In June 2020, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 154, which prohibited mobile massage therapy services within the state due to COVID-19:
“4. . . personal care services offered outside of personal care service facilities or health facilities providing medically necessary or therapeutic services shall remain prohibited pursuant to Administrative Order No. 2020-10, until explicitly authorized by an order from the State Director of Emergency Management.” (page 6, section 4)
While massage services have since been allowed to resume in business locations, such as spas, salons, and offices, mobile services remain prohibited.
A group of massage therapists has formed in New Jersey with the goal of lifting this ban to allow mobile services to resume. For a more powerful and inclusive voice, the group wishes to expand and include more massage therapists to band together to petition Governor Murphy to lift the prohibition on mobile massage therapy services in the state.
The group will be having a virtual group meeting April 19, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. EST. If you would like to join LMT peers to brainstorm local industry ideas and solutions, attend the Zoom meeting using this link: https://preview.mailerlite.com/n9d7n7.