‘Data determines dates:’ Gov. Murphy reopening nonessential businesses for curbside pickup

Gov. Phil Murphy says starting next week, nonessential businesses can reopen for curbside pickup and nonessential construction projects can resume statewide.

News 12 Staff

May 14, 2020, 9:30 AM

Updated 1,439 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy says starting next week, nonessential businesses can reopen for curbside pickup and nonessential construction projects can resume statewide.
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The governor said Wednesday businesses, which have been shuttered since March because of the COVID-19 outbreak, can open for people to pick up goods starting Monday at 6 a.m. under a new executive order. Customers are not allowed in the stores just yet.
Construction sites will also have its share of restrictions. Workers will have to wear face coverings, work hours will be staggered, and nonessential visitors will not be allowed.
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Murphy says the state’s coronavirus trends are headed in the right direction, but the state isn’t in the clear yet.
"As we have said many times here, and we mean it, data determines dates, and the data we are seeing gives us confidence that we can begin the careful and responsible restart of our economy to get people back to work and to begin to set the stage for the steps to come," says Gov. Murphy.
Things seem to be trending in the right direction. Late last month, the governor allowed state and county parks, and golf courses, to reopen as well.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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