MAPLEWOOD, NJ — As the coronavirus curve continues to flatten in New Jersey, some restrictions are being lifted in the state, and Maplewood and South Orange residents can now look forward to:

Non-essential construction — Projects may resume effective at 6 a.m. today. All construction projects must abide by the Governor’s Executive Order concerning social distancing, safety, and sanitization requirements.

Non-essential retail businesses — Businesses must continue to have their in-store operations closed to customers, but now may offer curbside pickup of goods, beginning at 6 a.m.; the requirements in the Governor’s Executive Order must be adhered to.

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Elective surgeries — The surgeries, which had been suspended, will restart May 26, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on May 15.

Beaches — Beginning May 22, Murphy announced, beaches will reopen under a series of social distancing rules.

The Maplewood COVID-19 website is South Orange has a COVID-19 portal, as well. The New Jersey COVID-19 information hub is updated by the state government.


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