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New Jersey COVID-19 Regulation Updates

Written by Vicky Daley
on April 22, 2020

Libryo is using its regulatory tracking technology to keep this live blog of new law relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any new updates will provide highlights of the legislation, key publication information and dates as well as links to the sources.


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Last Updated: Wednesday 27 May 2020
Executive Order No. 126 (New Jersey)

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The Governor of the State of New Jersey has published an Executive Order directing that cable or telecommunications providers providing residential internet may not:

-terminate internet or voice services due to nonpayment
-downgrade or reduce the quality of residential internet or voice services due to nonpayment except in accordance with a policy approved in writing by the Board of Public Utilities
-collect a fee for late payments, or voice services reconnections except in accordance with a policy approved in writing by the Board of Public Utilities

Cable or telecommunications providers who disconnected a residential customer after 16 March 2020 for nonpayment must reconnect internet or voice services if requested to do so by the customer.

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downloadNotice Number: Executive Order No. 126

Publication Date: 13 April 2020

Effective Date: 13 April 2020

Source: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-126.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Executive Order No. 125 (New Jersey)

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The Governor of the State of New Jersey has published an Executive Order with effect from 13 April 2020 which deals with minimum requirements of policies to be adopted by:

-carriers and passengers on public transportation and
-restaurants, bars, and other retailers providing food for takeout and/or delivery

Carriers must adopt policies that, at a minimum:

-allow for limiting occupancy at 50% of the stated maximum capacity on all trains, buses and light rail lines
-require infection control practices, such as coughing and sneezing etiquette and proper tissue usage and disposal
-arrange for contactless pay options across all modes of transportation wherever feasible; policies shall, wherever possible, consider populations that do not have access to internet service
-arrange for back door entry on buses and take seats out of service near the bus operator to allow for proper social distancing from the bus operator
-require frequent sanitization of high-touch areas in stations, like restrooms, waiting areas, credit card machines, and keypads
-place conspicuous signage at stations and throughout train cars, buses and light rail vehicles, alerting workers and customers to the required six feet of physical distance
-require workers and customers to wear cloth face coverings while on trains, buses and light rail vehicles except where doing so would inhibit that individual’s health or where the individual is under two years of age
-require workers to wear gloves when in contact with customers

Restaurants, bars, and other retailers providing food for takeout and/or delivery must adopt policies that, at a minimum:

-limit occupancy at 10% of the stated maximum capacity, wherever feasible
-ensure six feet of distance between workers and customers, except at the moment of payment and/or exchange of goods
-require infection control practices, such as regular hand washing, coughing and sneezing etiquette, and proper tissue usage and disposal
-provide employees break time for repeated handwashing throughout the workday
-arrange for contactless pay and pickup/delivery options
-provide sanitization materials, such as hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes
-require frequent sanitization of high-touch areas like credit card machines, keypads, and counters
-place conspicuous signage at entrances and throughout the food business, alerting staff and customers to the required six feet of physical distance
-require workers to wear cloth face coverings and gloves while on the premises, and require workers to wear gloves when in contact with customers or goods
-require customers entering a food business to wear cloth face coverings, except where doing so would inhibit that individual’s health or where the individual is under the age of two, but not when receiving a delivery or when picking up goods outside of the physical premises of the food business

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downloadNotice Number: Executive Order No. 125

Publication Date: 11 April 2020

Effective Date: 13 April 2020

Source: https://nj.gov/infobank/circular/eocc125.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Executive Order No. 123 (New Jersey)

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The Governor of the State of New Jersey has published an Executive Order to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic which requires that:

-all entities issuing property, life, health or dental insurance and benefit plans in the State of New Jersey may not cancel any policy or contract resulting from non-payment during the emergency grace period
-the policyholders’ unpaid premiums are to be amortized over a period of time to be determined by the Comissioner

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downloadNotice Number: Executive Order No. 123

Publication Date: 9 April 2020

Effective Date: 9 April 2020

Source: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-123.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Executive Order No. 122 (New Jersey)

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The Governor of the State of New Jersey has published an Executive Order to limit the spread of COVID-19 which:

-imposes additional mitigation requirements on essential retail businesses
-prohibits the continuation of non-essential construction projects and
-defines essential construction projects.

Minimum requirements for essential retail businesses include:

-limiting occupancy at 50% of the stated maximum store capacity, if applicable, at one time
-establishing hours of operation, wherever possible that permit access solely to high-risk individuals, as defined by the CDC
-installing a physical barrier between customers and cashiers/baggers wherever feasible
-requiring infection control practices
-providing employees break time for repeated handwashing throughout the workday
-arranging for contactless pay options, pickup, and/or delivery of goods wherever feasible
-providing sanitization materials, such as hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, to staff and customers
-requiring frequent sanitization of high-touch areas like restrooms, credit card machines, keypads, counters and shopping carts;
-placing conspicuous signage at entrances and throughout the store, if applicable, alerting staff and customers to the required six feet of physical distance;
-demarcating six feet of spacing in check-out lines
-requiring workers and customers to wear cloth face coverings while on the premises, except where doing so would inhibit that individual’s health or where the individual is under two years of age
-requiring workers to wear gloves when in contact with customers or goods.

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downloadNotice Number: Executive Order No. 122

Publication Date: 8 April 2020

Effective Date: 10 April 2020

Source: https://www.nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-122.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Executive Order No. 121 (New Jersey)

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The Governor of the State of New Jersey has published an executive order which:

-allows motor vehicles transporting COVID-19 relief supplies to receive a permit increasing the vehicles’ weight tolerance
-specifies the roadways on which above vehicles may transport the relief supplies

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downloadNotice Number: Executive Order No. 121

Publication Date: 8 April 2020

Effective Date: 8 April 2020

Source: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-121.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Executive Order No. 119 (New Jersey)

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The Governor of the State of New Jersey has published an executive order to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic which declares that the Public Health Emergency declared in Executive Order No. 103 continues to exist throughout the State of New Jersey.

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downloadNotice Number: Executive Order No. 119

Publication Date: 7 April 2020

Effective Date: 7 April 2020

Source: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-119.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Executive Order No. 108 (New Jersey)

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The Governor of the State of New Jersey has published an executive order to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic which:

-invalidates any county or municipal restriction imposed which conflicts with the provisions of Executive Order 107
-prohibits the enactment of any order, rule, regulation, ordinance or resolution which will conflict with Executive Order 107
-imposes penalties for violations of this executive order

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downloadNotice Number: Executive Order No. 108

Publication Date: 21 March 2020

Effective Date: 21 March 2020

Source: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-108.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Executive Order No. 107 (New Jersey)

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The Governor of the State of New Jersey has published an executive order to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic which supercedes Executive Order No. 104 and:

-requires all residents to remain at home with some exceptions, like obtaining essential goods or services, working and exercising or visiting within strict parameters
-requires individuals to practice social distancing
-prohibits the use of public transportation unless no other feasible option is available
-prohibits any form of gatherings of individuals
-requires the brick-and-mortar premises of all non-essential retail businesses to close
-lists types of essential businesses, including food stores, pharmacies, pet stores, liquor stores, retail laundromats and car maintenance services
-imposes social distancing measures on all restaurants and other food establishments
-requires all recreational and entertainment businesses to close
-requires businesses to reduce their staff on site to the minimal number necessary and encourage employees to work from home if possible
-requires all schools and higher education institutions to remain closed

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downloadNotice Number: Executive Order No. 107

Publication Date: 21 March 2020

Effective Date: 21 March 2020

Source: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-107.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Executive Order No. 104 (New Jersey)

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The Governor of the State of New Jersey has published an executive order to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic which:

-limits gatherings to 50 persons or fewer except normal operations at airports, bus and train stations, medical facilities, office environments, factories, assemblages for the purpose of industrial or manufacturing work, construction sites, mass transit, or the purchase of groceries or consumer goods.
-requires all schools and higher education institutions to close on 18 March 2020, except to provide essential services such as the provision of food
-requires various institutions to remain closed from 8pm on 16 March 2020, including casino gambling floors, racetracks, gyms and fitness facilities, and entertainment centers
-requires all other non-essential retail, recreational and entertainment businesses to cease operations from 8pm to 5am
-limits restaurants and bars to offer only take-out and delivery services

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downloadNotice Number: Executive Order No. 104

Publication Date: 16 March 2020

Effective Date: 16 March 2020

Source: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-104.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Executive Order No. 103 (New Jersey)

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The Governor of the State of New Jersey has published an executive order to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic which:

-imposes a state of emergency
-authorises the State Director of Emergency Management to implement mitigation measures
-authorises and empowers the executive head of any agency of the state government to impose rules to limit the spread of COVID-19
-reserves the Governor’s right to utilise all available resources of state government

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downloadNotice Number: Executive Order No. 103

Publication Date: 9 March 2020

Effective Date: 9 March 2020

Source: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-103.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
US Executive Order 13916: National Emergency Authority To Temporarily Extend Deadlines for Certain Estimated Payments

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The President of the United States has published an executive order directing the Secretary of the Treasury to consider taking action to extend deadlines for various estimated payments for importers who are suffering significant financial hardship because of COVID–19.

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Notice Number: 2020-08846

Publication Date: 23 April 2020

Effective Date: 18 April 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-23/pdf/2020-08846.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
US Temporary Final Rule (19 CFR Part 24): Temporary Postponement of the Time to Deposit Certain Estimated Duties, Taxes, and Fees During the National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak

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The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the designee of the Secretary of Homeland Security (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) has issued a temporary final rule amending the Customs and Border Protection regulations. 

The amendment temporarily postpones the deadline for importers of record with a significant financial hardship to deposit certain estimated duties, taxes, and fees that they would ordinarily be obligated to pay as of the date of entry, or withdrawal from warehouse, for consumption.

The postponement relates to merchandise entered in March or April 2020, for a period of 90 days from the date that the deposit would otherwise have been due but for this emergency action. 

To qualify for this temporary postponement, an importer must demonstrate a significant financial hardship. An eligible importer's operation must be fully or partially suspended during March or April 2020 due to government orders limiting commerce, travel, or group meetings because of COVID-19. As a result of the suspension of its operations, the gross receipts of such importer for March 13-31, 2020, or April 2020 must be less than 60 percent of the gross receipts for the comparable period in 2019. 

An eligible importer need not file additional documentation with CBP to be eligible for this relief but must maintain documentation as part of its books and records establishing that it meets the requirements for relief.

This temporary postponement does not permit the return of any deposits of estimated duties, taxes, and/or fees that have been paid. It also does not apply to entries or withdrawals from warehouse, subject to certain specified trade remedies, and any entry summary that includes merchandise subject to those trade remedies is not eligible under this rule.

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Notice Number: 2020-08618

Publication Date: 22 April 2020
Effective Date: 20 April 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-22/pdf/2020-08618.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Executive Order No. 131 (New Jersey)

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The Governor of the State of New Jersey has issued an Executive Order creating a commission that will advise the administration on the timing and preparation for New Jersey’s recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown.

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downloadNotice Number: Executive Order No. 131

Publication Date: 28 April 2020

Effective Date: 28 April 2020

Source: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-131.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Executive Order No. 133 (New Jersey)

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The Governor of the State of New Jersey has issued an Executive Order reopening State parks and forests, under strict conditions.

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downloadNotice Number: Executive Order No. 133

Publication Date: 29 April 2020

Effective Date: 2 May 2020

Source: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-133.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act

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The President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the CARES Act into law to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses.

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Notice Number: 116-136

Publication Date: 27 April 2020

Effective Date: 27 April 2020

Source: https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr748/BILLS-116hr748enr.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

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The President has signed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act into law to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak by providing additional funding for small business loans, health care providers, and COVID-19 testing.

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Notice Number: 116-139

Publication Date: 27 April 2020

Effective Date: 24 April 2020

Source: https://www.congress.gov/116/bills/hr266/BILLS-116hr266enr.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Proclamation 10014 (US)

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The President of the United States has signed a proclamation suspending entry into the United States of certain immigrants. The proclamation is effective at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Thursday, 23 April 2020 and expires in 60 days, unless continued by the President. 

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Notice Number: 2020-09068

Publication Date: 27 April 2020

Effective Date: 23 April 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-27/pdf/2020-09068.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
13 CFR Part 120: Small Business Administration Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Additional Criterion for Seasonal Employers

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act authorizes the U.S. Department of the Treasury to issue regulations for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA), including regulations that allow additional lenders to originate loans and establish terms and conditions.

In this interim final rule, Treasury authorizes all lenders eligible to originate loans under the PPP to use an alternative criterion for calculating the maximum loan amount for PPP loans issued to seasonal employers.

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Notice Number: 2020-09239

Publication Date: 30 April 2020

Effective Date: 30 April 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-04-30/pdf/2020-09239.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Executive Order No. 136 (New Jersey)

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The Governor of the State of New Jersey has published an executive order extending statutory and regulatory timeframes for submitting applications or requests for permits to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

All timeframes governing public notice, review, or final action on applications for, or renewals of permits, registrations, plans, petitions, licenses, rates, and other approvals under various statutes administered by DEP are tolled, beginning on March 9, 2020, by each day during the Public Health Emergency declared by Executive Order No. 103 (2020).

The timeframe for businesses to submit a registration form to DEP to engage in soil and fill recycling services, DEP’s time to review and issue such registration, the deadline after which a business may not engage in soil and fill recycling services without a valid registration, and the timeframe for a registrant to submit a license application to the Attorney General shall each be extended by the number of days of the Public Health Emergency plus an additional 60 days.

The deadline for the governing body of each municipality to submit its yearly recycling tonnage report to DEP by July 1, 2020, is extended by 60 days.

The deadline for recyclers, manufacturers, collection locations and local government units who collect electronic devices to submit their semiannual report to DEP by August 1, 2020 is extended by 60 days.

DEP is authorized to establish earlier timeframes for review and decisions on specific permit applications, with appropriate public notice, if DEP determines that an earlier decision is in the public interest or after consideration of the need to maintain appropriate sequencing with federal timeframes.

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downloadNotice Number: Executive Order No. 136

Publication Date: 2 May 2020

Effective Date: 2 May 2020

Source: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-136.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Requirements-Corporate Groups and Non-Bank and Non-Insured Depository Institution Lenders (Small Business Administration)

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The Small Business Administration has published an interim final rule that supplements previously posted interim final rules by limiting the amount of Paycheck Protection Program loans that any single corporate group may receive, and provides additional guidance on the criteria for non-bank lender participation in the PPP.

This interim final rule applies to applications submitted under the Paycheck Protection Program through June 30, 2020, or until funds made available for this purpose are exhausted.

Comments must be received on or before June 3, 2020.

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Notice Number: 2020-09576

Publication Date: 4 May 2020

Effective Date: 4 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-04/pdf/2020-09576.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Extension of Certain Timeframes for Employee Benefit Plans, Participants, and Beneficiaries Affected by the COVID-19 Outbreak (IRS)

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The Employee Benefits Security Administration and Internal Revenue Services have published a document announcing the extension of certain timeframes under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and the Internal Revenue Code for group health plans, disability and other welfare plans, pension plans, and participants and beneficiaries of these plans during the COVID-19 National Emergency.

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Notice Number: 2020-09399

Publication Date: 4 May 2020

Effective Date: 4 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-04/pdf/2020-09399.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Executive Order 13920: Securing the United States Bulk-Power System (US)

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The President of the United States of America has declared a national emergency with respect to the threat to the United States bulk-power system, and has prohibited certain actions relating to bulk-power system electric equipment.

These include acquisition, importation, transfer, or installation of any bulk-power system electric equipment where the transaction involves any property in which any foreign country or one of its nationals has any interest, where the transaction was initiated after the date of this order, and where certain officials have determined that:

- the transaction involves bulk-power system electric equipment designed, developed, manufactured, or supplied, by persons owned by, controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of a foreign adversary; and

- the transaction:

- poses an undue risk of sabotage to or subversion of the design, integrity, manufacturing, production, distribution, installation, operation, or maintenance of the bulk-power system in the United States;
- poses an undue risk of catastrophic effects on the security or resiliency of United States critical infrastructure or the economy of the United States; or
- otherwise poses an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States or the security and safety of United States persons.

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Notice Number: 2020-09695

Publication Date: 4 May 2020

Effective Date: 1 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-04/pdf/2020-09695.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Executive Order 13917: Delegating Authority Under the Defense Production Act With Respect to Food Supply Chain Resources During the National Emergency Caused by the Outbreak of COVID-19

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The President of the United States of America has signed an executive order relating to beef, pork and poultry processors.

The order provides that it is important that processors of beef, pork, and poultry in the food supply chain continue operating and fulfilling orders to ensure a continued supply of protein for Americans. However, outbreaks of COVID-19 among workers at some processing facilities have led to a reduction in some of those facilities' production capacity. In addition, recent actions in some States have led to the complete closure of some large processing facilities. Such actions may differ from or be inconsistent with interim guidance recently issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) of the Department of Labor entitled “Meat and Poultry Processing Workers and Employers” providing for the safe operation of such facilities.

Closures threaten the continued functioning of the national meat and poultry supply chain, undermining critical infrastructure during the national emergency. Given the high volume of meat and poultry processed by many facilities, any unnecessary closures can quickly have a large effect on the food supply chain.

The executive order delegates authority to the Secretary of Agriculture to take action to ensure that meat and poultry processors continue operations consistent with the guidance for their operations jointly issued by the CDC and OSHA.

Under the delegation of authority provided in the order, the Secretary of Agriculture may identify additional specific food supply chain resources that require the same treatment.

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Notice Number: 2020-09536

Publication Date: 1 May 2020

Effective Date: 28 April 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-01/pdf/2020-09536.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Executive Order No. 138 (New Jersey)

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The Governor of the State of New Jersey has published an executive order extending the Public health emergency as proclaimed in executive order 103. Any executive orders that have been adopted with regards to the Public health emergency remain in full effect.

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downloadNotice Number: Executive Order No. 138

Publication Date: 6 May 2020

Effective Date: 6 May 2020

Source: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-138.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
17 CFR Parts 227 and 239: Temporary Amendments to Regulation Crowdfunding (SEC)

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The Securities and Exchange Commission is adopting temporary final rules to facilitate capital formation for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The temporary final rules are intended to expedite the offering process for smaller, previously established companies directly or indirectly affected by COVID-19 that are seeking to meet their funding needs through the offer and sale of securities pursuant to Regulation Crowdfunding.

The temporary final rules are designed to facilitate this offering process by providing tailored, conditional relief from certain requirements of Regulation Crowdfunding relating to the timing of the offering and the availability of financial statements required to be included in issuers' offering materials while retaining appropriate investor protections.

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Notice Number: 2020-09806

Publication Date: 7 May 2020

Effective Date: 4 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-07/pdf/2020-09806.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Federal Delay in Opening of 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 and 2020 EEO-3 and 2020 EEO-5 Data Collections Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced a delay in the anticipated opening of the 2019 EEO-1 Component 1 data collection and the 2020 EEO-3 and EEO-5 data collections due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. The EEOC expects to begin collecting the 2020 EEO-3 and the 2020 EEO-5 in January 2021 and will notify filers of the precise date the surveys will open as soon as it is available.

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Notice Number: 2020-09876

Publication Date: 8 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-08/pdf/2020-09876.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Nondiscrimination and Additional Eligibility Criteria

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The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has posted an interim final rule that supplements previously posted rules relating to the Paycheck Protection Program by providing guidance on nondiscrimination obligations and additional eligibility requirements, and requests public comment.

On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule announcing the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act temporarily adds a new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program,” to the SBA's 7(a) Loan Program. The CARES Act also provides for forgiveness of up to the full principal amount of qualifying loans guaranteed under the Paycheck Protection Program. The program is intended to provide economic relief to small businesses nationwide adversely impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). SBA posted additional interim final rules on April 3, 2020, April 14, 2020, April 24, 2020, April 28, 2020, and April 30, 2020 and the Department of the Treasury posted an additional interim final rule on April 28, 2020. This interim final rule supplements the previously posted interim final rules.

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Notice Number: 2020-09963

Publication Date: 8 May 2020

Effective Date: 8 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-08/pdf/2020-09963.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Guidance Documents Related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19); Availability (Food and Drug Administration)

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The Food and Drug Administration has announced the availability of guidance documents related to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency. The guidance documents have been implemented without prior comment, but they remain subject to comment at any time. Some examples of the documents include temporary policies regarding:

- Nutrition Labeling of Certain Packaged Food During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (March 2020)
- Nutrition Labeling of Standard Menu Items in Chain Restaurants and Similar Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (April 2020)
- Packaging and Labeling of Shell Eggs Sold by Retail Food Establishments During the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (April 2020)

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Notice Number: 2020-10146

Publication Date: 12 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-12/pdf/2020-10146.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Executive Order No. 142 (New Jersey)

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The Governor of the State of New Jersey has published an executive order permitting the resumption of non-essential construction, curbside pickup at non-essential retail businesses, and gatherings in cars.

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downloadNotice Number: Executive Order No. 142

Publication Date: 14 May 2020

Effective Date: 13 May 2020

Source: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-142.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Temporary Changes to Requirements Affecting H-2B Nonimmigrants Due to the COVID-19 National Emergency (Department of Homeland Security)

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The Department of Homeland Security has published a temporary final rule that, as a result of disruptions and uncertainty to the U.S. economy and international travel caused by the global novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency, amends the regulations regarding certain temporary nonagricultural workers, and their U.S. employers, within the H-2B nonimmigrant classification.

The Department is temporarily removing certain limitations on employers or U.S. agents seeking to hire certain H-2B workers already in the United States to provide temporary labor or services essential to the U.S. food supply chain, and certain H-2B workers, who are essential to the U.S. food supply chain, seeking to extend their stay.

This final rule is effective from May 14, 2020, through May 15, 2023. Employers may request the flexibilities under this rule by filing an H-2B petition, including the new attestation and all required evidence, on or after the effective date of this rule and until 120 days thereafter. 

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Notice Number: 2020-10486

Publication Date: 14th May 2020

Effective Date: 14th May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-14/pdf/2020-10486.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Executive Order No. 143 (New Jersey)

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The Governor of the State of New Jersey has published an executive order stating that beaches, boardwalks, lakes, and lakeshores in the State may be open to the public as long as these spaces are used and maintained consistent with various restrictions and recommendations.

All restaurants, cafeterias, dining establishments, and food courts, with or without a liquor license, all bars, and all other holders of a liquor license with retail consumption privileges located on the public and private beaches, boardwalks, and lakeshores, including concessions, snack bars, and food trucks, remain limited to offering only food delivery and/or take-out services.

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downloadNotice Number: Executive Order No. 143

Publication Date: 14 May 2020

Effective Date: 14 May 2020

Source: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-143.pdf

Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996-2020


 
Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Requirements-Extension of Limited Safe Harbor With Respect to Certification Concerning Need for PPP Loan Request

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On April 24, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule relating to promissory notes, authorizations, affiliation, and eligibility in connection with the implementation of a temporary new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program.” The Paycheck Protection Program was established under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act). The SBA has published an interim final rule that supplements its implementation of the Act and requests public comment.

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Notice Number: 2020-10649

Publication Date: 19 May 2020

Effective Date: 19 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-19/pdf/2020-10649.pdf

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Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Loan Increases

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On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule announcing the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act temporarily adds a new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program,” to the SBA's 7(a) Loan Program. The CARES Act also provides for forgiveness of up to the full principal amount of qualifying loans guaranteed under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP is intended to provide economic relief to small businesses nationwide adversely impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). SBA has published an interim final rule that supplements previously posted interim final rules by providing guidance on the ability to increase certain PPP loans, and requests public comment.

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Notice Number: 2020-10658

Publication Date: 19 May 2020

Effective Date: 19 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-19/pdf/2020-10658.pdf

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Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Eligibility of Certain Electric Cooperatives

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On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule announcing the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act temporarily adds a new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program,” to the SBA's 7(a) Loan Program. The CARES Act also provides for forgiveness of up to the full principal amount of qualifying loans guaranteed under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP is intended to provide economic relief to small businesses nationwide adversely impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The SBA has published an interim final rule that supplements previously posted interim final rules by providing guidance on additional eligibility requirements for certain electric cooperatives, and requests public comment.

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Notice Number: 2020-10674

Publication Date: 19 May 2020

Effective Date: 19 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-19/pdf/2020-10674.pdf

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Executive Order No. 147 (New Jersey)

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The Governor of the State of New Jersey has published an executive order, directing that certain recreational businesses or activities that were closed by paragraph 9 of Executive Order No. 107 (2020) are permitted to reopen to the public or their members, with conditions. 

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downloadNotice Number: Executive Order No. 147

Publication Date: 18 May 2020

Effective Date: 19 May 2020

Source: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-147.pdf

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Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Treatment of Entities With Foreign Affiliates

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On April 2, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule announcing the implementation of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The CARES Act temporarily adds a new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program,” to the SBA's 7(a) Loan Program. The CARES Act also provides for forgiveness of up to the full principal amount of qualifying loans guaranteed under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The PPP is intended to provide economic relief to small businesses nationwide adversely impacted by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

This interim final rule supplements previously posted interim final rules by providing guidance on additional eligibility requirements related to entities with foreign affiliates, and requests public comment.

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Notice Number: 2020-10967

Publication Date: 21 May 2020

Effective Date: 21 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-21/pdf/2020-10967.pdf

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Executive Order No. 148 (New Jersey)

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The Governor of the State of New Jersey has published an executive order, increasing the capacity limit on outdoor gatherings to no more than 25 people, with various conditions. 

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downloadNotice Number: Executive Order No. 148

Publication Date: 22 May 2020

Effective Date: 22 May 2020

Source: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-148.pdf

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Business Loan Program Temporary Changes; Paycheck Protection Program-Second Extension of Limited Safe Harbor With Respect to Certification Concerning Need for PPP Loan and Lender Reporting

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On May 8, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) posted an interim final rule relating to the extension of a safe harbor with respect to a certification required by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act or the Act) in connection with the implementation of a temporary new program, titled the “Paycheck Protection Program.” This interim final rule revises the interim final rule posted on May 8, 2020, and published in the Federal Register on May 19, 2020, by extending the date by which certain Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers may repay their loans from May 14, 2020 to May 18, 2020, in order to avail themselves of a safe harbor with respect to the certification required by the Act, and by extending the timeframe for submission of the initial SBA Form 1502 report for PPP loans. This interim final rule supplements SBA's implementation of the Act and requests public comment.

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Notice Number: 2020-11292

Publication Date: 26 May 2020

Effective Date: 26 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-26/pdf/2020-11292.pdf

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Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Canada

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The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has published a decision to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Canada into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Canada border. Such travel will be limited to “essential travel,” as further defined in the document. The restrictions will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 22, 2020.

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Notice Number: 2020-11145

Publication Date: 22 May 2020

Effective Date: 21 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-22/pdf/2020-11145.pdf

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Notification of Temporary Travel Restrictions Applicable to Land Ports of Entry and Ferries Service Between the United States and Mexico

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The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security has published a decision to continue to temporarily limit the travel of individuals from Mexico into the United States at land ports of entry along the United States-Mexico border. Such travel will be limited to “essential travel,” as further defined in the document. The restrictions will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. EDT on June 22, 2020. 

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Notice Number: 2020-11154

Publication Date: 22 May 2020

Effective Date: 21 May 2020

Source: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-05-22/pdf/2020-11154.pdf

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