What Types of Businesses May Currently Be Open

Posted on May 13, 2020

Executive Order 107, a Statewide Stay-At-Home and Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses Order issued March 21 by Governor Murphy, remains in effect at this time.

On May 6th, the governor extended the Public Health Emergency by 30 days.  See Exec. Order #138.

The State has created this MASTER LIST:




Some recent clarifications by the State include:

Construction work that is deemed essential is allowed to continue.  Construction not deemed essential was mandated to cease on April 10.

On April 27, the State Office of Emergency Management issued Administrative Order #2020-10 on essential retail businesses, clarifying the status of pet groomers, personal care services, and car dealership test drives.

On Saturday, May 2, golf courses were allowed to open so long as they adopt minimum social distancing policies. State and County Parks and Montgomery Township Parks were also reopened at that time, and can remain open as long as the public continues to follow social distancing restrictions carefully. The governor has also determined that schools must remain physically closed through the end of the school year.

Regarding in-person medical appointments, the Office of the Attorney General has clarified that “Health Facilities with Medically Necessary or Therapeutic Services” may remain open.  These are being handled by the provider and patient on a case-by-case basis.

Please follow these embedded links to see all gubernatorial EXECUTIVE ORDERS and all ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS from the State Office of Emergency Management.

To see a list of Montgomery businesses which indicates those self-reporting as open, go to the Township Business Directory at: https://twp.montgomery.nj.us/business-directory/ (Please note: Businesses may be open and not have informed the township of their status.  Also check with the businesses directly.)


Source: State of New Jersey