Press Releases & Updates


 

06-01-21 Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan announce Administrative Order clarifying in-home personal care services can resume.

05-26-21 Governor Phil Murphy today issued Executive Order No. 243, which rescinds the requirement in Executive Order No. 107 that businesses and non-profits accommodate telework arrangements for their workforce to the maximum extent practicable and reduce their on-site staff to the minimal number necessary for their operations.

05-24-21 Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 242, lifting major COVID-19 restrictions and moving forward with the state’s most significant reopening steps to date.

05-17-21 Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 241 eliminating the requirement of masks in outdoor public spaces, which was established under Executive Order No. 163 (2020). The Order reaffirms the masking requirement in indoor public spaces and workplaces, but clarifies that individuals at small gatherings in private residences are not required to wear masks indoors.

05-13-21 Governor Phil Murphy signs Executive Order No. 239, moving forward with the COVID-19 restriction easing announced last week. The easing includes the complete removal of the outdoor gathering limit; an increased indoor gathering limit; the complete removal of all percentage-based capacity limits for indoor businesses, outdoor businesses, and houses of worship,; and an increased indoor large venue capacity. Additionally, the prohibition on indoor interstate youth sports competitions is being lifted.

05-03-21 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 238 announcing an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor businesses, a lifting of the prohibition on indoor bar seating, and an end to the outdoor gathering limit.

04-28-21 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 237 Permitting Summer Youth Overnight and Day Camps for the 2021 Season

04-07-21 Governor Murphy Announces Clarification of Gathering Limit for Certain Indoor Sports Activities and Removal of Restrictions on Self-Service Food at Retail Businesses

04-05-21 Governor Murphy Announces New COVID-19 Travel Guidelines

04-05-21 Governor Murphy Announces All Individuals Ages 16 and Older Will be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination on April 19

03-29-21 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 234 Increasing Outdoor Gathering Limits and Increased Capacity for Large Venues

03-24-21 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 233 Providing Stimulus Payment Protection for New Jerseyans Receiving Federal Relief During COVID-19 Pandemic

03-17-21 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 232 Allowing Outdoor Interstate Youth Sports Competitions

03-17-21 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 231 Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey

03/11/21 Governor Murphy Signed Executive Order 230 Increasing Capacity Limits for Indoor Businesses and Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

03/03/21 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 229 Extending Utility Shutoff Moratorium Through June 30, 2021

03/03/21 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 228 Clarifying Wedding Receptions Can Operate at Increased Capacity

02-22-21 Governor Murphy Announces Executive Order 225 Allowing Increased Capacity Limits for Religious Services and Large Sports and Entertainment Venues, and Spectators for Collegiate Sporting Events

02-12-21 Governor Murphy Announces Executive Order 220 Allowing Limited Spectators at Youth Sporting Events

02-03-21 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 219 Raising Indoor Capacity Limits from 25 Percent to 35 Percent for Certain Businesses

1-6-21 Union County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Seeks Volunteers to Assist with COVID-19 Vaccinations

12-05-20 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 207 Enrolling Residents Who Choose to Receive a COVID-19 Vaccine in the New Jersey Immunization Information System

11-30-20 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 204 Pausing Indoor Practices and Competitions for Youth and Adult Sports and Lowering Limits on Outdoor Gatherings

11-16-20 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 196 Lowering Limits on Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

11-10-20 Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey, Bringing New Total to 45 States and Territories

11-10-20 Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 194, which includes new COVID-19 mitigation measures. The measures include restrictions on seating and hours for restaurants, bars, clubs, and lounges, and prohibition of interstate indoor K-12 and youth sports.

11-5-20 Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey, Bringing New Total to 43 States and Territories

11-03-20 Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan today announced an Administrative Order clarifying restrictions on professional and college athletic competitions, indoor mall services, self-service food and drink, and private tutoring facilities. The order will take effect immediately.

10-28-20 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 192 to Protect New Jersey’s Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic

10-27-20 Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey, Bringing New Total to 41 States and Territories

10-26-20 Governor Murphy and Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli Announce New Jersey’s COVID -19 Vaccination Plan.  The Department has a COVID-19 Vaccination webpage that includes FAQsthe COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, and an executive summary of the plan.

10-20-20 Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey, Bringing New Total to 39 States and Territories

10-16-20 Governor Phil Murphy signs Executive Order No. 190, extending a moratorium preventing New Jersey residents from having their utilities disconnected through at least March 15, 2021.

10-12-20 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order No. 187 Allowing the Resumption of Contact Practices and Competitions for Certain Organized Sports in Indoor Settings

10-06-20 Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey, Bringing New Total to 35 States and Territories

10-1-20 Governor Murphy Launches Exposure Notification App to Help Stop the Spread of Covid-19

09-29-20 Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey, Bringing New Total to 34 States and Territories

09-22-20  Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey, Bringing New Total to 35 States and Territories

09-21-20 Human Services Opens Applications for COVID-19 Child Care Tuition Assistance Program

09-15-20 Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey, Bringing New Total to 30 States and Territories

09-10-20 Governor Murphy Signs Legislation Extending MVC Deadlines and Streamlining Processes During Pandemic

09-08-20 Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey, Bringing New Total to 35 States and Territories

09-01-20 Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 183, which establishes rules for the resumption of indoor dining on Friday, September 4 at 6:00 a.m., provided businesses comply with the health and safety standards issued by the Department of Health. The Governor’s Executive Order also contains requirements for movie theaters and other indoor entertainment businesses, where the number of patrons for a performance will be limited to 25 percent capacity, up to a maximum of 150 people.  The Governor’s Order also increases the limits for indoor gatherings that are religious services or celebrations, political activities, wedding ceremonies, funerals, or memorial services to 25 percent capacity with a maximum of 150 people, an increase from the current limit of 25 percent capacity with a maximum of 100 people. Other indoor gatherings, including house parties, remain at the limit of 25 percent capacity with a maximum of 25 people.

08-27-20 Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 181, which permits gyms and health clubs, as well as amusement and water parks, to reopen their indoor premises to the public on Tuesday, September 1 at 6:00 a.m., provided these facilities comply with the health and safety standards issued by the Department of Health.

08-21-20 Governor Murphy Announces Financial Assistance to Protect Residential and Commercial Utility Customers

08-11-20 Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey, Bringing New Total to 33 States and Territories

08-03-20 Governor Phil Murphy singed Executive Order 173 decreasing indoor gathering capacity limit. Indoor gatherings are now limited to 25 percent of a room’s capacity, but regardless of the room’s capacity, the maximum limit shall be 25 persons, down from 100 persons.

07-28-20 Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey from District of Columbia, Illinois, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Puerto Rico, Bringing New Total to 36 States and Territories

07-20-20 Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 168, allowing the resumption of contact practices and competitions in outdoor settings for organized sports defined as “high risk” by the New Jersey Department of Health’s “Guidance for Sports Activities.”

07-17-20 Acting to ensure greater oversight and accountability in the state’s administration of federal COVID-19 resources, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 166, which establishes the Governor’s Disaster Recovery Office and COVID-19 Compliance and Oversight Task Force.

07-14-20 Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey from Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, and Wisconsin, Bringing Total to 22 States

07-13-20 Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 165, which lifts 50 percent capacity limits on NJ TRANSIT and private-carrier buses, trains, light rail vehicles and Access Link vehicles, and now requires that NJ TRANSIT and private-carriers limit vehicles to the maximum seated capacity, effective at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 15.

07-08-20 Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 163, which requires individuals to wear face coverings in outdoor public spaces when it is not practicable to socially distance and keep a six-foot distance from others, excluding immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners, except where doing so would inhibit that individual’s health, where the individual is under two years of age, or in situations where individuals cannot feasibly wear a face covering, such as when eating or drinking at outdoor dining areas.

07-03-20 Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 162. The Order extends the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103, which was previously extended on April 7, May 6, and June 4.

07-03-20 Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 161, increasing outdoor gathering capacity limit  to 500 persons, and outdoor religious services and political activities will continue to have no numerical limits.

06-30-20 Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey from 16 States

06-29-20 Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 158, temporarily pausing the resumption of indoor dining, which had been scheduled to resume later this week.

06-26-20 Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 157, which implements the reopenings announced earlier this week that will take effect on Thursday, July 2.

06-26-20 Governor Phil Murphy and Department of Education Commissioner Lamont O. Repollet announced the release of “The Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan for Education” to assist schools with reopening in the fall.

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