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Executive Order No. 107 – Highlights

According to Executive Order No. 107, as of March 21, 2020, all NJ residents shall remain home unless they are:

  • Obtaining goods or services from essential businesses
  • Obtaining takeout
  • Seeking medical attention
  • Visiting family members as a caretaker or romantic partner
  • Reporting to or performing their job
  • Engaging in outdoor activities (social distance permitting)
  • Leaving home for an educational, religious, or political reason
  • For safety
  • At the direction of law enforcement or a government agency

The following businesses are essential and may remain open:

  • Grocery stores, farmers markets
  • Pharmacies and dispensaries
  • Medical supply stores
  • Retail functions of gas stations
  • Convenience stores
  • Ancillary stores within healthcare facilities
  • Hardware and home improvement stores
  • Retail functions of banks and other financial institutions
  • Laundromats and dry-cleaning services
  • Stores that sell supplies for children <5 y.o.
  • Pet stores
  • Liquor stores
  • Car dealerships for auto maintenance and repair services, and auto mechanics
  • Retail functions of printing and office supply shops
  • Educational institutions providing online-only learning options
  • Mail and delivery stores

The following should function at a limited capacity:

  • Public transportation should be used only as a last resort
  • Schools may remain open only if they are operating on a limited basis for food or essential care services that are non-educational
  • Essential businesses that cannot work from home shall reduce staff on site to the minimal necessary number
    • Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters, and First Responders
    • Cashiers
    • Construction, utility, and repair workers
    • Warehouse workers
    • Lab researchers and information technology maintenance workers
    • Janitorial and custodial staff
    • Necessary administrative staff

The following activities are prohibited:

  • Parties, celebrations, or social events are cancelled
  • Non-essential retail businesses
  • On-premise consumption of alcohol
  • Casinos, racetracks
  • Gyms, fitness centers
  • Movie theaters, performing arts centers, concert venues
  • Nightclubs, performing art centers
  • Public libraries and computer labs
  • Indoor retail shopping malls
  • Amusement parks, zoos, children’s play centers, bowling alleys
  • Personal care services that inherently non-conform to social distancing (salons, spas, tattoo shops)
  • Social clubs such as the VFW, American Legion
  • Public, private, and parochial preschools, elementary and secondary schools
  • The Morris County Order previously issued for the closure of playgrounds remains in effect.

2020 Public Safety Youth Academy

Mark your calendars! We are pleased to announce the 2020 Morris County Public Safety Youth Academy Program will take place from July 27-31, 2020. Our team has been getting a significant number of questions this month regarding our 2020 Youth Academy, and we are VERY excited to see that all of you are looking forward to this year’s program as much as we are. All Morris County high-school students entering Grades 9-12 in the fall are welcome to apply. The application will be posted on Monday, March 2, 2020.

Get more information about the program.

2020 Mitigation Plan Update

Morris County is pleased to kick-off the 2020 Morris County All Municipalities Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) update. The HMP is updated every five years, with the goal to save lives and property through the reduction of hazard vulnerability. Learn more about the 2020 Mitigation Plan Update!

We’re Looking for an EMT!

The Morris County Office of Emergency Management – Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is currently accepting applications for certified and experienced Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and/or Paramedics to join our EMS team. Learn more about this position and apply!

Sign Up for AlertMorris!

AlertMorris logoAlertMorris will allow you to get emergency notifications in any manner you choose, including phone, email, text, or social media, so you can stay informed during major storms or other emergencies taking place throughout Morris County.

Each Morris County municipality will have the ability to get the right message to the right user at the right time from any device connected to the internet, and in just a few seconds.

Morris County’s social media alert accounts on Facebook and Twitter, @MCUrgent, also have changed their names to @AlertMorris. Get updates from OEM and multi-jurisdictional emergency alerts through your favorite social media platform!

To sign up and learn more, visit our Emergency Alerts page.