Executive Order to Ceases All Non-Essential Construction Projects

Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Cease All Non-Essential Construction Projects and Imposes Additional Mitigation Requirements on Essential Retail Businesses and Industries to Limit the Spread of COVID-19

Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 122, ceasing all non-essential construction projects and imposing additional mitigation requirements on essential retail businesses and essential industries to limit the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey. The order also outlines specific protections and policies for all essential retail, manufacturing, and warehousing businesses, as well as businesses engaged in essential construction projects.

Exceptions to this shut-down include:
  • Projects at New Jersey hospitals and schools
  • Transportation and utility sector projects
  • The building of affordable housing
  • Other individual housing sites that can adhere to strict limits on the number of workers on-site at any given time
  • Emergency repairs
  • Work needed to safely secure a construction site
  • Other limited instances