NEW JERSEY – Governor Phil Murphy Thursday signed Executive Order No. 180. The Order extends the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103, which was previously extended on April 7, May 6, June 4, July 2, and August 1. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed.
“In New Jersey, we have made significant progress in the fight against COVID-19, but this fight is still not over,” Murphy said. “Extending the public health emergency will provide us access to all available resources to continue saving lives and mitigating the spread of this virus.”
Executive Order No. 180 extends all Executive Orders issued under the Governor’s authority under the Emergency Health Powers Act. It also extends all actions taken by any Executive Branch departments and agencies in response to the Public Health Emergency presented by the COVID-19 outbreak.