COVID-19: NJ Executive Order now requires Masks to be Worn Outdoors as of July 8, 2020

Earlier today, July 8th, 2020, NJ Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he will be signing an executive order that requires face coverings to be worn outdoors at all times where social distancing is not possible.

“This is absolutely vital when walking down a packed boardwalk, or standing in a line that is not properly spaced apart,” Murphy said.

Exceptions to the mandate include those eating at an outdoor dining establishment, individuals whose health would be compromised by wearing a mask, and children under 2 years old.

Outdoor Dining Update:

In an effort to increase the number of restaurants that can provide outdoor dining, Murphy further clarified that restaurants with at least two open sides will now be considered “outdoors” and be allowed to re-open for in-person, outdoor service.

Duane Morris has created a COVID-19 Strategy Team to help organizations plan, respond to and address this fast-moving situation. Contact your Duane Morris attorney for more information. Prior Alerts on the topic are available on the team’s webpage.

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