EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - What follows is the entirety of today's message from East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen regarding the township's status during the COVID-19 health crisis:

This afternoon Governor Murphy sighed Executive Order No.104. This directive was designed to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and help lower the surge on the healthcare system that could be predicted by the experiences in other countries.

We need to be consistent with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the WHO (World Health Organization) guidelines regarding community spread and social distancing. As such, the East Brunswick Executive Order has been designed to clarify and extend some restrictions consistent with the Executive order and the guidelines.

As of March 17, 2020 at 8:00pm all Banquet Halls, Adult and Child Day Care Centers, Barber Shops, Nail Salons, Hair Salons, state licensed cosmetology establishments, and massage establishments must close.

Houses of Worship are asked to follow the CDC guidelines for assembly of no more than 50 people, and they must adhere to social distancing guidelines. This order will be lifted when the safety of all residents can be certain.

See the link below for the full proclamation.

Brad J Cohen, MD-Mayor

Austin C Kosik, Jr.CEM – Emergency Management Coordinator