Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily briefing on June 9 that he will sign an executive order rescinding his stay-at-home order in effect since March 21 due to the coronavirus. Additionally, the governor expanded the limits of indoor gathering while announcing a gradual increase of outdoor gathering through the beginning of July.
In his first extended remarks since protest across the nation over the death of George Floyd and the violence surrounding the marches, Gov. Phil Murphy said “systemic racism in real.”
Gov. Phil Murphy expects to raise the limits to indoor gatherings starting the second weekend of June.
Gov. Phil Murphy has ‘nightmares’ the progress the state and its residents have made in fighting the coronavirus could easily go backwards as “one misstep and we are back to the worst case scenario.” The governor further stated the “new normal probably won’t look like the old normal” as New Jersey will not be able to just turn the clock back to three months ago and resume their usual daily routines.