It’s the news restaurant owners and diners in New Jersey have been waiting for for months, ever since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Garden State. Indoor, restaurant dining is coming back!!! On a reduced basis.
Governor Phil Murphy made the announcement this morning. Beginning this Friday, September 4, restaurants, diners, fast food places, etc., will be allowed to resume indoor seating at a 25 percent capacity of their venue. Tables will have to be placed at social distancing guidelines.
The Governor tweeted the news, saying “Reopening responsibly will help us restore one of our state’s key industries while continuing to make progress against #COVID19.”
More details are expected to be revealed by the Governor during his 1 p.m. news conference.
No word this morning from the Governor on the reopening of movie theaters. He has stated previously he would like to reopen them by September 14. We’ll see if he has any news on the front this afternoon. Gyms, fitness clubs and indoor amusements will be allowed to reopen tomorrow.