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Threat Level

What Happens if the Threat Level is raised to Red (Severe)?

It has been stressed that there are currently no plans for restrictive movement of people or vehicles, even if the Threat level is raised to Red. Any restrictions will be site-specific, that is, just as in any emergency that has befallen this State, such as snowstorms or floods, only specific areas will be restricted to all but emergency personnel. If a State of Emergency is declared in an area close to schools, a lock down may occur. Travel will not be banned except in a declared State of Emergency, in which restrictions authorized by the Governor’s Emergency Powers, are implemented. Emergency steps will be implemented only in response to specific situations, just as in any extraordinary event.

Please visit the NJ Office of Homeland Security website for full details on the Homeland Security Advisory System. New Jersey Homeland Security