Blend Bar and Bistro dining area. Photo from Facebook.
After weeks of preparing to be able to provide outdoor dining which just started last week, restaurants in New Jersey will be able to resume indoor dining on July 2, 2020 with limitations announced Gov. Phil Murphy via a tweet today.
Murphy also announced that casinos may reopen with a limited capacity of 25 percent.
The governor said additional safety and health guidelines will be released in the coming days for casinos and restaurants.
Outdoor gatherings may also be increased Monday from 100 to 250 people as long as people who don’t reside in the same household keep at least 6 feet apart. Protests and religious gatherings are exempt.
Murphy said Stage 3 could come within weeks, not months if the state’s outbreak continues to slow.