On Monday, March 16, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 104. Earlier today, paragraph 7 of the Executive Order was updated to include the following: facilities where personal care services are performed that, by their very nature, result in noncompliance with social distancing guidelines, including but not limited to:
cosmetology shops, barber shops, beauty salons, hair braiding shops, nail salons, electrology facilities, spas, including day spas and medical spas, at which solely elective and cosmetic medical procedures are performed, massage parlors, tanning salons, tattoo parlors, and public and private social clubs, whether or not they serve alcohol, including but not limited to facilities owned or operated by the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Knights of Columbus, and any other social clubs associated with community service organizations.
The order advises that the update takes effect immediately , and the facilities listed above were ordered to close to members of the public effective 8:00 p.m. this evening (March 19, 2020). They shall remain closed to the public for as long as the Executive Order remains in effect.
Health facilities that provide medically necessary or therapeutic services are exempted from the directive.
-Chief Michael C. DiBella