HACKENSACK, NJ - Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco Thursday rescinded his Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency in the County at the request Governor Phil Murphy.  Tedesco will hold a news conference Thursday afternoon to discuss these recent developments and the next steps he will be taking to protect the residents, visitors and workers of Bergen County.

Tedesco originally announced the shutdown for Tuesday, but then extended its implementation until Saturday, March 21 at 8am. The state of emergency would have shutdown businesses throughout the county. Tedesco announced the shutdown of all public schools in Bergen County on Thursday, March 12.

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, the executive order will not be implemented on Saturday, March 21 at 8 a.m.  The Murphy Administration has stated that the only closures that could be enforced were those issued by the Governor.

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TAPinto will have additional reporting Tedesco's press conference later this evening.

 

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