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  • Which states are on the travel advisory list? Are there travel restrictions to or from New Jersey?

    Last Updated: 07/07/2020
    New Jersey welcomes travel to and from our state. However, to save lives and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the State has issued an incoming travel advisory that all individuals entering New Jerse...
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  • When and how is New Jersey lifting restrictions? What does a responsible and strategic restart of New Jersey’s economy look like?

    Last Updated: 07/02/2020
    On May 18, Governor Phil Murphy unveiled a multi-stage approach to execute the responsible and strategic economic restart to put New Jersey on the road back to recovery from COVID-19. New Jersey's ...
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  • What businesses are open? What rules or safety guidelines must they follow?

    Last Updated: 07/02/2020
    To slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, indoor concert venues, indoor movie theaters, indoor performing arts centers, indoor amusement parks, indoor water parks, and indoor restaurants are c...
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  • What if I can’t pay my rent? Can I still get evicted? Is there any rental relief?

    Last Updated: 07/06/2020
    Emergency Rent Relief The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) will provide temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate- income households that have had a substantial reductio...
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  • Are New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agencies open? What new protocols or practices are in place?

    Last Updated: 07/08/2020
    As of July 7, Motor Vehicle Commission agencies are open to the public. Agencies will be closed Saturday, July 11 and will then be open six days a week, Mondays through Saturdays. Many transactions...
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  • What are the reopening rules for bars and restaurants? What precautions or policies must they take?

    Last Updated: 07/09/2020
    Bars and restaurants may currently open for drive-through, delivery, takeout, and outdoor dining. The reopening of indoor dining spaces has been postponed. Indoor dining is not allowed. Restaurant ...
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  • How can I prevent myself from getting the virus?

    To ensure the lowest chance of obtaining the virus, and spreading the virus to others, it is critical that everyone begin intensive social distancing immediately. As much as possible, limit contact...
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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. If you cannot get tested, you should assume you are a carrier if you have had direct contact with a confirmed COVID-19 pat...
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  • Will the coronavirus survive in the refrigerator or freezer?

    A 2010study 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 hu...
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  • Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Requiring Individuals to Wear Masks in Outdoor Public Spaces When They Cannot Social Distance

    Last Updated: 07/08/2020
    TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 163, which requires individuals to wear face coverings in outdoor public spaces when it is not practicable to socially distance and...
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  • Updated Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey from Delaware, Kansas, and Oklahoma, Bringing Total to 19 States

    Last Updated: 07/07/2020
    Nineteen States Include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee,...
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  • Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey

    Last Updated: 07/02/2020
    TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 162. 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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