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  • How can people safely get together? What are the limits for indoor and outdoor gatherings?

    Last Updated: 11/23/2020
    Attending a gathering, ceremony, or celebration is permitted as long as the event complies with the following limits on gatherings. Gatherings are allowed, but different limits apply depending on t...
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  • Are there travel restrictions to or from New Jersey?

    Last Updated: 11/25/2020
    New Jersey strongly discourages all non-essential interstate travel at this time. Travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connectic...
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  • How can I safely host or attend Thanksgiving or other holiday celebrations?

    Last Updated: 11/18/2020
    Given the current surge in COVID-19 cases, everyone should only celebrate Thanksgiving with members of their household. Indoor gatherings are particularly dangerous places for COVID-19 to spread. E...
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  • What safety precautions must my employer take?

    Last Updated: 10/28/2020
    Beginning November 5, employers that require or permit their workforce to be physically present at a worksite must abide by the following requirements, at a minimum, to protect employees, customers...
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  • What are the reopening rules for bars and restaurants? What precautions or policies must they take?

    Last Updated: 11/12/2020
    Food or beverage establishments may open, including restaurants, bars, cafeterias, and food courts, as well as all holders of a liquor license with retail consumption privileges. All restaurants, b...
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  • What rules or safety guidelines are in place for reopened businesses? Are any businesses closed?

    Last Updated: 11/25/2020
    Most businesses can reopen, while following appropriate mitigation requirements. Links to industry-specific guidance can be found below. For a timeline of reopening dates and more information about...
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  • How can I prevent myself from getting the virus?

    COVID-19 spreads when a person with the virus coughs, sneezes, talks, or breathes. Small droplets drift in the air and are breathed in, or larger droplets land on the body or objects, allowing SARS...
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  • How do I know if I am an asymptomatic carrier?

    The only definitive way to know if you have COVID-19 is by getting tested. Testing is now available to everyone in New Jersey. Find a testing location near you by visiting covid19.nj.gov/testing. I...
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  • Will the coronavirus survive in the refrigerator or freezer?

    A 2010 study used two viruses that are related to the COVID-19 virus to look at the effects of temperature and humidity on viral survival. Researchers found that both lower temperatures and lower h...
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  • Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Postponing Special School Elections Scheduled for January 2021

    Last Updated: 11/25/2020
    TRENTON – Today, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 203, postponing all special school elections from January 26, 2021 to the March 2021 special school election date. "Amid the COVID...
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  • Statement from Governor Murphy on New Jersey Travel Advisory Guidance

    Last Updated: 11/25/2020
    "As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate throughout our nation, New Jersey will no longer utilize previously outlined metrics to inform its travel advisory. Given the increased risk ...
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  • Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey

    Last Updated: 11/23/2020
    TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 200. The Order extends the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103, which was pr...
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