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On March 9, 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy issued Executive Order 103 which declared a Public Health Emergency and State of Emergency in the State of New Jersey, as a result of the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. Included among the sources of legal authority for the governor’s action is N.J.S.A. 26:13-1, et seq., which is known as the Emergency Health Powers Act (EHPA). Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:13-3(b), a public health emergency declared under the EHPA terminates automatically after 30 days unless renewed by the governor. From what we know at this time about COVID-19, we can anticipate renewals of the public health emergency declaration.  

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