TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy has signed Executive Order No. 151, which extends the Public Health Emergency originally declared on March 9, 2020. This order has been extended twice before (on April 7, and again on May 6). Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed. 

This action extends the governor's other executive orders related to the coronavirus pandemic, including his order to stay home as much as possible, even as New Jersey's number of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths have steadily declined.

“Extending the Public Health Emergency allows us to continue to work to save lives, while safely and securely reopening our state’s economy. As we move forward with our restart and recovery plan, maintaining access to all resources available is essential,” said Murphy.

For the full text of Executive Order No. 151, click here.