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Gov. Murphy signs executive order to extend public health emergency by 30 days

NEW JERSEY – Governor Phil Murphy Thursday signed Executive Order No. 151. The order extends the Public Health Emergency that was declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103, extended on April 7, 2020 through Executive Order No. 119, and extended again on May 6, 2020 through Executive Order No. 138. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed.

“As we move forward with our restart and recovery plan, maintaining access to all resources available is essential,” Murphy said. “Extending the Public Health Emergency allows us to continue to work to save lives, while safely and securely reopening our state’s economy.”

Executive Order No. 151 extends all Executive Orders issued under Murphy’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.

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