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Gov. Murphy announces additions to essential retail businesses permitted to operate

TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan Tuesday announced an administrative order, permitting additional retail businesses to operate during their normal business hours.

Effective immediately, the following businesses are considered essential in accordance with executive order No. 107:

  • Mobile phone retail and repair shops;
  • Bicycle shops, but only to provide service and repair;
  • Livestock feed stores;
  • Nurseries and garden centers;
  • Farming equipment stores.

Businesses that remain operational must comply with social distancing.

“While we understand that this an unprecedented time for our state, I thank each and every New Jerseyan for using their common sense and staying home as much as possible,” Murphy said.

The administrative order also clarifies that municipalities may impose additional restrictions on beaches and boardwalks.

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Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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