COVID-19: Morris County Government Issues Emergency Declaration

Posted Thursday, March 19th, 2020

PERTAINS TO ALL RESIDENTS, BUSINESSES, AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES IN MORRIS COUNTY

Morris County has issued an emergency declaration in connection with the COVID-19 outbreak that places restrictions on recreational business and recreational activities in Morris County starting tonight.

The emergency declaration was signed today by Morris County Emergency Management Coordinator Scott DiGiralomo.

Per the emergency declaration, the following types of businesses are ordered closed, within the geographic borders of Morris County, effective 8 p.m. today, March 19:

  • Any Indoor Public or Private Recreational Bathing Facilities regulated by local health departments;
  • Indoor Recreational Facilities, including but not limited to those providing amusement activities, trampoline parks, miniature golf, batting cages, racquetball/tennis centers, and ice rinks;

The following restrictions also go into effect immediately:

  • All playgrounds and all playing fields within Morris County shall be closed immediately;
  • Parks may remain open for only passive recreation, with the following restrictions to be enforced;
    • no organized or directed activities are allowed;
    • all park activities that bring together groups of more than four individuals (other than family members) are prohibited, including playgrounds, dog runs, amusement rides, and stables (except for the care of horses at stables).

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