Up-to-date information on Stone Harbor’s reopening status for residents, visitors, and local businesses.

Please adhere to the CDC’s social distancing guidelines at all times and wear a face covering when near others.



Essential businesses OPEN

Nonessential businesses OPEN for curbside pickup and delivery only

Face masks required inside businesses

The following is from a press release from the Office of the Governor.

TRENTON – As part of New Jersey’s Road Back, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 142, permitting the resumption of non-essential construction, curbside pickup at non-essential retail businesses, and car gatherings for the purpose of drive-through and drive-in events. The construction and non-essential retail provisions will take effect at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18, while the car gatherings provision will take effect immediately.

“I’ve been clear that data will determine dates, and what we are seeing gives us confidence that we can begin the careful restart of our economy,” said Governor Murphy. “Over the past eight weeks, New Jerseyans have taken our stay-at-home order seriously and have created the conditions that make this next phase possible. The steps we are taking allow for important standards of social distancing to continue with the return of safe, responsible business operations.”

Non-Essential Construction: The Order permits non-essential construction projects to resume effective at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18. All construction projects must abide by the social distancing, safety, and sanitization requirements that are described in detail in the Governor’s Executive Order.

Curbside Pickup at Non-Essential Retail Businesses: The Order also permits non-essential retail businesses to allow curbside pickup of goods, beginning at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, May 18, but businesses must continue to have their in-store operations closed to customers. Businesses who choose to offer curbside pickup must abide by the requirements in the Order, which include but are not limited to the following:

  • In-store operations should be limited to those employees who are responsible for the operations required for curbside pickup;
  • Customer transactions should be handled in advance by phone, email, facsimile or other means that avoid person-to-person contact;
  • Customers shall notify the retailer by text message, email, or phone once they arrive, or make best efforts to schedule their arrival time in advance. The customer should be asked to remain in their vehicle, if arriving by car, until store staff delivers the purchase;
  • Designated employees should bring goods outside of the retail establishment and place goods directly in a customer’s vehicle when possible, avoiding person-to-person contact; and
  • Such businesses must follow social distancing and mitigation practices outlined in previous orders, including requiring workers to wear cloth face coverings when in contact with other workers or customers and gloves when in contact with goods or customers.

Car Gatherings: The Order states that car gatherings do not violate the Governor’s ban on gatherings under Executive Order No. 107. Examples of such car gatherings include but are not limited to drive-in movies, religious services, or drive-through farms or safaris. Car gatherings will be subject to the restrictions in the Order, which include but are not limited to the following:

  • Attendees must remain in their same car throughout the gathering, unless 1) an occupant needs to get out of the vehicle for their health or safety or 2) an occupant needs to use the restroom;
  • The vehicle must remain closed at all times unless 1) there is six feet of distance between other vehicles or individuals or 2) an officer, public official or guard requires the vehicle to open. There is a further exception allowing the opening of the vehicle if necessary for health or safety;
  • Individuals organizing the gathering who are not in vehicles must follow social distancing and wear cloth face coverings; and
  • To the degree that a gathering requires pre-payment, or seeks donations of any kind, contactless options for pre-payment or donation, such as online or by telephone, must be offered wherever feasible.

Retail businesses operating in shopping malls are permitted to operate by curbside pickup, in accordance with the other requirements of this paragraph, but staff must bring the goods to customers at the exterior of the mall. The indoor portions of shopping malls must remain closed, as required by the Governor’s previous orders.

As of 5.17.20



OPEN for take out & delivery

No dining in

Face masks required for pickups

Open for take out and delivery service only

As of 5.17.20



Short-Term Rentals, Hotels, Motels, B&Bs, and any other rentals (Starting June 1 at 60% capacity; 100% as of June 22)

Long-Term Rental of 30 Days or More (Started May 11)

Rentals for a duration of greater than 30 days shall be permitted effective 12:01 a.m., Monday, May 11, 2020; Rentals for a duration of less than 30 days shall be permitted effective 12:01 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2020 Hotels and motels may operate at a capacity of 60% of its full capacity effective 12:01 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2020; and Hotels and motels may operate at full capacity effective 12:01 a.m., Monday, June 22, 2020.

As of 5.17.20



Full access with restrictions

The Borough of Stone Harbor is pleased to announce that on Friday, May 22nd their beaches will be open for the enjoyment of all residents and visitors. Stone Harbor beaches will be open for passive and active purposes, which now includes the use of beach chairs, beach umbrellas and blankets. However, due to Governor Murphy’s recent executive order, organized games, contact sports, sports camps, and special events are prohibited on the beach.

Additionally included in the new guidelines from the Governor are the requirements of capacity management and social distancing. Protocols for capacity management are currently under review and are forthcoming. Residents and visitors will be trusted to adhere to the same social distancing practices that are already in place in all aspects of our lives. The Borough asks that you follow any direction provided as it remains necessary to protect everyone’s health and safety.

For additional information, go to shnj.org

As of 5.17.20



Open on Fri, 5/22

As of 5.17.20

Parking Meters


All Parking Meters are on as of Fri, 5/22, at 10 am.

Free parking lot at 94th St. & Second Ave.

As of 5.17.20



Quick Links


Borough of Stone Harbor Website

Stone Harbor Emergency Website

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