Coronavirus Update: NJ Public Events and Business Closings
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Coronavirus Update: NJ Public  Events and Business Closings

Your Guide to The Latest Information On Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related  Closings of New Jersey Entertainment, Business, Public Gatherings, and  Events

In response to this unprecedented crisis that is affecting our health concerns, all aspects of lives, and in particular with all New Jersey Leisure activities that include the cancellation of events and other related activities, our viewers are advised to check in with each of the restaurants, entertainment venues, event sponsors, and other non-essential businesses that are listed in our webpages, to ensure that they are open, and have not closed or cancelled.

As of March 28, 2020, The State of New Jersey has issued orders
that affect the public and businesses as follows:

What Is Closed in New Jersey

  • K-12 public, private and parochial schools
  • Universities
  • Casinos & Nightclubs
  • •Performing Arts Centers and other concert venues
  • Racetracks
  • Movie theaters
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Indoor malls
  • Indoor amusement centers and amusement parks
  • All personal-care businesses which cannot comply with social distancing guidelines, including barber shops and hair salons, spas, nail and eyelash salons, tattoo parlors, and social clubs
  • All non-essential retail businesses

What Can Remain Open (These Essential businesses include)

  • Grocery stores, farmer's markets and farms that sell directly to customers, and other food stores, including retailers that offer a varied assortment of foods comparable to what exists at a grocery store;
  • Pharmacies and medical marijuana dispensaries;
  • Medical supply stores;
  • Gas stations & Convenience stores;
  • Ancillary stores within healthcare facilities;
  • Hardware and home improvement stores;
  • Banks and other financial institutions
  • Laundromats and dry-cleaning services;
  • Stores that principally sell supplies for children under five years
  • Pet stores;
  • Liquor stores;
  • Car dealerships, but only for auto maintenance and repair, and auto mechanics;
  • Printing and office supply shops;
  • Mail and delivery stores
Permitted Travel
While there remains broad travel restrictions as to who is allowed to leave their homes and travel, there are exceptions.
The Public is permitted to travel to the above essesential businesses, The public can also leave their home to acquire medical attention, visit family or "close friends," go to work or take part in outdoor activities such as jogging or going for a walk, but social distancing requiring people to stay at least six feet away from each other is required. The public may access the State Parks, forests, recreation areas and Wildlife Management Areas, including roads, parking areas, trails, lakes and other open space areas for healthful passive recreation.

Othere businesses and sertvices where travel is permitted include:
  • Law enforcement, firefighters and first responders
  • Media and press
  • Cashiers and store clerks
  • Construction, repair and utility workers
  • Warehouse and manufacturing workers
  • Lab researchers
  • Information technology maintenance workers
  • Janitorial and custodial staff

Those who violate the orders could be charged with a disorderly persons offense, or a second, third or fourth-degree crime.

Have general questions about COVID-19?
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Visit The NEW JERSEY COVID-19 Information Hub
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