New Executive Order Lowering Limits on Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 196 on November 16, 2020 lowering limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings.  The number of individuals at indoor gatherings that are not religious services or celebrations, political activities, wedding ceremonies, funerals, or memorial services shall be limited to 10 persons. The number of individuals at indoor...
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New State Restriction Announced

Governor Murphy announced on Nov. 16, 2020 that new restrictions would be implemented by Executive Order: Effective Nov 17: Indoor gatherings are limited to a MAXIMUM of 10 people Effective Nov 23: Outdoor gatherings are limited to a MAXIMUM of 150 people The following indoor gatherings may continue under the current...
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New Executive Order Sets Workplace Requirements

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 192 on October 28, 2020. Effective at 6:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 5, 2020, every business, non-profit, and governmental or educational entity, that requires or permits its workforce, whether in part or as a whole, to be physically present at a worksite to perform work is...
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Governor Extends State of Emergency

Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 191 on October 24, extending the Public Health Emergency first declared on March 9. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed. The emergency was last extended on May 6 by EO-171. Executive Order No. 191 extends all Executive...
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Halloween Celebration Guidance

The New Jersey Department of Health has issued Halloween Celebration Guidance. Trick or treating hours in Washington Township are set by Chapter 74 of the Township Code. Trick or treating by any person shall take place in Washington Township only between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on October 31 of...
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New Executive Order Allows Under Dining with Certain Requirement

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 183 allowing the resumption of indoor dining effective Friday, September 4. Effective at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, September 4, 2020, restaurants, cafeterias, dining establishments, and food courts, with or without a liquor license, bars, and all other holders of a liquor license with retail consumption privileges, collectively...
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Reopening of "Health Clubs" Permitted Sept. 1, 2020

Under Executive Order 181, signed by Governor Murphy, “Health clubs,” as defined by N.J.S.A. 56:8-39, which include gyms and fitness centers, as well as amusement and water parks, can open their indoor premises as of 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, provided that such businesses adopt policies that include certain...
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Mayor's Weekly Update - August 24, 2020

Update - Week of August 24, 2020   We had three new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed by the Washington Township Health Department to report on in the last week. Our total number of cases confirmed are now at 147, with 12 deaths and 126 released from isolation.  For more information...
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Utility Company Shut-off Moratorium Extended

The State's public water, gas, and electric utility companies regulated by BPU have agreed to extend their voluntary moratorium preventing shutoffs to both residential and commercial customers until October 15th.  More information is available here. Information and links for various utility assistance programs are also available here.  
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Governor Announces November Election will be Vote by Mail

Governor Murphy announced, via Executive Order 177, that the November 3rd election will be a vote by mail election.  The Morris County Clerk will mail ballots to all active registered voters.  Ballots will be mailed to voters by October 5, 2020 and must be returned by November 3, 2020.  Voters can mail back...
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Governor Murphy Has Decreased Indoor Gathering Limit

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 173 on August 3, 2020 decreasing indoor gathering limits. The EO reads, in part: [T]he number of individuals at indoor gatherings that are not religious services or celebrations, political activities, wedding ceremonies, funerals, or memorial services shall be limited to 25% of the capacity of the room...
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Governor Extends Public Health Emergency

Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 171 on August 1, extending the Public Health Emergency first declared on March 9. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed. The emergency was last extended on May 6 by EO-151. Executive Order No. 171 extends all Executive...
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Executive Order Allows Outdoor Contact Practices and Competitions

Governor Murphy Signed Executive Order-168 on July 20 allowing the resumption of contact practices and competitions for high-risk organized sports in outdoor settings. The order reads, in part: Practices and competitions for sports defined as “Low Risk” by the Department of Health’s Guidance are permitted in both outdoor and indoor settings. No-contact practices...
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Washington Township COVID-19 Update, July 13, 2020

Update - Week of July 13, 2020 In the last week, we have four new cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed by the Washington Township Health Department to report on. Our total number of cases confirmed is now at 133, with 12 deaths and 103 released from isolation. I will be providing...
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Governor Signs Executive Order Requiring Individuals to Wear Masks in Outdoor Public Spaces When They Cannot Social Distance

On July 8, 2020 Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 163 requiring individuals to wear masks in outdoor public spaces when they cannot social distance. The requirement "shall not apply when wearing a face covering would inhibit that individual’s health, including when engaging in high intensity aerobic or anaerobic activities, when in the...
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Governor Extends Public Health Emergency

Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 162 on July 2 extending the Public Health Emergency first declared on March 9. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed.  Executive Order No. 162 extends all Executive Orders issued under the Governor’s authority under the Emergency...
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Rules for Indoor Recreation, Individualized Instruction at Gyms and Fitness Centers

Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 157 establishing rules for indoor dining, indoor recreational facilities, and individualized instruction at gyms and fitness centers on June 26. Please read...
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Gathering Limits Effective June 22

Governor Murphy increased indoor and outdoor gathering capacity limits by signing Executive Orders 161 on July 2 and Executive Order 156 on June 22.  Under EO-161, the number of individ...
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EO 154 Allows Personal Care Service Facilities to Open

Cosmetology shops; barber shops; beauty salons; hair braiding shops; nail salons; electrology facilities; spas, including day spas and medical spas, at which solely elective and cosmetic medical proce...
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Washington Township COVID-19 Case Update 6-23-20

une 23, 2020 - The Washington Township Health Department, in conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health, has confirmed 121 cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in Washington Township through June 22, 2020.  The Washington Township Health Department is following all appropriate NJ Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control protocols...
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