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Murphy gives shore communities ability to ban short-term rentals

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Posted at 4:08 PM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 16:08:41-04

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy doesn't want people fleeing to the Jersey shore during the coronavirus pandemic as we head for summer.

The state is giving municipalities and counties the ability to prohibit all rentals to transient guests or seasonal tenants for the duration of this emergency, including at hotels and motels.

"Social distancing does not work by relocating to the Shore," Murphy said. "Many of our shore communities lack the health care infrastructure to accommodate an influx of part-time residents. New Jerseyans should stay at their primary place of residence for the duration of this emergency."

As of Saturday, there are 34,124 positive cases and 846 deaths due to coronavirus in New Jersey.