Press Releases & Updates


 

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

08-07-20 Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver Announce Emergency Grant Funding Program to Assist Small Landlords and Tenants

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.

NJ Phase 2 Economic Restart Summary of Permitted Activities

06-24-20 New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced a joint incoming travel advisory that all individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state.

06-22-20 Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order 156 allowing increased indoor and outdoor gathering capacity limits as COVID-19 cases in New Jersey continue to decline.

06-18-20 Governor Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan announced an Administrative Order which permits indoor portions of retail shopping malls to reopen to members of the public, effective at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 29.

06-18-20 Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 155, which will allow in-person clinical, lab, and hands-on programming at institutions of higher education to resume as of July 1, 2020 with enhanced health and safety protocols.

06-15-20 The New Jersey Department of Health issued guidance on COVID-19 health and safety protocols for outdoor organized sports activities which are set to resume as of June 22.

06-14-20 Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan announced an Administrative Order that permits libraries to allow curbside pickup, beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 15. The order also clarifies rules affecting a number of different businesses.

06-13-20 Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 154, allowing personal care service facilities to reopen to the public on Monday, June 22 at 6:00 a.m., provided the facilities comply with standards issued by the Division of Consumer Affairs and Department of Health.

06-09-20 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Orders152 and153 Lifting Limits on Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings, Opening Pools Effective June 22, and Opening Additional Outdoor Recreational Businesses

06-08-20 State Health Department Issues COVID-19 Guidelines for Summer Youth Camps

06-03-20 Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 150, permitting outdoor dining starting on Monday, June 15th, with an accompanying Executive Directive from the New Jersey Department of Health that lays out health and safety standards that food or beverage establishments are required to follow. In addition, the Governor announced a special ruling by the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control creating a pathway for liquor license holders to expand the premises on which they may serve alcohol.

05-30-20 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.

05-22-20 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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