Gov. Phil Murphy announced businesses like barber shops and salons will be ordered to close Thursday at 8 p.m. until further notice to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in New Jersey.
The order is for so-called personal-care businesses that “cannot comply with social distancing guidelines,” Murphy said at a news briefing in Trenton.
It includes “barbershops and hair salons, spas, nail and eyelash salons, tattoo parlors” and social clubs, Murphy said.
The latest order comes as New Jersey residents already faced sweeping new restrictions to combat the outbreak, including the closure of all public and private schools and the shutdown of casinos, dine-in restaurant service, theaters, and gyms, and a suggested curfew from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.