Governor Murphy Has Decreased Indoor Gathering Limit

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 173 on August 3, 2020 decreasing indoor gathering limits. The EO reads, in part: [T]he number of individuals at indoor gatherings that are not religious services or celebrations, political activities, wedding ceremonies, funerals, or memorial services shall be limited to 25% of the capacity of the room...
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Governor Extends Public Health Emergency

Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 171 on August 1, extending the Public Health Emergency first declared on March 9. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed. The emergency was last extended on May 6 by EO-151. Executive Order No. 171 extends all Executive...
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Executive Order Allows Outdoor Contact Practices and Competitions

Governor Murphy Signed Executive Order-168 on July 20 allowing the resumption of contact practices and competitions for high-risk organized sports in outdoor settings.The order reads, in part:Practices and competitions for sports defined as “Low Risk” by the Department of Health’s Guidance are permitted in both outdoor and indoor settings. No-contact practices for sports...
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Washington Township COVID-19 Update, July 13, 2020

Update - Week of July 13, 2020 In the last week, we have four new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed by the Washington Township Health Department to report on. Our total number of cases confirmed is now at 133, with 12 deaths and 103 released from isolation. I will be providing...
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Governor Signs Executive Order Requiring Individuals to Wear Masks in Outdoor Public Spaces When They Cannot Social Distance

On July 8, 2020 Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 163 requiring individuals to wear masks in outdoor public spaces when they cannot social distance. The requirement "shall not apply when wearing a face covering would inhibit that individual’s health, including when engaging in high intensity aerobic or anaerobic activities, when in the...
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Governor Extends Public Health Emergency

Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 162 on July 2 extending the Public Health Emergency first declared on March 9. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed.  Executive Order No. 162 extends all Executive Orders issued under the Governor’s authority under the Emergency...
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Rules for Indoor Recreation, Individualized Instruction at Gyms and Fitness Centers

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 157 establishing rules for indoor dining, indoor recreational facilities, and individualized instruction at gyms and fitness centers on June 26. Please read...
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Gathering Limits Effective June 22

Governor Murphy increased indoor and outdoor gathering capacity limits by signing Executive Orders 161 on July 2 and Executive Order 156 on June 22. Under EO-161, the number of individu...
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EO 154 Allows Personal Care Service Facilities to Open

Cosmetology shops; barber shops; beauty salons; hair braiding shops; nail salons; electrology facilities; spas, including day spas and medical spas, at which solely elective and cosmetic medical proce...
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Washington Township COVID-19 Case Update 6-23-20

une 23, 2020 - The Washington Township Health Department, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health, has confirmed 121 cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Washington Township through June 22, 2020.  The Washington Township Health Department is following all appropriate NJ Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control protocols...
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Washington Township COVID-19 Case Update 6-21-20

June 21, 2020 - The Washington Township Health Department, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health, has confirmed 120 cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Washington Township through June 20, 2020.  The Washington Township Health Department is following all appropriate NJ Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control protocols...
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Administrative Order Allows Indoor Malls to Open with Restrictions

Governor Murphy and and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan announced on June 18, retail businesses located in the interior of shopping malls are permitted to reopen to the public, as long as they comply with the requirements contained in Executive Order No. 122.  Restaurants within the interior of...
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Washington Township COVID-19 Case Update 6-19-20

June 19, 2020 - The Washington Township Health Department, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health, has confirmed 119 cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Washington Township through June 18, 2020.  The Washington Township Health Department is following all appropriate NJ Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control protocols...
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Washington Township COVID-19 Case Update 6-16-20

June 16, 2020 - The Washington Township Health Department, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health, has confirmed 118 cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Washington Township through June 15, 2020.  The Washington Township Health Department is following all appropriate NJ Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control protocols...
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The State Department of Health has Issued Guidance for Sports Activities

The NJDOH “Guidance for Sports Activities”  is "intended to guide organizations that oversee sports activities as they resume operations to ensure the health and safety of staff, participants, and their families." The guidance (link below) includes timelines and guidelines for operations. On June 22:  •             Low-risk...
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Temporary Outdoor Dining and/or Sales Permit Available

 At it's June 10 meeting, the Washington Township Committee adopted a resolution authorizing temporary permits for outdoor dining and sales.  Applications can be submitted to the address on the form or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for faster processing. Application for Temporary Outdoor Dining - Sale Permit WT Health Department Memo - Reopening...
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Executive Order Opening Pools Effective June 22, and Opening Additional Outdoor Recreational Businesses

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 153 permitting outdoor swimming pools are permitted to open, provided that the pool facility complies with all standards issued by the DOH pursuant and directing the Commissioner of the state Department of Health to issue health and safety standards for use by pool facilities. The order also allows...
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Washington Township COVID-19 Case Update 6-11-20

June 11, 2020 - The Washington Township Health Department, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health, has confirmed 116 cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Washington Township through June 10, 2020.  The Washington Township Health Department is following all appropriate NJ Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control protocols...
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Executive Order Changes Limits on Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

On June 9, 2020 Governor Murphy signed Executive Order-152, which was effective immediately, and which contained new rules for gatherings. It reads, in part: 1. No indoor gathering may take place in the State, whether on public or private property, unless it adheres to all of the following rules: a. The...
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Governor Extends Public Health Emergency

Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 151 extending the Public Health Emergency first declared on March 9. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed. The emergency was last extended on May 6 by EO-138. Executive Order No. 151 extends all Executive Orders...
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