Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

Updated: 7/13/2020


The New Jersey Division of Travel and Tourism (NJTT) is actively managing developments as they unfold with COVID-19, in close conjunction with the New Jersey Department of Health. The health and safety of our communities remain our top priority, and we advise all travelers, residents and businesses to seek official information regarding New Jersey’s response to the coronavirus at New Jersey’s COVID-19 Information Hub.


Important Information:

  • Executive Order No. 107 & No. 108: Effective June 9, Paragraph 2 of the statewide "Stay-at-Home" is formally rescinded; all other provisions of both orders are still in effect.
  • The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board approved a package of initiatives to aid businesses and workers undergoing severe economic struggle due to the outbreak of COVID-19; visit the Business Information Hub.
  • Executive Order No. 122: Imposes additional mitigation policies on essential retail businesses to limit the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey, including the requirement of workers and customers to wear cloth face coverings while on the premises.
  • Executive Order No. 125: Imposes additional mitigation requirements on NJ TRANSIT and all private carriers to limit the spread of COVID-19. The order also outlines specific policies on restaurants that have remained open for takeout orders.
  • Executive Order No. 131: Creates the Governor's Restart and Recovery Commission, on the safe restart and recovery of New Jersey, effective May 18; read more about Gov. Phil Murphy's The Road Back Plan.
  • Executive Order No. 133: Reopens state parks and golf courses and restores the self-authority of county parks, effective May 2.
  • Executive Order No. 143: Allows beaches, boardwalks, lakes and lakeshores in New Jersey to remain open with social distancing measures and restrictions in place, effective May 22, 2020.
  • Executive Order No. 147: Allows for certain outdoor activities to open at recreational businesses with required social distancing measures in place, effective May 22.
  • Tristate Travel Advisory: Effective June 24, all individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 must self-quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state when arriving in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Chcek Updates, which can be found on a rolling basis.
  • Executive Order No. 149: Permits sporting activities to take place in outdoor settings only, in a manner that does not involve person-to-person contact, effective June 22.
  • Executive Order No. 152: Permits all New Jersey parks and forests to reopen to their full maximum capacity, effective June 9.
  • Executive Order No. 153: Opens New Jersey outdoor pools, effective June 22. The order also provides for the opening of all outdoor recreational and entertainment businesses, effective June 9.
  • Executive Order No. 156 & No. 161: Limits indoor gatherings to 25% capacity of a room with a maximum of 100 persons present, effective June 22; outdoor gatherings are limited to 500 persons present, effective July 3.
  • Executive Order No. 157: Allows recreational and entertainment businesses to resume at 25% capacity, effective July 2. This includes: libraries, museums, aquariums, casinos, play grounds, and public and private social clubs. However, gyms, fitness centers, movie theaters, performing arts centers, other concert venues, and indoor amusement and water parks, must keep their indoor spaces closed, and dance floors at any business must be closed or cordoned off. Casinos will be subject to additional requirements by The Division of Gaming Enforcement. Gyms are permitted to offer individualized indoor instruction by appointment only.
  • Executive Order No. 158: Pauses, indefinitely, the reopening of indoor dining, which was originally included in Executive Order No. 157, until further notice.
  • Executive Order No. 162: Extends the public health emergency declared on June 4.
  • Executive Order No. 163: Requires individuals to wear face coverings in outdoor public spaces when it is not practicable to socially distance 6 ft. from others.
  • Governors Murphy, Cuomo (NY), Lamont (CT), Wolf (PA), Carney (DE), Raimondo (RI) and Baker (MA) announced the formation of a regional advisory board to coordinate a cooperative mitigation and reopening effort among seven states, following the public health emergency.
  • Stage II of Restart and Recovery Plan: Allows for outdoor dining in restaurants and limited in-person, nonessential retail as of June 15; hair salons and barber shops to reopen June 22; youth summer programs to begin July 6.

NJTT is committed to ensuring the safety and health of our residents, partners, tourists, visitors and staff, and will provide you with tourism-related updates, as we closely monitor the COVID-19 outbreak in our state and throughout the country.




Have general questions about COVID-19?
The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the public on COVID-19:

  • Call (General COVID-19 Questions): 2-1-1 (7 am – 11 pm)
  • Call (Clinical Questions): 1-800-962-1253 (24/7)
  • Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive alerts
  • Text your zip code to 898-211 for live text assistance