TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that state offices and all six vaccine mega-sites will remain closed on Tuesday, February 2nd due to Winter Storm Orlena. New Jersey will remain under a state of emergency in response to the winter storm. Snow accumulation for the storm began as of Sunday afternoon, with the heaviest snow expected to continue during the day on Monday, and hazardous conditions to continue through Tuesday afternoon. Executive Order No. 218 declared a state of emergency across all 21 counties in New Jersey, allowing resources to be deployed throughout the state during the duration of the storm.
State offices will be closed on Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021. This does not impact weather-essential employees. Private companies and businesses should dismiss their employees at their own discretion. All six vaccine mega-sites will be closed on Tuesday, February 2nd due to the storm.
“Heavy snow, coastal flooding, and high winds are expected to continue across the state today into tomorrow,” said Governor Murphy. “I urge all of our residents to follow weather-related guidance and stay off the roads in order to allow access for essential workers and emergency personnel.”
Parts of New Jersey have already experienced heavy snow, coastal flooding, and blizzard-like conditions. The New Jersey State Police has activated the State Emergency Operations Center in order to monitor the storm. The New Jersey Department of Transportation, New Jersey Turnpike Authority, and South Jersey Transportation Authority will also deploy over 3,900 plows and spreaders to keep roads and communities safe.
The Governor encourages New Jerseyans to visit ready.nj.gov for important weather updates and safety information. New Jersey residents should also pay attention to local forecasts, warnings, and watches.
For those living in Central and Southern New Jersey, visit the U.S. National Weather Service Philadelphia/Mount Holly at http://www.weather.gov/phi/
For those living in Northern New Jersey and the New York Metro area, visit the U.S. National Weather Service New York, N.Y. at http://www.weather.gov/okx/
The state’s six vaccine mega-sites will remain closed on Tuesday, February 2nd. Individual healthcare providers will be reaching out via phone, email and/or text to reschedule any appointments for tomorrow.
The Vaccination Call Center will remain open to pre-register individuals, answer questions, and provide contact information for sites. It is not currently scheduling appointments until the storm's impact is assessed. To reach the Vaccination Call Center dial 855-568-0545.
How You and Your Family Can Stay Safe During the Storm
Visit ready.nj.gov to learn more about staying safe during the winter storm.
A copy of Executive Order No. 218 can be found here.