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Has New Jersey lifted restrictions?

Last Updated: 02/10/2023

On March 4, 2022, Governor Murphy lifted the COVID-19 public health emergency.

This major step was made possible by the Murphy Administration's comprehensive and successful pandemic response efforts. Conditions have improved in our state -- immunity is high, cases have dropped significantly, therapeutics have improved, and testing is rapid and readily available.

The State of Emergency declared in EO No. 103 will remain in place to ensure that the State continues to have necessary resources as COVID-19 is managed on an endemic level.

It is common practice for states of emergency for major crises to remain in place to allow the State to receive and distribute federal funding without any unnecessary red tape or bureaucratic obstacles, as exemplified by Governor Christie's State of Emergency declaration for Superstorm Sandy, which remains in effect to this day.

Re-Opening Timeline

Over time, the State of New Jersey has carefully and deliberately eased restrictions, while ensuring critical public health safeguards remain in place. Below is a detailed timeline of previous and upcoming changes.

For additional information on COVID-19, its impact on businesses, and mitigation requirements for businesses, please visit the State of New Jersey's COVID-19 Business Information Hub.