SPRINGFIELD, NJ — In what has become a regular update, Springfield Mayor Chris Capodice announced the number of cases and deaths in Springfield, Union County and New Jersey, as well as an update on all three executive orders singed by Governor Phil Murphy.

The message is as follows:

 As of this message, Springfield had 9 new cases of COVID-19, totalling 105 positive tests and 3 deaths. Union County has 410 new cases of COVID-19, and 30 new deaths, totaling 4,831 positive tests and 125 deaths. The State of New Jersey currently has 3,088 new cases of COVID-19 and 275 new deaths, bringing the state total number to 47,437 positive tests, and 1,504 COVID-19 related deaths.

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Governor Murphy has signed three executive orders:

  • The first Executive Order, moves the state primary from Tuesday, June 6 to Tuesday, July 7.

  • The second Executive Order has several components to ensure social distancing:

    • All nonessential construction projects will cease effective 8 p.m. Friday.

      • Exceptions include: projects that are hospital or school-related, transportation-related, affordable housing, individual housing sites that can adhere to strict limits to workers on site, and emergency repairs to safely secure sites.

    • All essential retail businesses must indefinitely limit the number of customers to 50% of their approved capacity.

      • Customers and employees must wear face coverings, stores must install physical barriers between customers and employees whenever possible, and must regularly sanitize frequently used areas.

      • No town or county can impose their own rules on essential businesses.

  • The third Executive Order increases weight limits on interstate highways from 40 tons to 46 tons for trucks carrying COVID relief supplies.

Lastly, Governor Murphy reminds us, during this time period of several religious holidays, please do not visit family that you do not currently live with.