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Posted on: July 6, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Week of June 29, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Yesterday the Governor announced that there were 423 new positive results and 45 confirmed deaths resulting from COVID-19 since the day before. To date, there have been 171,928 confirmed cases, and 13,224 confirmed deaths. There are also 1,854 probable deaths associated with the virus.

The spot positivity rate (for June 27) was 2.29% and the rate of transmission is .82

Last week, the Governor and the Commissioner of the Department of Education released guidance on the reopening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year.

Since last Friday, the Governor has taken the following actions:

Executive Order 157: Executive Order Establishing Rules for Indoor Dining, Indoor Recreational Facilities, and Individualized Instruction at Gyms and Fitness Centers. The State has issued guidance for retail businesses; tanning salons and body art facilities; hair salons, barbershops, and nail salons; electrology offices; cosmetology, bodywork, and massage; amusement parks; water parks; and pool and aquatic facilities.  

Executive Order 158  Executive Order Temporarily Pausing the Resumption of Indoor Dining of any business open to the public, including casinos. In the order, the Governor noted that given spikes in COVID-19 in other states that have been “attributed to indoor food and beverage establishments, and given the well-established risks that such establishments present given the lack of mask usage indoors, it is necessary to temporarily pause the resumption of indoor dining in New Jersey, while we continue to learn more about what has prompted the spikes in other states and examine whether there are additional protocols that could be instituted to reduce the risks associated with indoor dining.” 

Executive Order 159  Executive Order Extending Certain Statutory Deadlines Across State Government. The various deadlines include the following of municipal interest: the June 30 expiration of dog licenses, registrations & renewals extended for 90 days (N.J.S.A. 4:19-15.3); the one-year deadline for new public employees to reside in New Jersey is extended until 90 days after the last day of the public health emergency (N.J.S.A. 52:14-7(d)); and the 30-day deadline for the NJ First Act Employee Residency Review Committee to issue a decision on exemption or hardship is extended until 90 days after the last day of the public health emergency (N.J.S.A. 52:14-7(a).

Today the Department of Health issued guidance for child care and youth summer camp standards. The guidance addressed various protocols that must be followed, including screening and admittance; group sizes and distancing; permitted activities; visitors; promotion of healthy hygiene practices; enhanced cleaning and sanitation procedures; response procedures for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure; staff and camper training; procedure for food services; and daily reporting.  Guidance on playgrounds is expected shortly.

See the League’s COVID-19 page for all our resources and communications.

Contact: Michael F. Cerra, Executive Director,, 609-695-3481 x120.

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