For Immediate Release:
March 19, 2020
Michael Pagan
Tedesco Rescinds Executive Order Set to Start Restrictions on March 21, 2020, At the Request of the Governor
County Executive to Host News Conference TODAY at 5:30 p.m.
Hackensack, N.J. – Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco today rescinded his Executive Order 2020-1B at the request of the Governor.  The County Executive will hold a news conference TODAY – March 19 – at 5:30 p.m. at Two Bergen County Plaza to discuss these recent developments and the next steps he will be taking to protect the residents, visitors and workers of Bergen County.
Revisions to the original Executive Order, 2020-1B, were sent to Governor Murphy’s office for review.  As a result of discussions with the Murphy administration, EO #2020-1B will not be implemented on Saturday, March 21st at 8 a.m.  The Murphy Administration has stated that the only closures that could be enforced were those issued by the Governor.
Executive Order 2020-1B has never been enacted but was delayed to work with the Governor’s Office and to take the opportunity to revisit areas of the Executive Order that the County had received feedback on from the business community and the public.
County Executive Jim Tedesco will continue to lead the fight to slow the deadly spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) throughout Bergen County. All other Executive Orders remain in effect.