NEWARK, NJ — New Jersey’s biggest city has cited more than 800 people and ordered dozens of businesses closed on charges they violated the governor’s stay-at-home order to combat COVID-19, authorities said.
Police at first gave people warnings but began to issue summonses on March 31, according to authorities.
Gov. Phil Murphy signed the stay-at-home directive on March 21.
Ambrose said people had been “blatantly” violating the order.