As the end of March neared and the cases of Coronavirus throughout the state increased, Governor Phil Murphy enacted stay-at-home orders to prevent the spread of the disease. This order required all non-essential businesses to close and residents to self isolate in their homes until further notice. This allows individuals to travel only for necessities, including doctors appointments, grocery shopping, and essential work. However, there are some individuals who chose to violate the order. It is because of this that four neighboring New Jersey municipalities are using law enforcement to enforce the Governor’s order.
Law enforcement within Newark, Orange, East Orange, and Irvington are jointly patrolling their borders in an effort to stop drivers from unnecessary travel. This is done by pulling them over on the road to ask where they are going. Any drivers who are in violation of the governor’s orders for travel bans throughout the state can face summonses and be ordered back to their homes. Discussing the issue, Newark’s Mayor, Ras Baraka, said, “Obviously, we’re going to move from informing and telling people from the governor’s executive order to now engaging and finding people in violation of that executive order.”
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