NJ To Lift COVID Gathering, Dining Restrictions

Date:

Share post:

- Advertisement -

At his weekly coronavirus briefing on Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that the state would be lifting many restrictions on gathering and eating that had been imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here’s what’s changing, by date:

  • Friday, May 7, the prohibition on indoor bar-side seating ends
  • May 7, the ban on buffets and other self-service foods at restaurants ends
  • May 7, outdoor gatherings can go up to 500 people
  • May 7, indoor gatherings can go up to 50% of capacity or 250 people
  • May 7, dance floors can again be used at proms and other indoor events
  • Wednesday, May 19, the 50% capacity on indoor dining limit ends. Restaurants will be allowed to operate at whatever capacity allows them to continue to ensure a minimum six-foot distance between groups.
  • May 19, the 50% capacity limits for indoor and outdoor settings/businesses currently governed by percentage-based cap like gyms and salons, will be lifted. Six feet of social distance will be required between individuals and groups.
  • May 19, the general indoor social gathering limit will increase to 50 individuals.

Also on May 19, the state anticipates completely removing the limit on outdoor gatherings. All attendees or groups of attendees will be required to keep social distances of at least six feet. Current mask requirements will remain in place.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Related articles

What I’m Thinking Today

It's another Wednesday morning. Memorial Day is coming up with the promise of a long holiday weekend and...

Councilman Objects To Gun Violence Awareness Action

UPDATE: This story has been updated to reflect Councilman Tamburro's clarification that he did in fact sign the...

What’s Next For VHS ’22: Independent Designer

There’s no shame in opting for the college experience, obviously, but some would say if they knew exactly...

Hilltop Conservancy Needs Volunteers To Finish Tree Planting

The Hilltop Conservancy had 100 trees to plant around Prisoner's Pond last weekend and, despite the blistering heat, the...