New Jersey gov. issues "stay at home" order to state's 9 million residents

by Adam Ford · Mar 21st, 2020 1:05 pm

Newark, NJ

New Jersey is the latest state to order its residents to stay at home unless absolutely necessary.

Governor Phil Murphy made the announcement Saturday afternoon:

The governor wrote:

BREAKING: I just signed an Executive Order directing nearly all residents to STAY AT HOME. ALL gatherings are canceled. ALL non-essential retail businesses must indefinitely close their physical stores to the public effective 9:00 p.m. tonight.

New Jerseyans can still take a walk outside, go buy groceries, or get take-out from a local restaurant.

But, otherwise, STAY AT HOME.

This is a time for us all to come together to flatten the curve, slow, and eventually halt the spread of #COVID19.

Only critical businesses may remain open:

?Grocery stores

?Food banks


?Medical supply stores

⛽Gas stations


?Pet supply stores

?️Restaurants and bars providing take-out and delivery only

For a complete list of businesses allowed to remain open, visit

ALL other retail businesses must close, and all businesses must move to 100% work-from-home wherever possible.

Hospitals and health care facilities will remain open.

Essential public health, safety, and social services will remain accessible.

More tweets from the governor regarding the lockdown:

? Similar sweeping mandates have been ordered in California, Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania.


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