NJ Executive Order

Executive Order Will Impact New Jersey Construction & Retail

On Wednesday, April 8, New Jersey Governor Murphy announced an Executive Order that will impact business operations statewide in a step to protect both customers and essential workers.


The Executive Order includes the following:


Closure of Non-Essential Construction

  • The Executive Order closes all non-essential construction across the state indefinitely effective 8 p.m. on Friday, April 10. Exceptions will include:
    • Projects at hospitals and schools
    • Projects in the transportation and utility sector
    • The building of affordable housing, and other individual housing sites that can adhere to strict limits on the number of workers on-site
    • Emergency repairs
    • Safely securing a construction site
    • Other limited instances

New Requirements for Non-Essential Retail Stores

  • The Executive Order outlines new requirements for retailers, specifically grocery stores, which includes the following:
    • Customers must now be limited in store to 50% of approved capacity
    • All customers and employees must wear face coverings, and workers must wear gloves. Employers must provide gloves and masks for their employees.
    • Stores must provide specific shopping hours for high-risk individuals
    • Stores must erect physical barriers between customers, cashiers and baggers where possible
    • Stores must regularly sanitize areas used by employees

Other Items

  • The Executive Order puts greater protections in place for workers at warehouses and in manufacturing. Social distancing is to be practiced to the fullest extent.
  • All restrictions must be followed throughout the state and no municipality or county may impose additional restrictions of their own on essential retail businesses.

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