NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Saturday directing all New Jersey residents to stay at home and all non-essential businesses to close as the number of coronavirus cases grew to at least 1,327 patients and 16 deaths.
All gatherings, including weddings, are canceled until further notice and all non-essential businesses closed at 9 p.m. Saturday.
Residents are allowed to go outside for individual exercise as well as to seek essential services such as groceries and medical attention. Anyone who leaves their home is ordered to practice social distancing, keeping at least six feet away from people.
Here's what businesses and services remain open:
- Doctor and medical offices
- Grocery stores and food banks
- Medical marijuana dispensaries
- Medical supply stores
- Gas stations
- Auto repair shops
- Convenience stores
- Banks and financial institutions
- Hardware and home improvement shops
- Laundromats and dry cleaners
- Printing and office supply shops
- Pet stores
- Stores that sell supplies for young children
- Mail and delivery stores
- Bar, restaurants and liquor stores providing take-out or delivery services
All essential state, county and local public health, safety and social services will also remain accessible.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued a similar directive for state residents and businesses that goes into effect at 8 p.m. Sunday.
Call New Jersey's coronavirus hotline at 1-800-222-1222. You can also click here for additional information.