MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Mayor Timothy P. Dougherty has issued an Executive Order limiting the operations of liquor license establishments in Morristown to occupancy of no more than 250 people with a curfew of 10 o’clock pm. 

The goal of this order is to enforce the policy directive from the State of New Jersey and CDC guide- lines to minimize gatherings of large groups of people to prevent exposure to and transmission of COVID-19 to patrons, workers, and first responders", announced the mayor

“COVID-19 does not discriminate", said Mayor Dougherty. "So far it has affected residents of our state from teens to over eighty years old. So, it is imperative that the Town take a leadership role in establishing protocols to reinforce what we know to be practices that prevent the spread of this terrible illness, including social distancing. While our restaurants and nightlife are a popular draw for visitors, we must take every precaution to protect the public and prevent community spread.”

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The Executive Order takes effect immediately and is in place until further notice, and will be evaluated weekly for necessity and effectiveness, he said.

 

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