Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Next Step

  On Wednesday-13-May New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that starting on Monday-18-May, a slight lifting of quarantine restrictions in the State of New Jersey. Part of this easing of restrictions is to allow nonessential businesses to reopen for curbside pickup and nonessential construction to resume. Governor Murphy also announced that drive-in and drive-through events will be permitted. The most notable examples are the opening of  drive-in movies and religious services. He  continued to say that the State may soon lift more restrictions including permitting elective surgeries to resume. 
   Nonessential retail stores will be allow offer curbside service, but no customers will be allowed inside retail stores currently.  At construction sites, workers must wear face coverings, nonessential visitors will not be allowed. Also work hours will be staggered, break times will be limited, and proper sanitation is required.
   Governor Murphy reminder the public that  gatherings are still banned across the state and that residents should “still stay at home as much as possible.” He gave no further  information about a timeline for lifting this orders.
  Earlier in May Governor Murphy signed that order to allow the will reopening of golf courses and State Parks for passive recreational activities effective. Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced  the County had followed in re-opening most sites within Bergen County’s Park System and golf courses as well.  It will still be required to comply with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  guidelines.  This includes the wearing of  cloth face masks , and maintaining a minimum distance of six feet from others. Excluding immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners. Certain ares with-in State Parks will remain closed. 
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