State: Nonessential businesses can reopen Monday with curbside pickup

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

News 12 Staff

May 13, 2020, 9:02 PM

Updated 1,468 days ago

Share:

Gov. Phil Murphy says that starting next week nonessential businesses can reopen for curbside pickup and nonessential construction projects can resume statewide.
Murphy said Wednesday that businesses, which have been shuttered since March because of the COVID-19 outbreak, can open for people to pick up goods starting at 6 a.m. Monday under a new executive order.
"This is a step...in a positive direction for the retailer," said Murphy. "I think it’s a responsible one.”
Murphy said the state’s coronavirus trends are headed in the right direction, but the state isn’t in the clear yet.
“If folks are frustrated, I don’t blame them,” the governor said.
Legislators like Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick have called for public hearings on reopening the state. Some Democrats, including Senate President Steve Sweeney, have urged the governor to move more quickly to reopen the state’s economy.
Photos: Your Coronavirus Pandemic Experience
undefined

“This is an ‘all hands on deck’ moment...we know we get there together and that includes across the aisle,” Murphy said, while also admitting that he bears the weight of making ultimate decisions for the state.
“I’m a human being. This is an incredible chapter in this state’s history and in this nation’s history,” Murphy said, “It occasionally gets to you."
The governor also said to expect some guidance on the July 7 primary election, elective surgeries and beach reopenings by the end of the week.
“We’ve got to get through this. Save as many lives as we can, get this state on its feet again,” Murphy said.
The state says that 21,000 people have signed up to be COVID-19 contract tracers. Anyone interested in applying can do so at the state’s COVID-19 web portal.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


More from News 12
2:30
Roselle schools temporarily put on lockdown following reports of gunfire in the area

Roselle schools temporarily put on lockdown following reports of gunfire in the area

2:26
Summerlike weather returns to New Jersey ahead of Memorial Day

Summerlike weather returns to New Jersey ahead of Memorial Day

0:15
Officials: Single-engine plane crash-lands in Holland Township field

Officials: Single-engine plane crash-lands in Holland Township field

1:18
TGI Fridays in Brick Township among 36 across the US permanently closing

TGI Fridays in Brick Township among 36 across the US permanently closing

0:25
PBA: Millburn police officer killed in car crash

PBA: Millburn police officer killed in car crash

Police: Man accused of attacking mechanic with bleach, smashing windshield

Police: Man accused of attacking mechanic with bleach, smashing windshield

0:30
Jersey Proud: Hillside HS football team sorts food donations for those in need

Jersey Proud: Hillside HS football team sorts food donations for those in need

2:13
‘It’s our responsibility to tell their story.’ Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall unveiled in Wayne Township

‘It’s our responsibility to tell their story.’ Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall unveiled in Wayne Township

1:51
Officials: Train pulls down wires in Elizabeth, causing some power outages

Officials: Train pulls down wires in Elizabeth, causing some power outages

2:31
Prosecution focuses on Egyptian halal beef deal in Menendez’s bribery trial

Prosecution focuses on Egyptian halal beef deal in Menendez’s bribery trial

2:27
Advocates express concern as badly decomposed dolphin washes up in Long Branch

Advocates express concern as badly decomposed dolphin washes up in Long Branch

1:59
Route 71 bridge in Monmouth County remains closed as Memorial Day weekend approaches

Route 71 bridge in Monmouth County remains closed as Memorial Day weekend approaches

0:21
Scottie Scheffler's Louisville court date postponed after arrest during PGA Championship

Scottie Scheffler's Louisville court date postponed after arrest during PGA Championship

1:19
Red Lobster seeks bankruptcy protection days after closing dozens of restaurants

Red Lobster seeks bankruptcy protection days after closing dozens of restaurants

0:32
Prosecutors: Man charged with attempted kidnapping in Garfield; victim saved by good Samaritan

Prosecutors: Man charged with attempted kidnapping in Garfield; victim saved by good Samaritan

2:52
Sources: State police search Massapequa Park home of alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer

Sources: State police search Massapequa Park home of alleged Gilgo Beach serial killer

0:16
Police: Driver killed in Jefferson Township car crash on Route 15

Police: Driver killed in Jefferson Township car crash on Route 15

1:41
New Jersey joins Click it or Ticket seat belt campaign. Here's what you should know.

New Jersey joins Click it or Ticket seat belt campaign. Here's what you should know.

1:56
Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with traditional Chinese dragon dance

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with traditional Chinese dragon dance

Your New Jersey Graduation Photos

Your New Jersey Graduation Photos