NJ: Open Now, Opening Soon

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NJ: Open Now, Opening Soon

With the myriad of Executive Orders coming out of Trenton regarding every type of business and service in New Jersey, I offer this simple guide to every category of establishment and service that is either opening or opening soon as of June 24, 2020.

I hope this trend is able to continue as we recover from the worst pandemic in recent history, and get on the road to economic recovery!

Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce

Permissible indoor activities

– Indoor gatherings up to 25 percent of the building’s capacity or up to 100, whichever is fewer. Capacity limits will never be less than 10.
– Businesses may reopen their offices though they are encouraged to continue work-from-home operations where possible 

– Nonessential retail may reopen at 50 percent capacity. 

– Child daycare centers may reopen with the following guidelines. 

– Restaurants and catering halls may offer indoor tours for future bookings. 

– Open houses to view real estate that comply with current indoor gathering capacity restrictions. 

– Barbershops, nail and hair salons, cosmetology shops, day and medical spas, electrology, hair braiding shops, massage parlors, tanning salons, and tattoo parlors may reopen by appointment only.  

Permissible outdoor activities

– Outdoor gatherings of up to 250 people, with no restrictions on protests or religious gatherings.

– State Parks and Forests have reopened at full capacity and, county and municipal parks may do the same. 

– Outdoor dining may begin while following the appropriate health department guidelines.

 – Miniature golf and outdoor boardwalk games. 

– Curbside pick-up at libraries. 

– Car washes may reopen.

– Yard and garage sales are permitted. Municipalities may impose additional restrictions.
Outdoor special events including public fireworks displays that adhere to current outdoor gathering restrictions. 

– Non-contact sports, such as golf and tennis, may resume practice and competitions and medium risk sports like baseball, softball, basketball and soccer may resume non-contact practice drills. Medium-risk sports may resume games on July 6. High-risk sports, such as football, may begin on July 20th. 

– Community and private pool clubs can reopen at 50 percent capacity, swimmers must practice social distancing, and a ban on all pool toys, amongst other guidelines. 

– Public and private social clubs may reopen their outdoor spaces.

– Family may visit relatives at nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Visitations are limited to two non-residents and in designated outdoor areas.

June 29th

 – MVC will reopen to provide services that cannot be performed online, such as registration and titling of new vehicles. Road tests will be performed by appointment only and anyone with a missed appointment during the pandemic will be sent a letter from MVC on how to reschedule. REAL ID has been delayed until next year. 

– Indoor shopping malls may reopen at 50 percent capacity. Malls may only reopen two entrances to track capacity.  

June 30th 

– High school sports may resume under protocols issued by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. 

July 2nd

– Indoor dining at restaurants up to 25 percent capacity. 

– Casinos may reopen at 25 percent capacity.

– In-person wagering at horse tracks.

– Playgrounds may reopen.

– Amusement parks including water parks may reopen at 50 percent capacity. Social distancing must be observed and masks are encouraged. 

July 3rd

 – Outdoor gathering limits increase to 500.  

July 6th

 – Graduation ceremonies can begin under the 500 person outdoor gathering limit.

– Youth day camps may reopen while following these standards. 

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