New Jersey Realtors® received guidance from the governor's office regarding Executive Order 192, which took effect this morning at 6 a.m. The EO mandates employers follow health and safety standards to protect all New Jersey’s workers at work during the pandemic.
The EO does not apply to independent contractors that have 1099 status. However, at open houses, sanitation materials must be provided to visitors. Open house visitors are required to wear cloth or disposable face masks while on the premises, in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations. There are exceptions including for children under the age of 2 and individuals with certain disabilities. Please see EO 192 for details.
Employers must follow health and safety practices such as requiring six feet be maintained between individuals, requiring masks be worn, providing sanitation materials, regularly washing hands, routinely disinfecting high touch areas, and conducting daily health checks. For more information on the safety practices click here.
Brokerage offices with employees such as secretaries, receptionists, etc. must follow the mandate and all safety procedures, and office visitors are required to wear masks upon entry. Brokerage offices are also required to provide sanitation materials and masks.
All visitors must wear a mask, and you must provide sanitation materials to all visitors.