TRENTON, NJ - Itt was announced by Governor Murphy that all shoppers would be required to wear a mask and gloves when entering a grocery store, effective Friday evening April 10.  As of Saturday afternoon, he expanded the mask requirement to include all food service personnel, customers heading into one of the restaurants and bars that remain open as well as all NJ Transit riders.

Governor Murphy said "I am expanding the requirement to wear a face covering to ALL customers heading into one of the restaurants and bars that remain in operation as they get their takeout order."

This does not apply to customers utilizing take-out or curb-side pick-up. 

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"If you are not walking into an establishment, a face covering will not be required", he said. "All riders are required to wear a face covering when traveling either on NJ Transit or with a private carrier, unless they cannot for medical reasons".

A face covering does not need to be medical grade, the governor said. Homemade fabric coverings and bandanas work well, he said.

The governor directed all NJ Transit and private carriers to cut the capacity on all trains, buses, light rail vehicles and para-transit vehicles to 50% of their maximum.


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