On March 9, 2020 Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 103 declaring COVID19 a public health emergency.
On March 21, 2020 Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 107 directing all New Jerseyans to stay at home.
On June 9, 2020 Governor Murphy issued Executive Order 152 lifting the stay at home order.
On June 29, 2020 S2628 (Diegnan) and S2634 (Gopal) are introduced providing businesses immunity from COVID19 liability suits, retroactive to March 9, 2020.
On July 30, 2020 the Legislature sent to the governor’s desk S2380 (Sweeney) which presumes all essential employees who contracted COVID19 did so at work.
On September 14, 2020 Governor Murphy signed S2380, which was effective immediately and retroactive to March 9, 2020.
On September 14, 2020 S2872 (Singleton) is introduced giving liability protection to businesses, but only for employers in certain covered industries who opt-in to a program that requires a $3/hour pay increase. Bill would take effect immediately and not be retroactive to March 9, 2020.
On October 26, 2020 this NJCJI op-ed was published urging the Legislature to consider COVID-19 liability protection for businesses.
Should you wish to discuss any COVID19 matters please contact Eric DeGesero, EDGE Consulting firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-464-9504.