HACKENSACK, NJ – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco today rescinded his Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency in the County during the coronavirus epidemic at the request of the Governor.  

Revisions to the original Executive Order, 2020-1B, were sent to Governor Murphy’s office for review. As a result of discussions with the Murphy administration, EO #2020-1B will not be implemented on Saturday, March 20. The Murphy Administration has stated that the only closures that could be enforced were those issued by the Governor.

Executive Order 2020-1B has never been enacted but was delayed to work with the Governor’s Office and to take the opportunity to revisit areas of the Executive Order that the County had received feedback on from the business community and the public.

Tedesco is expected to clarify county directives later this afternoon in a press conference.