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Last Updated: 05/21/2020

In an effort to strengthen the existing social distancing measures in place, Governor Murphy has issued Executive Order No. 107, directing all residents to stay at home until further notice. The order provides for certain exceptions, such as obtaining essential goods or services, seeking medical attention, visiting family or close friends, reporting to work, or engaging in outdoor activities.

While there may be exceptions, residents are directed to stay at home until further notice. If necessary, when visiting close friends or family, residents should maintain proper social distancing practices by staying six feet apart to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

Any gathering must comply with the limits on gatherings.

Indoor gatherings must be limited to 10 people, and social distancing protocols are strongly recommended. When social distancing is not possible, individuals should wear a cloth face covering to limit the spread of COVID-19.
Outdoor gatherings must be limited to 25 people and social distancing must be practiced. For instance, organized gatherings must include clear demarcations for attendees – and individuals are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings. For more on mandatory requirements for outdoor gatherings, refer to the Governor's announcement.

For drive-in gatherings, if vehicles are closer than six feet apart, then all windows, sunroofs, or convertible tops must remain closed, unless the health or safety of the occupants is endangered.

In all other cases, residents should stay at home as much as possible.

If you must go outside, make sure to wear a face covering and practice social distancing whenever possible.

Source: https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200320j.shtml; Executive Order No. 107; Executive Order No. 142; Executive Order No. 148