New Jersey Governor Orders Non-Essential Businesses To Close at 8 p.m., Urges Statewide Curfew

To slow the spread of COVID19, Gov. Phil Murphy is ordering:

•Closure of ALL pre-K, K-12 schools, higher ed insts. beginning 3/18
•Closure of ALL casinos, racetracks, theaters, gyms
•Closure of ALL non-essential retail, recreational, & entertainment bizs after 8pm
•Banning gatherings of 50+

Effective tonight, all other non-essential retail, recreational, and entertainment businesses MUST CLOSE after 8:00 PM. During daytime hours, these businesses may remain open if they limit their occupancy to no more than 50 persons and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Murphy also said he is strongly urging that people should not leave their homes between 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. to slow the spread of COVID-19. The only exceptions would be emergency or essential travel.

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