Under the Mayor’s March 18, 2020 Executive Order, the businesses that can remain open or
must close until further notice are as follows:

Can Remain Open up Until the 8 PM Curfew

  • Bodegas (as long as they sell food and essential goods)  Supermarkets
  • Pharmacies
  • Gas stations
  • Laundromats
  • Hotels
  • Auto mechanic shops
  • Wireless/cell phone retail stores
  • Banks
  • Check cashing locations
  • Restaurants for Take Out and/or Delivery ONLY

Can Stay Open Past the 8 PM Curfew FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY

  • Supermarkets
  • Pharmacies
  • Gas stations
  • Transportation including Uber, Lyft, and Taxi cabs (for emergencies or people going to and from work)

Must Remain Closed Until Further Notice

  • Barbershops
  • Hair salons
  • Nail salons
  • Gyms
  • Clothing Stores (shoe stores)  Beauty supply stores

Businesses that are NOT RETAIL are not affected by the order but are encouraged to
practice social distancing, for example, manufacturers and call centers.

Also, please note there is an 8 PM curfew that is mandatory for all Newark residents. Travel is
strictly limited after 8 PM and if you must travel it’s only allowable for emergencies or if you are
coming to and from work.

This directive supplements prior directives to close establishments, such as movie theaters, gyms
performing arts centers, etc.

City Hall is staffed at minimal levels and open to residents by appointment only for an indefinite
period. To make an appointment, please call the usual numbers of the departments whose
services are being sought or the Non-Emergency Call Center at
(973) 733-4311.