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Governor Phil Murphy is set to sign an executive order today (July 8) mandating people in New Jersey to wear masks outside.

If you are in a public space and social distancing isn’t possible you must wear a mask to help prevent the coronavirus from spreading.

Murphy shared the news with MSNBC’s Morning Joe while stating “if you can’t socially distance, it’s gonna be required.”

According to, Murphy will discuss the new executive order among other things today during his coronavirus media briefing at 1 p.m. in Trenton.

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Governor Phil Murphy

UPDATE: Face coverings are now REQUIRED in outdoor public spaces whe... n social distancing is not practicable. Exceptions for individuals: Under two years old Eating/drinking at an outdoor dining establishment When wearing a mask would inhibit health or safety