What do you do when a worker isn't wearing a required face covering at the restaurant or you observe lax social distancing at a retailer? And who's enforcing the rules?
That's on the mind of many as New Jersey battles the spread of COVID-19. Some, when seeing a shopper without a mask, will tell that person to cover up.
Last Wednesday, a reporter at the state's daily COVID-19 briefing asked: "Who's monitoring barbershops, store and restaurants as they reopen to make sure they're following all the necessary precautions to keep customers safe?"
Responding to the question about who's watching, state Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said: "Primarily local health."
- Burlington County health officials could not be reached by 70and73.com last week. The county website lists the Health Department phone as (609) 265-5548.
- The state has an "Executive Order Violation Reporting Form" on the state COVID-19 website, inviting the public to complete the form "if you believe an employer, organization or entity is violating any Executive Order." Complaints may be submitted anonymously, but that makes an investigation more difficult, according to the website.