Posted on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021.
Governor Murphy recently issued Executive Order 242, effective Friday, May 28, 2021, which relaxes portions of previous Executive Orders 155, 192, 239 and 241 related to indoor and outdoor masking and social distancing requirements. Though widely publicized in the press as a complete removal of indoor mask requirements, the lifting of indoor masking requirements is only applicable under the following limited circumstances:
Therefore, employers whose places of business are not open to the public for the sale of goods, attendance at an event or activity, or provision of services must still adhere to the indoor mask and social distancing requirements of previous Executive Orders, most notably Executive Order 192. Non-public workplaces must also keep social distancing measures and other Covid restrictions in place for non-vaccinated employees.
If you have any specific questions regarding Executive Order 242, please contact any of our attorneys for assistance.