Murphy’s Law: New Restrictions on Grocery Shopping, Construction

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TRENTON-We’re not sure if Governor Murphy has an executive order wheel of chance that he spins daily as he crafts far-reaching new executive orders on a near-daily basis, but after landing on “Close All Parks” yesterday, today the Governor’s wheel of oppression fell squarely on “Limit the number of people in a supermarket”.

“I’m signing an Executive Order to further our aggressive efforts to enforce social distancing,” Murph said. “All non-essential construction across New Jersey will CEASE, indefinitely, effective 8:00 PM Friday. Additionally, customers & employees must wear face coverings. Stores must also provide special shopping hours for high-risk individuals, erect physical barriers between customers and cashiers and baggers where practicable, regularly sanitize areas used by their employees, & more.”

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Exceptions include projects at hospitals and schools, in our transportation and public utility sector, the building of affordable housing, other individual housing sites that can adhere to strict limits on the number of workers on-site, and other limited instances.

“We’re also aiming to mitigate overcrowding at essential retail stores – particularly in our grocery stores,” he added. “Under this Executive Order, all essential retail must indefinitely limit the number of customers allowed in their stores to NO MORE than 50% of their approved capacity.”


“This Executive Order will also put greater protections in place for workers at our warehouses, and in manufacturing. No one should be working where social distancing isn’t being practiced to its fullest extent,” he said.

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Murphy blamed the “jackasses” who break the rules, others are starting to blame the jackass making the rules.