Governor Murphy has issued Executive Order 142, which rolls back some of the previous measures that were put in place to halt the spread of COVID-19.
I’ve reviewed the order and compiled the list below. This is not legal advice and I would strongly suggest anyone operating a business to review the rule in its entirety and seek legal guidance before changing any operations.
As the rate of infection decreases, the following changes take effect:
- Constructions projects not designated as essential may resume (subject to restrictions)
- Some vehicular based gatherings are permitted (subject to social distancing restrictions).
- Leaving your home to participate in such a gathering is no longer a violation of Executive Order.
- Certain Recreational and Entertainment events are now permitted (subject to social distancing restrictions).
- Non-essential retail businesses are permitted to reopen to the public, but only where they adopt specific policies as outlined in section 9.
- Curbside pickup only
- Limited employees required to effect curbside pickup
- Emphasis on contactless payments
- Arrangements for scheduling are encouraged
- Employees will place goods in vehicles
- Mall businesses can operate with curbside pickup (subject to social distancing restrictions)
The order tasks the State Director of Emergency Management with discretion to make additions, amendments, clarifications, exceptions, and exclusions to the terms in the order.
Municipalities are prohibited from any contrary rules.Executive Order 142 Nonessential Contrcution Curbside Pickup Gatherings in Cars