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Governor Murphy Imposes New Restrictions on Small Businesses

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Governor Phil Murphy announced additional restrictions on businesses saying they are necessary due to recent state data on COVID-19. Restaurants, bars and casinos, clubs, and lounges must close at 10 p.m., and bar seating will no longer be allowed. The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) in New Jersey, which represents thousands of small businesses in the state, reacted to that news. The following comments are from NFIB’s New Jersey State Director, Eileen Kean:

“Small businesses have worked very hard for months to make their businesses safe by complying with every health protocol, regulation, and restriction, so it will be devastating that some must now cut back their hours and face further seating restrictions. When so many small businesses are barely staying afloat and many are already coping with strict capacity limits, another reduction in revenues could result in permanent closures.

“Instead of penalizing those business owners who are following the rules and already in danger due to lower revenues and fewer customers, the state should take a more targeted approach to curb the spread of the virus. This step backward could do irreparable damage in an already fragile economy.”

6 thoughts on “Governor Murphy Imposes New Restrictions on Small Businesses

  1. You can thank your useless neighbors who voted for him (and will again).

    I especially like the Democrat small business owners who vote for him to their own serious detriment.
    I know quite a few who fall into this category.

  2. Murphy is more concerned with letting out prisoners than helping the working class.He is so bad and policies so wrong . This state is in real serious financial trouble all because of Phil.

  3. Is this called the ‘novel’ virus because you can only catch it at night?

  4. He is single handedly destroying small businesses considering no outbreaks are traced to them WHERE IS OUR USELESS LEGISLATURE!!!!!!!!REIGN THIS GUY IN!!!!!

  5. Once Murphy destroys every business in this state, where will you go? I am thinking Florida.

  6. Our state senate is as useless as the tits in a bull! When the fuck is someone going to stand up to this worthless POS tyrant??

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