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What is included in the pending Executive Order on construction closures and social distancing guidelines?

Governor Murphy announced on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, a pending Executive Order that will impact business operations across the State of New Jersey. This Executive Order generally covers:


Closure of Non-Essential Construction
All non-essential construction across the state will cease, indefinitely, effective 8 p.m. Friday.

Exceptions to this shut-down include: projects at our hospitals and schools, in our transportation and utility sector, the building of affordable housing, other individual housing sites that can adhere to strict limits on the number of workers on-site at any given time, emergency repairs, and work needed to safely secure a construction site, and other limited instances.

New Guidelines for Essential Retail Stores
All essential retail must indefinitely limit the number of customers in their stores to 50 percent of their approved capacity.Customers and employees must wear face coverings. Stores must provide special shopping hours for high-risk individuals, erect physical barriers between customers and cashiers and baggers where practicable, and regularly sanitize areas used by their employees.

New Guidelines for Warehouses and Manufacturing Facilities
The order will also put greater protections in place for the workers at our warehouses, and in manufacturing. No one should be working where social distancing isn’t being practiced to its fullest extent.