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Starting Monday, you can pick up books at NJ libraries — but still can’t go inside

Abbott Koloff | June 14, 2020 | |


Starting Monday, you can go to the library to pick up books, but you can’t go inside.

Customers will be allowed inside car dealerships and other retail businesses as long as they wear masks and follow social distancing rules that had been in effect for essential businesses. Homeowners looking to sell can host potential buyers at open houses under similar restrictions.

State officials announced an administrative order on Sunday allowing curbside pickup at public and college libraries and clarifying rules related to other businesses that are allowed to open this week after months of a state lock down because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The order goes into effect 6 a.m. Monday.

Gov. Phil Murphy said in the release that libraries are “even more critical” during the pandemic that has kept people inside and limited their access to state, county and municipal resources.


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