Bergen’s Tedesco Submitting Revised Executive Order to Murphy Administration for Review

Bergen County's Tedesco

Update: Tedesco rescinded the executive order after consultation with the Governor’s Office.

County Executive is Reaching Out to All Mayors and State Legislators to Provide Information, Guidance

Hackensack, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco today announced that he has submitted a revised Executive Order declaring a State of Emergency in Bergen County to the Murphy Administration for review to be in conjunction with the Governor’s statewide emergency declaration.

“It is important that everyone be on the same page and work together to better protect residents from the spread of COVID-19,” said County Executive Tedesco. “As soon as we hear back from the Governor on my revised Executive Order, I will be hosting a conference call with Mayors and state legislators to outline what the Murphy Administration has consented to in our emergency declaration to eliminate possible confusion between the County and State emergency plans. We look forward to hearing from the Governor’s office.”

On Monday night, Tedesco announced the executive order, which expands restrictions on public and private activity and was set to commence 11pm on Tuesday night.  It includes the temporary closure of shopping centers, offices and other facilities. County parks shall remain open only for passive recreation in groups no bigger than four individuals.

On Tuesday, Tedesco announced that the implementation of the order would be postponed until Saturday, March 21st at 8 a.m. in order to provide additional clarity and to be in conjunction with state government, with the county aspects of the order staying in effect.

Tedesco announced the supplemental executive order last week following the state of emergency declaration, and the order for schools to close and transition to online learning prior the statewide schools shutdown.

The county currently has 114 presumptive positive cases of coronavirus, the highest of any county in the state.

COVID-19 Cases by County (statewide count currently at 427 and 5 fatalities as of Wednesday afternoon)
Data is provisional and subsequent to revision.

17 positives are pending further information.

Atlantic County:

3 Positive Test Result(s)

Bergen County:

114 Positive Test Result(s)

Burlington County:

10 Positive Test Result(s)

Camden County:

8 Positive Test Result(s)

Essex County:

45 Positive Test Result(s)

Gloucester County:

2 Positive Test Result(s)

Hudson County:

34 Positive Test Result(s)

Hunterdon County:

6 Positive Test Result(s)

Mercer County:

15 Positive Test Result(s)

Monmouth County:

32 Positive Test Result(s)

Ocean County:

8 Positive Test Result(s)

Passaic County:

18 Positive Test Result(s)

Somerset County:

16 Positive Test Result(s)

Union County:

26 Positive Test Result(s)

Morris County:

19 Positive Test Result(s)

Middlesex County:

40 Positive Test Result(s)

Warren County:

1 Positive Test Result(s)

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