OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy’s administration on Wednesday touted law enforcement actions against residents and business owners for not wearing face masks. Patrick Callahan, superintendent of the New Jersey State Police boasted about actions against residents and business owners across the state.
In Beach Haven, law enforcement officials charged the owner for several individuals not wearing face masks at the Seashell Resort and Beach Club. A patron at the Flip Flops Bar in North Wildwood was also cited for not wearing a face mask.
“With regard to Executive Order compliance over the past few days, Beach Haven Police Department responded to the Seashell Resort and Beach Club for a report of violations and they did observe several individuals not socially distance, not wearing a mask and did cite the owner. In Gloucester Township, Gloucester Township Police Department responded to a massive pool party that had been advertised on social media,” Callahan said. “They found approximately 270 partygoers there not socially distancing or wearing masks. Not only the owner was cited as was the party organizer. In Elizabeth, Elizabeth Police Department responded to lookers that reportedly had 300 to 400 people inside many without masks. The manager was cited. And in North Wildwood, a patron at Flip Flops Bar was cited. He was warned several times to put a mask on and did not and was subsequently cited.”