TRANSCRIPT: March 24th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media
Governor Phil Murphy: “Unrelated to this, we are hearing too many reports of some non-retail businesses which are violating both in fact and in spirit the order requiring 100% work from home with limited exceptions. Some businesses have gone so far as to deem all of their employees essential to force them to report to work. Others are simply refusing flat out to follow the order.
Let me be clear if I could. My executive order is not a polite suggestion. It is an order. No one, and I mean no one who can do their job from home should be going to work in an office. We must have 100% compliance. This is about public health and it’s about people’s lives, your employees’ lives, their families’ lives, and your life.
Inquiries about failures to comply should be directed to the following phone number. Again, if you’re working, and we’ve gotten a few of these. I’ve gotten a couple directly to me where the firm is not complying with what we’re asking them to do. So, here’s the number you call: 609-963-6817. 609-963-6817.”