New Jersey auto dealerships will be allowed to resume in-person sales at 6 a.m. ET Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday.
The move follows that of several other states, including neighboring New York, that initially required showrooms to be closed when the coronavirus pandemic reached the U.S. in March.
Murphy said at a Tuesday news conference that he intended to sign an administrative order allowing for in-person sales to resume at stores. Jim Appleton, president of the New Jersey Coalition of Automotive Retailers, told Automotive News Tuesday that he received a copy of the administrative order. It allows showrooms to reopen for appointment-only customers, with some other conditions.
“We know this is an important step for dealerships and for people who need access to transportation, and it is unquestionably another step forward on our road back,” Murphy said during the Tuesday briefing.
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