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Retail Stores and Face-Covering Requirements

Governor Murphy’s executive order provide new rules for retail stores effective, today, Monday, April 13 at 8 p.m. which  mandate that retail stores must:

Photo courtesy Gov. Phil Murphy’s Facebook page
Photo courtesy Gov. Phil Murphy’s Facebook page
  • Limit the number of customers to no more than 50% of their approved capacity.
  • Require workers to wear cloth face coverings while on the premises
  • Demarcate six feet of spacing in check-out lines.
  • Provide special shopping hours for high-risk individuals, erect physical barriers between customers and cashiers and baggers where practicable, regularly sanitize areas used by their employees, & more.

Customers of those stores must also wear cloth face coverings while on the premises, including at restaurants and bars for take-out orders (with exemptions for children under 2 and for people where a face covering inhibits their health).

A face covering does not mean a medical-grade mask and can include a bandana or a homemade fabric covering.

The order does not mandate wearing face-coverings outdoors.

Jersey City Parking update

Suspended until further notice:

  • Alternative Side Parking
  • Meters
  • Zone permits
  • Driveway painting.


  • Safety violations
  • Blocked hydrants/Corners/Driveways & Handicapped parking(with ticket and tow)


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