New Jersey announced 736 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, March 25th bringing the statewide total to at least 4,402 with 62 deaths. According to NJ.com, New Jersey ranks second in the nation for cases and the state is continuing to work to expand hospital capacity.
To combat the spread of coronavirus Murphy announced a statewide curfew and executive orders shutting down non-essential businesses. According to NJ.com, the list of essential businesses that can still operate includes: grocery stores, liquor stores, pharmacies, home improvement, restaurants that offer takeout, manufacturing, industrial, logistics, ports, heavy construction, shipping, food production, food delivery, and other commercial operations. Medical facilities where a sick or injured person is given care or treatment, like as doctor’s offices, hospitals, dentist offices, long-term care facilities, and other medical offices can also still operate.
It's important now more than ever that we support local businesses. Check out this list of tri-state area restaurants open for delivery and take-out and consider ordering from them during this time.