VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ - All hair salons, barber shops and nail salons in Cedar Grove and Verona will close as of 8 p.m. tonight per an executive order from Gov. Phil Murphy in order to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus.

The governor announced at a press conference on Thursday that all personal-care businesses, which are realistically unable to comply with social distancing guidelines, would need to close.  In addition to barber shops, hair salons, nail salons, this includes spas, eyelash salons, and tattoo parlors.  

Murphy also announced that there are at least 742 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, including nine deaths.