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Burlington Township Police Department
Monday March 16th, 2020 :: 05:25 p.m. EDT


A Statement from Governor Murphy about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Today, Governor Phil Murphy announced Executive Order #104 which includes further orders directed at slowing the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).  The Burlington Township Police Department recognizes that several community members may have questions and concerns about this order.

The full executive order is attached to this public announcement for all to read.  However, we have highlighted they key points below:

“All gatherings of persons in the State shall be limited to 50 persons or fewer.

All bars and restaurants are closed for eat-in services effective 8:00 PM tonight. After 8:00 PM, these establishments may open for takeout and delivery services ONLY, until further notice. These restrictions exist during daytime hours.

All pre-K through grade 12 schools (public, private, and parochial) and all colleges and universities will close effective Wednesday, March 18th until it’s deemed by health officials to be safe for in-person classes to resume.

We’ve worked closely to ensure that the overall educational and individual needs of students can be met during this closure, including appropriate home instruction and continued access to free and reduced meals.

Starting tonight, all non-essential and non-emergency travel in New Jersey is strongly discouraged between the hours of 8:00 PM AND 5:00 AM. This will remain in effect for the foreseeable future. We want everyone to be home – and not out.

Essential businesses which are necessary for the public’s health, safety, and welfare – like supermarkets and grocery stores, pharmacies, medical offices, and gas stations – may remain open past 8:00 PM.

Effective 8:00 PM tonight, all movie theaters, gyms, casinos, and racetracks will close entirely until it is deemed safe for their reopening. Online gaming will continue.

Effective tonight, all other non-essential retail, recreational, and entertainment businesses MUST CLOSE after 8:00 PM. During daytime hours, these businesses may remain open if they limit their occupancy to no more than 50 persons and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

All gatherings of over 50 individuals are CANCELLED effective 8:00 PM tonight.

We do not take any of the steps we’ve announced today lightly. We know that these will impact residents and families, communities, and businesses. But our paramount concern is to [slow the spread of COVID-19].  These steps will ensure we do not overload our health care system.”

We understand that this is a difficult time for all.  Burlington Township Police urges all its community members to do their part in slowing the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) by adhering to the outlined restrictions.

Those seeking more information should still visit the New Jersey Department of Health website, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, There is also a statewide hotline that is available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have, 1-800-222-1222.

Burlington Township Police Department
851 Old York Rd
Burlington, NJ 08016

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 609-386-2019

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