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'Executive Orders'

Jul 10

Governor Issues Executive Order 163

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder on July 10, 2020 at 10:50 AM by Legislative Staff

Requirements, & Sports Practices and Competitions

On Wednesday Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 163 (EO 163), which: requires individuals to wear face masks in outdoor areas when it is not possible to practice social distancing or be at least 6 feet apart; relaxes the definition of “outdoor areas” for outdoor dining requirements; and, addresses sports practices and competitions. The order took effect immediately.

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Jun 12

Governor Issues Executive Order 153

Posted to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder 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 to The Town Crier - Legislative Backgrounder 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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