Senator Anthony M. Bucco (R-25) sent Governor Phil Murphy a letter (click here for PDF) asking for clarification on whether museums are allowed to reopen, saying there is much confusion resulting from his various announcements and orders:
Sen. Tony Bucco asked Gov. Phil Murphy for clarification on whether museums are allowed to reopen, saying there is much confusion resulting from his various announcements and orders. (SenateNJ.com)
The full text of the letter is below:
June 19, 2020
Dear Governor Murphy,
I am writing to request that you clarify whether museums are allowed to reopen. To date, they have not been given explicit authorization to do so, leading to much confusion.
While “Museums/libraries” were listed together in your Stage 2 announcement on June 1st, museums were not mentioned in Administrative Order No. 2020-15, issued on June 13th, which explicitly authorized libraries to open on June 15th.
It does not make sense to require museums to remain closed when other indoor venues, including retail stores and malls, have been allowed to reopen subject to restrictions, and indoor gatherings have been permitted.
Please advise on this matter at your earliest convenience. I look forward to your response.
Senator Anthony M. Bucco
25th Legislative District
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