New Jersey Gov.
Chris Christie (R) issued an executive order Monday barring the public from traveling to and from Massachusetts.
Christie’s executive order directs state agencies to restrict the use of electronic devices at airports and states-owned travel hubs in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York.
The executive order also states that all public accommodations located within a 20-mile radius of the Massachusetts-New York border will be closed.
Christies executive order applies to all Mass.
businesses and individuals.
He also issued an emergency order on Monday allowing the state to open the Garden State to all travelers from abroad.
The state has been under strict lockdown since September, when a Boston Marathon bombing injured more than 260 people.
Since then, hundreds of people have been detained, including six Americans, and more than 50 others were injured.
Governor Christie’s order is likely to cause a lot of confusion, especially for New Yorkers.
The New York City Department of Transportation has been using electronic maps to guide travelers, and it’s unclear whether the governor’s order will affect those services.
On Monday, the Department of Homeland Security also issued a “temporary lockdown” order for New York, New York state and Connecticut.
The federal government says the order applies from 8 p.m.
ET Monday through 8 a.m., ET Tuesday.
The order covers all travel to and through New York and New Jersey.
Travelers who have been issued an order by the state or federal government must enter New York on Monday and stay at least five miles away from the affected areas.
Those who have a valid passport or have a New York identification card must remain within the affected area until they have a visa issued.
Those who are visiting the affected states must stay at home for 30 minutes to an hour and then return.
The governor also issued emergency orders to allow the release of certain people held in jail, according to a news release.