Everyone In New Jersey should not leave their homes from 8PM to 5 AM, that is the statewide recommended curfew suggested by Governor Phil Murphy this morning. All casinos, restaurants, bars, movie theaters and gyms must shut down at 8 p.m. and will remain closed until further notice.
Restaurants can offer takeout and delivery services. Supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations and medical offices will remain open, Murphy said.
Other businesses not listed can remain open during the day if they make sure no more than 50 people are inside the establishment.
(Updated) The Governor just announced all public and private schools in New Jersey, including pre-schools and colleges, will close Wednesday as part of a wide-ranging and draconian effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
In New Jersey, more than 100 people have tested positive for COVID-19 after Bergen County announced 13 additional cases Monday. At least two people have died as of Sunday.
This wide-reaching measure comes in the wake of a new recommendation Sunday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention saying gatherings of 50 people or more should not take place for the next eight weeks, though the guidelines did not apply to businesses or schools.