On October 28th, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 192 that establishes health and safety standards for public- and private-sector workplaces in order to protect employees from the coronavirus. The Order goes into effect at 6 a.m., Nov. 5th, and the order also creates an online complaint intake form that workers can use if employers do not follow the established safety guidelines. To view the text of the EO, click here.

The standards in the Order require the following:
• Screen all workers for COVID-19 symptoms prior to every shift
• Require that workers must maintain at least 6 feet from one another “to the maximum extent possible”
• Require employees and visitors to wear masks when entering the worksite, subject to certain limited exceptions
• Provide approved sanitization materials to employees and visitors at no cost to those individuals
• Ensure that employees practice hand hygiene and provide sufficient break time for that purpose
• Routinely clean and disinfect all high-touch areas in accordance with DOH and CDC guidelines
• Conduct daily health checks, such as temperature screenings, visual symptom checking, self-assessment checklists, and/or health questionnaires, prior to each shift, consistent with CDC guidance
• Exclude sick employees from the workplace and follow requirements of applicable leave laws
• Promptly notify employees of any known exposure to COVID-19 at the worksite