There’s much to discuss tonight!!
The Governor has spoken about several different issues in the past few days, specifically about loosening of restrictions in many areas. Some guidance has been given while we await the signing of two Executive Orders announced today for full details on others, however I’ll attempt to recap where we are to date.
Effective immediately the Stay-At-Home order has officially been lifted.
Gathering numbers for all indoor gatherings previously permitted may now gather at a maximum of 50 people or 25% of the establishment’s capacity, whichever is less. Outdoor gatherings have been increased to 100 people. The Governor has stated he believes the outdoor number of people allowed to gather will increase to 250 on June 22, 2020 and to 500 for July 3, 2020, just in time for the 4th of July and graduation ceremonies. There are however exemptions to this Order regarding outdoor gatherings for protected behavior such as protests and the practice religion. Therefore, protests/marches and outdoor religious services can gather in unlimited numbers.
Indoor activities such as indoor dining, movie theaters, bowling alleys, museums, gyms and indoor entertainment venues are still prohibited.
On June 15, 2020 restaurants and bars may begin outdoor service with several restrictions.
Also on June 15, 2020 the Motor Vehicle Commission will resume functioning with drop off and pick up services offered until their full operations begin on June 29, 2020. Upon resumption of full operations, different Motor Vehicle Commissions will serve specific functions and will not be full service centers. Please view the MVC website, at www.NJMVC.gov, for the locations to service your specific needs.
On June 22, 2020 municipal and private facility swim clubs, as well as condominium and apartment complex pools are authorized to open. There are specific protocols being issued by the Department of Health in order for these facilities to operate, some of which include;
- 50% capacity
- Socially Distanced in the water and on the pool deck
- Temperature checks for employees
- Sanitization protocols for bathrooms and showers
- Footwear requirements in bathrooms and showers
The complete details have yet to be released, which will be reviewed by the Mayor/Council, Rec Department, Business Administration and Department of OEM before making decisions on whether the Boro Pool will be able to operate under the DOH protocols.
Barbershops and hair salons may also resume activities on June 22, 2020, however we’re still awaiting guidance on nail salons and massage parlors.
The Governor also authorized all outdoor recreation to resume on June 22, 2020 with the exception of playgrounds, amusement parks, water parks and arcades.
Once the Executive Orders discussed today are released, they will be reviewed and pertinent information will be relayed to all.
The Morris County OEM Covid-19 testing site is now available to all first responders, healthcare workers and Morris County residents returning to work without a prescription or symptoms. If you desire to be tested, you can find information at the link below:
Stay safe and well!!
Chief of Police / Deputy OEM Coordinator
June 9, 2020