Executive Order 107 imposes uniform restrictions on certain activities in New Jersey. Many media outlets covered the generic requirements of this Order. This post focuses on the effective of Executive 107 on the multi-family property industry.
As a general matter, EO107 requires that all New Jersey employees remain home or at their “place of residence” unless a specific exception applies. One of these exceptions is travel necessary to report to or perform a job. The Order further requires that business “whether closed or open to the public” “accommodate’ the workforce for “telework or work-from-home arrangements.” Multi-family properties rely on the hard and essential work of porters, building maintenance staff and service technicians. It is impossible for these workers to perform their jobs remotely.
EO17 requires that businesses with workers who cannot work remotely “reduce the staff on site to the minimal number necessary to ensure operations can continue.” For the remaining minimal staff, it is required that business operations “abide by social distancing practices” and engage in the “frequent use of sanitizing products on common surfaces.”