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Recent Executive Order Modification Reclassifies Certain Business Categories as Essential

An Executive Order issued by Governor Phil Murphy over the weekend has been modified to add certain businesses and industries as “essential” and excluding them from the  mandatory closure requirement.

Specifically, mobile phone retailers and repair shops, bicycle shops (but only to provide service and repairs,) livestock feed stores, nurseries and garden centers, and farming equipment stores are now recognized as those providing essential services to residents and agencies. 

While these businesses are now allowed to be open to the public, they must follow all guidelines of social distancing and the other provisions of the original order issued Saturday to help slow the spread of COVID-19.