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Governor Murphy Calls for all non-essential Businesses to close and Travel ban in place.

Mar 21, 2020 03:17PM ● By Julie Maxwell Allen
At 1p on March 21, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy has closed all non-essential businesses as of 9 pm tonight.  Gov. Murphy has also banned any non-essential travel stating, "Don't go to your Jersey shore residence - stay in your primary residence." This is in effect until April 7, 2020, unless extended. 

There are 254 Presumptive Positive Cases in Bergen County. Glen Rock now has 4 presumptive positive cases. 
Coronavirus borough update from Mayor Kristine Morieko

Essential business include: 
  • 1. Essential health care operations:

    • Research and laboratory services
    • Hospitals
    • Walk-in-care health facilities
    • Emergency veterinary and livestock services
    • Eldercare
    • Medical wholesale and distribution
    • Home health care workers or aides for the elderly
    • Doctor and emergency dental
    • Nursing homes, residential health care facilities or congregate care facilities
    • Medical supplies and equipment manufacturers and providers

    2. Essential infrastructure:

    • Utilities including power generation, fuel supply, and transmission
    • Public water and wastewater
    • Telecommunications and data centers
    • Airports/airlines
    • Transportation infrastructure such as bus, rail, or for-hire vehicles, garages
    • Hotels, and places of accommodation

    3. Essential manufacturing:

    • Food processing, manufacturing agents, including all foods and beverages
    • Chemicals
    • Medical equipment/instruments
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Sanitary products
    • Telecommunications
    • Microelectronics/semi-conductor
    • Agriculture/farms
    • Household paper products

    4. Essential retail:

    • Grocery stores including all food and beverage stores
    • Pharmacies
    • Convenience stores
    • Farmer’s markets
    • Gas stations
    • Restaurants/bars (but only for take-out/delivery)
    • Hardware and building material stores

    5. Essential services:

    • Trash and recycling collection, processing and disposal
    • Mail and shipping services
    • Laundromats
    • Building cleaning and maintenance
    • Child care services
    • Auto repair
    • Warehouse/distribution and fulfillment
    • Funeral homes, crematoriums, and cemeteries
    • Storage for essential businesses
    • Animal shelters

    6. News media

    7. Financial Institutions:

    • Banks
    • Insurance
    • Payroll
    • Accounting
    • Services related to financial markets

    8. Providers of necessities to economically disadvantaged populations:

    • Homeless shelters and congregate care facilities
    • Food banks
    • Human services providers whose function includes the direct care of patients in state-licensed or funded voluntary programs; the care, protection, custody, and oversight of individuals both in the community and in state-licensed residential facilities; those operating community shelters and other critical human services agencies providing direct care or support

    9. Construction:

    • Skilled trades such as electricians, plumbers
    • Other related construction firms and professionals for essential infrastructure or emergency repair and safety purposes

    10. Defense:

    • Defense and national security-related operations supporting the U.S. Government or a contractor to the US government

    11. Essential services necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences or other essential businesses:

    • Law enforcement
    • Fire prevention and response
    • Building code enforcement
    • Security
    • Emergency management and response
    • Building cleaners or janitors
    • General maintenance whether employed by the entity directly or a vendor
    • Automotive repair
    • Disinfection

    12. Vendors that provide essential services or products, including logistics and technology support, child care and services:

    • Logistics
    • Technology support for online services
    • Child care programs and services
    • Government-owned or leased buildings
    • Essential government services

    "All other retail businesses must close, and all businesses must move to 100% work-from-home wherever possible", the governor said. 

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