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Jun 12

Governor Issues Executive Order 153

Posted on June 12, 2020 at 10:53 AM by Legislative Staff

On Tuesday, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 153 rescinding the stay at home order and opening public and private clubs’ swimming pools as well as certain outdoor recreational and entertainment business previously closed by Executive Order 107.

Effective 6:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020 public and private swimming pools may open, including their outdoor spaces. In order to open, the pool facilities must comply with the New Jersey Department of Health standards. Food and drink establishments (i.e. concession stands, snack bars, restaurants) at pool facilities and recreational businesses must comply with the requirements of Executive Order 150. Please note that pools may open earlier for lifeguard training and swimming lessons.  

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Jun 11

Governor Issues Executive Order 152

Posted on June 11, 2020 at 10:45 AM by Legislative Staff

On Tuesday Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 152  raising limits on outdoor and indoor gatherings. This Executive Order took effect immediately.

For indoor gatherings, whether on public or private property, the order:

  • Limits the gathering to 25% of the room capacity in which the event is taking place. However, it can be no larger than 50 people or smaller than 10 people.

  • Requires face coverings by attendees at all times, unless doing so would inhibit the individual’s health or a child under 2 years old. For those organizing or maintaining the gathering, they must wear face-covering whenever feasible and when they are within 6 feet of another individual.

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Jun 04

Congress Looks to Address Infrastructure Needs

Posted on June 4, 2020 at 11:03 AM by Legislative Staff

We have received a summary of a soon-to-be-introduced bill – the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act. Among other provisions, the bill would dedicate $19 billion, over five years, in Local Aid. And, it would enact reforms to enhance State-Local coordination in order to ‘improve the flow of funds’ to local units of all sizes. Also included in the proposal is $250 million for complete streets.

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