Governor to announce: mask requirement expanded

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Governor Phil Murphy appeared on MSNBC Morning Joe this morning to signal a new requirement that masks be worn in public at all times inside and outside where social distancing is not possible.

Murphy said that he is concerned by increased testing numbers and that he believes masks are “a game changer.” He indicated a formal announcement will be made later today.

When queried by host Willie Geist about whether people will be fined for not wearing masks, Murphy stated: “You’re not going to get cited if you’re by yourself or with your family. But if you’re congregating with a lot of other folks and there’s no social distancing, you’re going to at least get a warning, if not something stronger.”

Murphy also said that he also will be announcing later today that indoor restaurants that have the ability to open two walls to the outside will be allowed 50% capacity rather than the current 25% capacity limit for indoor restaurants.

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Amie Rukenstein
Amie Rukenstein is a very curious and enthusiastic resident of Hopewell Township who can never let a question go unanswered. Amie lives in Titusville with her husband, Ron, and numerous pets. She vastly enjoys frequent visits from her college-age children and their friends. In most aspects of her life, including with her new role at MercerMe, Amie is an organizer. With a full-time job and as a member of several non-profit organizations, she finds herself most often with her laptop open and excel and google on the screen. She does, however, leave the computer as often as possible to hike in Washington Crossing Park. Amie and Ron recently purchased what appears to be the oldest structure in Titusville. Known as The Titus Store at the corner of Church and River Drive and abandoned for 20 years, they look forward to restoring the building to its former glory.


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