COVID-19 Executive Orders
President's Exec Order
Prioritizing and Allocating Health & Medical Resources to Respond to the Spread of COVID19 (3/18/2l020)
Executive Order 13954 - Saving Lives through Increased Support for Mental and Behavioral Health Needs (10/03/2020)
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act signed into law on March 18, 2020 includes a provision that gives states the option to expand Medicaid coverage to uninsured individuals in their state to provide coverage for COVID-19 diagnosis and testing with 100% federal financing. Although the coverage is limited to testing services, it will ensure more uninsured can access free testing, since the legislation also requires state Medicaid programs to cover diagnosis and testing for COVID-19 with no cost sharing.
The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), signed into law on March 27. The CARES Act sets forth rules for reimbursing health care providers for COVID-19 testing and related services. If the plan had a negotiated rate with the provider before the public health emergency, that rate will apply during the emergency period. On the other hand, if the plan and provider did not have a negotiated rate, the plan must reimburse the provider for the cash price listed by the provider on its website (unless the plan and provider negotiate a lower rate). The CARES Act includes a corresponding requirement for a provider of COVID-19 testing to publicize the cash price of such testing on its website.
On April 27th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), launched a new COVID-19 Uninsured Program Portal, allowing health care providers who have conducted COVID-19 testing or provided treatment for uninsured COVID-19 individuals on or after February 4, 2020 to submit claims for reimbursement. Providers can access the portal at COVIDUninsuredClaim.HRSA.gov.
- A-3903 (Downy D-11/Houghtaling D-11(Cardinale R-39/ Doherty R-23) allows for remote notarial acts during the COVID public health crisis. This law authorizes a notary of the public appointed pursuant to the “Notaries of the Public Act,” or otherwise qualified and commissioned as a notary public in the State of New Jersey, to perform notarial acts using communication technology for a remotely located individual
- S-2338 (Sarlo D-36/Oroho R-24)(Pintor Marin D-29/Wirths R-24) extends the time to file gross income tax and corporation business tax to July 15th. This law clarifies that the deadline to file a gross income tax or corporation business tax return or make payments is July 15, 2020. Additionally, the measure modifies the duration of State Fiscal Year 2020 to conclude on September 30, 2020 and would set October 1, 2020 as the start of State Fiscal Year 2021.
- S-2349 (Beach D-5)(Coughlin D-19) changes the date of the primary election in 2020 from June 2nd to July 7th.
- S-2374 (Sweeney D-3)(Zwicker D-16/Egan D-17) expands the Family Leave Act (FLA) during the COVID-19 public health crisis. This law expands the FLA to include leave from employment so that an employee may provide care to a family member made necessary by an epidemic of a communicable disease, a known or suspected exposure to a communicable disease, or efforts to prevent spread of a communicable disease. Additionally, this law allows employees forced to care for family members during the COVID-19 outbreak to take up to 12 weeks of family leave in a 24-month period without losing their jobs.
Executive Directives / News Releases from Commissioner of Health
Visitation at Long-term Care Facilities (6/22/2020)
Support Person in Labor & Delivery (6/29/2020)
Protocols & Conditions for Visitation of Pediatric, Developmentally Disabled and Intellectually Disabled
Residents of Long-term Care Facilities Licensed Pursuant to N.J.A.C. 8:39 (7/15/2020
NJ Dept of Health Invests $32.3 million in Local Public Health Efforts (7/31/2020)
COVID-19 Recommendations for Schools (8/13/2020)
Gov. Murphy and Gov. Cuomo launch Exposure Notification apps to help stop the spread of COVID-19 (10/01/2020)
Halloween 2020 guidance (10/5/2020)
Administrative Orders from Office of Emergency Management
AO 2020-01 - NJ MVC Extension of renewal deadlines
AO 2020-10 - Essential Retail Businesses (clarification to Exec Order 107)
AO 2020-11 - Essential Construction
AO 2020-12 - Recreational and Entertainment Activities
AO 2020-13 - Essential Retail Businesses
AO 2020-14 - Horse Racing
AO 2020-15 - Venues, Libraries, Schools, Real Estate Open Houses, Essential Retail Businesses,
Car Washes, Yard Sales, Special Events, Private Tutoring Facilities
AO 2020-21 - Health Clubs
AO 2020-22 - Facilities Hosting Professional & Collegiate Sports Events, Indoor Shopping Malls, Self-service Food at Retail Businesses, Private Tutoring Facilities
Executive Orders by Governor Murphy
COVID-19 Executive Orders begin with EO-104
City of Englewood Policies/Regulations
03/16/2020 – City offices, Englewood Library and Public Schools closed.
03/27/2020 - Flat Rock Brook Nature Center closed to the public. In addition, all County Parks closed to vehicular traffic. People will still be allowed to take walks, while maintaining social distancing, but cars cannot enter or park.
03/31/2020 - City Parks and Recreation facilities closed city-wide until further notice. Basketball hoops and swings removed.
06/19/2020 – Sun Fun Day Camp (Recreation) cancelled for summer of 2020 as well as swim lessons for the summer. Virtual fitness/activity programs offered.
07/6/2020 – Tennis and basketball courts re-opened with social distancing required and face coverings strongly encouraged. Parking lots limited to 50% capacity.