Governor announces new restrictions effective at 8 p.m. on March 16

coronavirus

As announced by Governor Phil Murphy’s office in the last hour, after 8 p.m. today, March 16, all non-essential businesses must close, including but not limited to bars, restaurants, gyms and movie theaters.

All bars and restaurants are closed for eat-in services effective 8 p.m. today. After 8 p.m., these establishments may open for takeout and delivery food orders only until further notice.

During daytime hours, businesses may remain open if they limit their occupancy
to no more than 50 persons and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Businesses that play a direct role in emergency response efforts or are necessary
for the general public’s welfare — like supermarkets and grocery stores, pharmacies,
medical offices and gas stations — may remain open past 8 p.m.

All non-essential and non-emergency travel in New Jersey is strongly discouraged after 8
p.m. tonight through 5 a.m. until further notice.

More details to follow as they become available.

The information was disseminated by the Monroe Township Police Department.