Ward Law LLC is dedicated to keeping our clients informed about all things COVID-19 related. Our business is to ensure that you have all the information you need to keep your business going. In that regard, please read below for an update on plans to reopen the State of New Jersey.
As the reopening train rolls on down the track, the states in which Ward Law practices have all released phased plans for getting their respective economies moving forward. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced recently that beginning at 6 a.m. Monday, May 18th, many new categories of businesses will be allowed to reopen, albeit with limited services.
Previously, the Governor had allowed golf courses and state parks to reopen by executive order issued late last month. On Monday, nonessential retail businesses will be allowed to reopen, but this will be allowed only for curbside pickup. Customers must place orders in advance for pickup curbside and will not be permitted inside the store.
Drive-in and drive-through events such as drive-in movies and religious services will be permitted, provided that patrons and attendees remain in their cars.
Nonessential construction will also be allowed to resume, although those are heavily restricted as were the essential construction project that had continued throughout the stay at home order. At construction sites, workers must wear face coverings, nonessential visitors are barred from the site, work hours are to be staggered, break times are limited, and proper sanitation is required. These restrictions closely mirror those put in place for essential projects that had been ongoing.
The Governor indicated that he may take additional steps in the coming days, including allowing elective surgeries to resume and providing guidance on New Jersey’s beaches as Memorial Day approaches.
For any questions about NJ’s reopening plans, please email the Ward Law helpline any time at firstname.lastname@example.org.