Executive Order Ends COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

Governor Murphy signed legislation (A5820/S3866) enabling the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency and Executive Order No. 244, ending the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency on June 4, 2021. Under the legislation, the majority of executive orders issued pursuant to the Public Health Emergency will expire 30 days from June 4,...
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Major COVID-19 Restrictions to be Lifted

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 242 on May 24, lifting major COVID-19 restrictions and Executive Order 243 on May 26, rescinding the requirement 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. Effective...
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Mask Requirement in Outdoor Public Spaces Eliminated

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 241 on May 17, 2021 eliminating the requirement of masks in outdoor public spaces. The announcement from the governor's office notes: [O]utdoor public spaces do not include child care centers, other child care facilities, youth summer camps, and public, private, and parochial preschool program premises, and elementary...
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Executive Order Implementing Second Phase of COVID-19 Restriction Easing

On May 12, 2021, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 239 implementing a second phase of COVID-19 restriction easing.  The announcement from the Governor's Office states: Social Distance-based Business Capacities Effective May 19, most business capacities—which are currently based upon percentage of maximum occupancy—will be removed in New Jersey and New York. Businesses will...
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Revised NJDOH Guidance for Indoor & Outdoor Dining, Sports, Pools

The New Jersey Department of Health recently issued the revised guidance below: DOH Indoor Dining Guidance 051121 DOH Outdoor Dining Guidance 051121 DOH Sport Activities Guidance 051121 DOH Pool Guidance 051121  
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