Executive Order 2020-1B, effective as of March 17, 2020 at 11 p.m., states that no worldly employment or business shall be performed or practiced by any person or entity within the County of Bergen until further notice except as expressly permitted herein. All malls, shopping centers, offices, construction and business activity of any type or nature, except as modified herein, shall be closed until further notice. Restaurants within malls or shopping centers may remain open only for the sale of take-out orders or delivery. Stores selling alcoholic beverages for outside consumption may remain open but shall comply with previously announced limitations and guidelines applicable to restaurants and CDC “social distancing” and other applicable guidelines. All health clubs, gyms, dance class facilities, yoga class facilities and all other similar recreational facilities shall be closed until further notice.
a. preparation and sale of drugs, meals, prepared food;
b. take-out sale of alcoholic beverages, newspapers, pet food and sanitary pet products, gasoline and food products subject to the conditions and limitations contained herein.
c. Auto repair shops will be permitted to remain open only if attached to and part of a gasoline station;
d. Health care facilities shall remain open with the exception of dental care facilities which shall close except as may be deemed necessary by a licensed dentist to treat emergency conditions;
e. Law firms, other entities or individuals specifically licensed to provide professional legal services, are hereby exempted from this Executive Order to the degree necessary to participate in Superior Court trials or other ancillary court proceedings or emergent matters or transactions;
f. Banks or banking institutions;
g. Funeral Parlors.
Parks shall remain open for passive recreation, however, no organized or directed activity shall be permitted. Any other park activities that bring groups of more than four individuals (other than family members) shall be permitted, such as playgrounds, dog runs, rides, stables (except for the care and maintenance of horses at the stables) or games.
Golf courses may remain open for golfers who walk the courses only. All other facilities within private or public golf courses such as clubhouses, restaurants, health facilities, lesson facilities, etc. shall be closed. No public outings shall be permitted until further notice.
No groups of more than four people, other than family members, shall assemble in public at any time within the County until further notice. A curfew is also imposed within the County between the hours of 8:00 P.M. and 7:00 A.M. for all public outdoor activities.
The County Executive is also asking health care professionals including, but not limited to, physicians, physicians’ assistants, nurses, dentists and other professionals to volunteer to provide health care services to combat the COVID-19 health care emergency.