Mayor Ted Green Implements Mask Mandate in East Orange Effective December 23, 2021
East Orange, NJ, December 22, 2021: Amid an overwhelming increase in COVID-19 cases and new variants, Mayor Ted R. Green has implemented a mask mandate in the City of East Orange. The new mask mandate goes into effect December 22, 2021 and will be enforced until further notice.
The mandate requires all persons over the age of three in the City of East Orange to wear a mask while in any indoor public facility and to wear one outdoors when maintaining a proper social distance from others is not possible. This mandate includes all residents, visitors, employees and vendors operating within any of the city’s establishments.
“As we continue to navigate this new normal, I want to emphasize with urgency the necessity of wearing a mask while out in public,” said Mayor Green. “The number of new cases continues to increase at an alarming rate and I urge everyone to be vigilant in protecting themselves and each other.”
The city also strongly advises that all school staff and students be tested before they return to in-person classes.
To date, East Orange has 9,469 positive cases and 340 deaths. For more information on the mandate or vaccines and testing, please call the Department of Health and Human Services at 973.266.5480.