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  • How can I safely celebrate the holiday season?

    Last Updated: 11/30/2020
    Sharing celebrations with family and friends are important holiday milestones. However, this year will be a holiday season like no other, and we must continue to maintain our vigilance against COVI...
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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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  • What are the reopening rules for bars and restaurants? What precautions or policies must they take?

    Last Updated: 11/26/2020
    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 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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  • Where can I find a list of public testing locations? How can I access free COVID-19 testing or treatment?

    Last Updated: 11/30/2020
    Free COVID-19 testing is available at many locations across the state. Below, you can find a list of free public testing locations in New Jersey by county, including short-term pop-up testing sites...
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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 Legislation Expanding Eligibility for Extended Unemployment Insurance Benefits

    Last Updated: 12/04/2020
    TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation (A4852) expanding eligibility for extended UI benefits to claimants who either had been eligible for regular UI benefits prior to exhaustin...
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  • Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Pausing Indoor Practices and Competitions for Youth and Adult Sports and Lowering Limits on Outdoor Gatherings

    Last Updated: 12/01/2020
    TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy last night signed Executive Order No. 204, which pauses indoor practices and competitions for youth and adult sports from Saturday, December 5 at 6:00 a.m. through ...
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  • ICYMI: Department of Community Affairs Issues Outdoor Dining Guidance to Help Restaurants and Similar Establishments Adapt to the Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

    Last Updated: 11/26/2020
    Guidelines Outline Requirements for the Use of Outdoor Space During the Winter Months **TRENTON -**The Department of Community Affairs (DCA) today issued guidance for restaurants and similar establ...
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