Montclair OEM Declares State of Emergency


The Montclair Office of Emergency Management (OEM) declared a state of emergency today, Sunday, March 15, in order to issue and enforce such orders as may be necessary to protect the health, safety, and resources of the residents of the Township of Montclair in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Subsequent to the emergency declaration, Montclair OEM issued the following necessary measures to be effective Monday, March 16

  1. Gatherings of 250 or more individuals are prohibited in the Township of Montclair.
  2. No restaurant or bar in the Township of Montclair shall serve food or alcoholic beverages for consumption on the premises on all days between the hours of 10:00 P.M. and 5:00 A.M. Nothing in this order shall prohibit take-out, to-go or delivery service as otherwise permitted by law. Customers must vacate the premises no later than 10:00 P.M.
  3. This order shall be in effect until and through March 31, 2020, unless extended.

The Township greatly urges everyone to follow all guidelines provided by our federal and state agencies:

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • NJ Department of Health (NJDOH)

If you have general questions about COVID-19 please call the NJ Department of health NJ COVID-19 & Poison Center Public Hotline at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if using an out-of-state phone line. Trained professionals are standing by to answer your call 24/7 or visit

NOTE: Hotline is not to locate testing, to get test results, or for medical advice.


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