  NJ Seeking to Hire COVID-19 Contact Tracers – see Registration Link

05-06-20 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order No. 138  which extends the Public Health Emergency declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103 and extended on April 7 through Executive Order No. 119.

04-29-20 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 133 Reopening State Parks and Golf Courses

04-27-20 Governor Murphy’s addressed “The Road Back” recovery plan. He laid out six principles to keep the state on track for re-opening the economy. See the recovery plan summary.


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