Additional Mitigation Requirements Imposed on Restaurants and Others

Governor Murphy has signed Executive Order 125 to implement additional mitigation requirements on NJ TRANSIT, private carriers, and restaurants to limit the spread of COVID-19.

These include the following summarized  requirements for restaurants and other food establishments, with or without a liquor license, all bars, and all other holders of a liquor license with retail consumption privileges that are continuing to offer food delivery and/or takeout services: a. Limit occupancy at 10% of the stated maximum capacity, wherever feasible; b. Ensure six feet of distance between workers and customers, except at the moment of payment and/or exchange of goods; c. Require infection control practices, such as regular hand washing, coughing and sneezing etiquette, and proper tissue usage and disposal; d. Provide employees break time for repeated handwashing throughout the workday; e. Arrange for contactless pay and pickup/delivery options wherever feasible; f. Provide sanitization materials, such as hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, to staff; g. Require frequent sanitization of high-touch areas like credit card machines, keypads, and counters to which the public and workers have access; h. Place conspicuous signage at entrances and throughout the food business, if applicable, alerting staff and customers to the required six feet of physical distance; and i. Require workers to wear cloth face coverings and gloves while on the premises, except where doing so would inhibit that worker’s health, and require workers to wear gloves when in contact with customers or goods. 

For full description of the requirements, please read EO-125


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