4/29/2021 - Operation Jersey Summer!

Operation Jersey Summer!

Governor Murphy Lifts More Restrictions as Summer Begins

The following changes will go into effect on Friday, May 28:

Lifting the mask mandate in indoor public spaces

  • Businesses and entities overseeing indoor spaces will continue to have the ability to require masking for employees, customers, and/or guests.
  • Per CDC guidance, masks will continue to be required ion health care settings, including long-term care facilities and office-based settings, correctional facilities, homeless shelters, and on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation, as well as transportation hubs such as airports and stations.
  • Additionally, also per CDC guidance, child care centers and facilities, youth summer camps, and public, private, and parochial preschool program premises and elementary and secondary schools, including charter and renaissance schools, are not affected by this announcement and continue to be governed by existing requirements.
  • Indoor worksites that are not open to the public remain governed by existing health and safety protocols that employers must follow.
  • Masks will continue to be required in public-facing state offices, such as Motor Vehicle Commission agencies.

Lifting the six-foot social distancing requirement

  • The requirement will be lifted in businesses, including retail stores, personal care services, gyms, recreational and entertainment businesses, and casinos, and indoor gatherings, including religious services, political activities, weddings, funerals, memorial services, commercial gatherings, catered events, sports competitions, and performances.
  • Businesses and entities overseeing indoor spaces can continue to require social distancing should they choose.

Lifting prohibition on dance floors at bars and restaurants

  • The prohibition on ordering and eating/drinking while standing at bars and restaurants will also be lifted.

The following changes will go into effect Friday, June 4:

  • Removing the general indoor gathering limit, which is currently at 50 people.
  • Removing the indoor gathering limit for political gatherings, weddings, funerals, memorial services, performances, and other catered and commercial events, which is currently at 250 people.
  • Removing 30 percent capacity limitation for indoor large venues with a fixed-seating capacity over 1,000.

Click the link for the full text of Executive Order No. 242.

Colleen Ekey, Deputy Coordinator
Emergency Management
County of Burlington, NJ

Go to our Federal, State & County Information page for more details.

April 26, 2021 - Updates on the Johnson & Johnson Vaccine, Private Catered Events, Dance Floors, Outdoor Gatherings & Festivals

As New Jersey state, county, municipal bodies and federal agencies continue to work together to eradicate the COVID-19 virus, Edgewater Park will continue to communicate this information to residents.  Below are excerpts of an email from the Burlington County Commissioners and the NJ Association of Counties.  Below that is a letter from the NJ Department of Health, all received on April 26, 2021.

"Please find attached for your review, a memorandum from the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) announcing that the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine may continue for persons 18 years of age and older. Separately, Governor Murphy revealed earlier today, with an executive order forthcoming, that is effective May 10th:

  • Indoor room capacities will increase to 50% with a maximum of 250 people for private catered events such as weddings and proms; political events; funerals; memorial services; and performances.
  • Dance floors may open at private catered events with face coverings and social distancing requirements in place.  Dance floors at bars, nightclubs, and other similar businesses must remain closed.
  • Outdoor gathering limits will increase to 500 people.
  • Outdoor capacity for large venues will increase to 1000 people with appropriate social distancing restrictions.   
  • Outdoor carnivals and fairs may operate at 50% capacity. 

"The Department of Education (DOE) is expected to issue prom and graduation guidance later today, and we'll make sure to share it with you accordingly.  Please also note that county officials from across the State have been advocating for additional guidance on the re-opening adult day care centers and guidance on senior centers and group homes; the reopening community pools, spray parks, and beaches; and the safe reopening of bars and indoor dining."

NJ Association of Counties: www.njac.org County Government with a Unified Voice

Government Finance Officers Association of NJ: www.gfoanj.org Promoting Excellence in Financial Management

Edgewater Park Administrator Tom Pullion has received this letter regarding the Johnson & Johnson Janssen Vaccine and the COVID-19 Vaccination Program, from NJ Health Commissioner Judith M. Persichilli: Read the entire letter.

Below is an excerpt from that letter, with the key links for information.

Eligible population: In accordance with this recommendation, the Janssen vaccine may be used on people aged 18 and older.

Provider education: "Please ensure vaccination providers are well versed in the updated vaccine information, provider fact sheet, and clinical considerations. We expect providers to be prepared to address questions from their patients about the Janssen vaccine. These will be made available here:

Additionally, please note the safety reporting information here:

Consumer educationPoints of dispensing play a critical role in building public confidence in vaccination. Please ensure your patients receive the updated Janssen vaccine information, including the revised patient fact sheet. These will be made available here: