BELLMAWR NJ (May 18, 2020)--THE owner (s) of the ATILIS GYM in Bellmawr were able to remain open, despite the fact that they were in violation of the Governor's executive order, according to Fox News 29
Camden County Prosecutor Jill Mayer said "Anyone who patronizes a business that is open in violation of an executive order could face criminal charges in the form of a disorderly persons offense for which you could be fined up to $1,000 for each offense and spend up to six months in jail."
"Under Executive Order 142, certain businesses are permitted to operate during the stay-at-home order. Those businesses and the social distancing practices they must follow are listed and defined on the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub."
Ian Smith co-owner of Atilis Gym, Browning Road, Bellmawr announced on the Fox's Tucker Carson show last Wednesday night that his gym will reopen despite Governor Murphy's coronavirus lockdown.
Smith told Carlson he thought Gov. Phil Murphy’s order to close nonessential business was unfair and an infringement on his Constitutional rights.
“Our main objective is to show the world, but especially the governor, that we reject the premise of essential versus nonessential businesses. Our goal is to make a statement. We don’t need a nanny state to tell us you can’t go outside.”