NJ State Updates
On March 30, Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan announced an Administrative Order amending which businesses are permitted to operate and clarifying ways in which some businesses may operate in accordance with Executive Order No. 107.
Updated: March 30, 10:00 p.m.
The Administrative Order states the following:
- Individual appointments to view real estate with realtors by individuals or families shall be considered essential retail business. Open houses are still considered impermissible gatherings.
- Car dealers may continue to conduct online sales or remote sales that are consistent with current law. In the event of such a sale, the car may be delivered to the purchaser or the purchaser can pick up the car curbside or in the dealership service lane.
- In accordance with the guidance released by the federal Department of Homeland Security, effective Tuesday, March 31, at 8:00 a.m., firearms retailers are permitted to operate – by appointment only and during limited hours – to conduct business which, under law, must be done in person. The NICS background check system will be up and running to process firearms purchases.
- Golf courses are considered recreational and entertainment businesses that must close to the public and to members associated with private golf clubs.
The Order takes effect immediately. A copy of the Administrative Order can be found here.
On March 24, Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan today announced an Administrative Order permitting additional retail businesses to operate during their normal business hours.
Effective immediately, the following businesses are considered essential in accordance with Executive Order No. 107:
- Mobile phone retail and repair shops;
- Bicycle shops, but only to provide service and repair;
- Livestock feed stores;
- Nurseries and garden centers;
- Farming equipment stores.
Businesses that remain operational must comply with social distancing. A copy of the Administrative Order can be found here.
On Thursday, March 19, Governor Murphy ordered all nail salons, barber shops, hair salons, tattoo parlors, and similar businesses in New Jersey to close beginning at 8:00 p.m. and remain closed until otherwise noted.
He also ordered all non-emergency medical care facilities to close as well.
As of Wednesday, March 18, the Township of Millburn will limit delivery and curbside pickups after 8:00 p.m. in accordance with the Governor’s recommended curfew.
On Tuesday, March 17, Governor Murphy ordered all indoor malls and amusement centers in New Jersey to close, beginning at 8:00 p.m. and remain closed until otherwise noted.
Restaurants in these indoor malls which have their own separate entrances may remain open under the mandated restaurant regulations (e.g., no dine-in customers, curbside delivery and pick up only).
On Monday, March 16, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 104, which directly impacts our business community here in Millburn.
- March 16: Governor Murphy Announces Aggressive Social Distancing Measures to Mitigate Further Spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey
This directive includes:
- All casinos, concert venues, nightclubs, racetracks, gyms, fitness centers and classes, movie theaters, and performing arts centers will be closed to the public beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. and remain closed as long as this Order remains in effect;
- All other non-essential retail, recreational, and entertainment businesses must cease daily operations from 8:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.; and
- All restaurant establishments, with or without a liquor or limited brewery license, are limited to offering delivery and/or take out-services only during daytime hours.
Please visit https://nj.gov/governor for further information on the Governor’s directives.