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
– 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.
– 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.
– 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.
– High school sports may resume under protocols issued by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association.
– 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.
– Outdoor gathering limits increase to 500.
– Graduation ceremonies can begin under the 500 person outdoor gathering limit.
– Youth day camps may reopen while following these standards.