Governor Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Clarify Businesses Permitted to Operate

Governor Phil Murphy , with Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan, holds a coronavirus briefing in Trenton on March 26, 2020. (Edwin J. Torres for Governor’s Office).

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan clarified which businesses are permitted to operate in accordance with the latest Executive Order, which takes effect immediately

Individuals or families viewing real estate with realtors is essential retail business, but open houses are not permitted.

Car dealers may conduct online or remote sales, and the car may be delivered or the purchaser can pick up the car.

Golf courses must close to the public and to members.

“While we’ve made adjustments to businesses that are permitted to operate, my stay-at-home order remains firmly in effect,” said Governor Murphy. “Unless you absolutely need to get out, or unless your job is critical to our response, I have ordered all New Jerseyans to just stay home.”

“As we face this unprecedented challenge, businesses must be flexible in how they operate in order to keep the State’s economy running,” said Colonel Patrick Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. “While these clarifications address the need for certain businesses to operate, the safety of our residents will always remain our top priority.”

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