BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Following the executive order from the state and administrative order from the Department of Law and Public Safety Division of NJ State Police Office of Emergency Management, the Bridgewater Commons Mall has closed all common area locations of the building as of 8 p.m. Tuesday.

According to a statement from the mall, all restaurants and stores within the mall which maintain external entrances separate from the general mall entrance can remain open for operating hours, and takeout or food delivery.

But, the statement said, all entrances and exits to the mall's indoor common areas will remain closed, and tenants will be expected to comply.

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Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that he was ordering all the state's indoor shopping malls to close until further notice, in addition to indoor and outdoor amusement parks, after the state's total number of coronavirus cases surged to 267. That includes bowling alleys, zoos, aquariums, arcades, carnivals, fairs, theme parks, water parks, children's play places, funplexes and places with amusement rides.

Many of the Bridgewater Commons Mall stores with outside entrances have already shut down completely for the time being, including Macy's and Bloomingdales.