Although officers initially introduced that the Motor Car Fee could be closed through March 30, that was prolonged into April on Friday in an effort to mitigate the unfold of COVID-19.

The closure contains all areas, together with street testing and inspection amenities, however different capabilities are nonetheless accessible on-line.

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Chief Administrator Sue Fulton famous that some duties, resembling street testing, convey folks into nearer proximity to one another than is advisable underneath public well being tips.

“We can’t have crowds like those which can be drawn to our companies throughout a pandemic,’’ Fulton mentioned in an announcement. “The well being of our staff and our prospects takes precedence.’’

The federal REAL ID deadline has been prolonged for an additional 12 months, till October 2021, so prospects shouldn’t really feel any strain in that regard.

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The preliminary closure was scheduled from March 17 by means of March 30. With the menace from COVID-19 persevering with and New Jersey having the second-most instances in the USA, it was determined to proceed the closures by means of a minimum of April 12.

Katie Sobko is a neighborhood reporter for NorthJersey.com. For limitless entry to crucial information out of your local people, please subscribe or activate your digital account today.

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