Governor Murphy issued Executive Order Number 107 this afternoon. Governor Murphy described the Order as his “Stay at Home Order”. The original Order is 13 pages long and is available on the Governor’s website. The attached copy has been modified to remove four pages of “Whereas” clauses and insert headings for convenience purposes only. These headings are not a part of Executive Order 107. As you can see from the headings, the Order addresses the following main points.
1. Remain at home or at your place of residence.
2. Must practice social distancing.
3. Do not use public transport if you do not have to.
4. No in-person gatherings.
5. Non-essential brick & mortar retailers must close to public.
6. Essential retail must use social distancing.
7. Delivery and takeout are permitted.
8. Recreational and entertainment businesses are closed.
9. Remote work arrangements are required.
10. On-site workers: only minimal necessary to ensure essential operations. This paragraph is most important to Associations as it allows for workers who must be physically present to perform their duties for example: certain administrative staff as well as janitorial and custodial staff.
Governor Murphy highlighted that many New Jersey residents are fortunate enough to own summer homes at the Jersey Shore. He warned against going there, however. Governor Murphy warned that these seasonal areas lack the healthcare and other infrastructure necessary to adequately handle an influx of summer residents at this time, in this crisis. Governor Murphy’s message, in short, was “Stay Home”.
Governor Murphy’s Executive Order 107 references enforcement statutes N.J.S.A. App. A:9-49 & 50 (attached) which make violation and assisting in a violation a Disorderly Persons offence subject to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 6 months or a fine not to exceed $1,000 or both in the discretion of the court.