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Posted Monday, April 13th, 2020

Governor Phil Murphy, in Executive Order Number 125, has expanded the rules for food establishments that are providing take out service.  COVID-19: Governor's Executive Order on Take-Out Food

Restaurants, cafeterias, food courts, bars that are still permitted to operate must adopt policies that contain the following provisions:

  • Limit occupancy to 10 percent of stated maximum capacity, wherever feasible, at one time;
  • Ensure 6-feet distance between workers and customers, except at payment and exchange of goods;
  • Require infection control practices, such as regular hand washing, proper tissue use and disposal;
  • Provide employees break time for repeated handwashing throughout the workday;
  • Arrange for contactless pay, pickup, and/or delivery options wherever feasible;
  • Provide sanitization materials, such as hand sanitizer and wipes, to staff;
  • Require frequent sanitization of high-touch areas like credit card machines, keypads, and counters;
  • Place conspicuous signage alerting staff and customers to required six feet of physical distance;
  • Require workers to wear cloth face coverings and gloves
  • Provide, at their expense, face coverings and gloves for their employees.
  • Customers are required to wear cloth face coverings.