Governor Clarifies Order on Essential Businesses that Can Remain Open

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(Camden, NJ) – On Monday, Governor Phil Murphy issued clarifications to the list of essential businesses that can remain open in the state, making clear that pet-focused businesses such as pet day care and boarding and pet grooming businesses can remain open.

The clarifications, announced by the Governor’s Office and New Jersey State Police, also make clear that car dealerships can remain open and that potential car buyers can test drive cars provided that they are in the car alone and that the car is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected after a test drive.

Personal care services (such as barbers, nail salons and tattoo parlors) must remain closed and providers of these services cannot go to the homes of clients or use their own homes to provide these services to clients.

“In this difficult time for all of our small businesses, it is important that we provide clarity for these businesses and for their customers, about their ability to operate,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. “We thank the governor for providing this clarity and hope that by continuing to practice social distancing we will slow the spread of coronavirus and be able to reopen parts of our economy when it is determined safe to do so.”

For more information regarding these clarifications, visit here.