On Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Governor Murphy announced pending Executive Orders that will become effective on Friday, April 10th.  Governor Murphy’s presentation may be viewed here: https://www.state.nj.us/governor/.  Among other things, these Executive Orders will address:

Closure of Non-Essential Construction

All non-essential construction across the state will cease, indefinitely, effective 8 p.m. Friday.

Exceptions to this shut-down include: projects at our hospitals and schools, in our transportation and utility sector, the building of affordable housing, other individual housing sites that can adhere to strict limits on the number of workers on-site at any given time, emergency repairs, and work needed to safely secure a construction site, and other limited instances.  We will provide additional information on the Governor’s Order once it is issued.

New Guidelines for Essential Retail Stores

All essential retail must indefinitely limit the number of customers in their stores to 50 percent of their approved capacity. Customers and employees must wear face coverings. Stores must provide special shopping hours for high-risk individuals, erect physical barriers between customers and cashiers and baggers where practicable, and regularly sanitize areas used by their employees.

New Guidelines for Warehouses and Manufacturing Facilities

The order will also put greater protections in place for the workers at our warehouses, and in manufacturing.

Again, we will provide additional information on the Governor’s Order once it is issued.

More detailed information may be found at: https://covid19.nj.gov/