Since March 16th indoor dining in New Jersey had been banned. Through-out the state all restaurants were first required to do take out only and then in July they were able to do outdoor dining. Originally we were going to see indoor dining come back on July 2nd but due to increase of covid-19 cases in other states New Jersey Governor Murphy delayed that opening.
Today we are FINALLY able to announce that on Friday September 4th, restaurants will be able to open at a 25% capacity.
“NEW: Restaurants statewide will be able to open for indoor dining beginning this FRIDAY at 25% capacity and with social distancing between tables. Reopening responsibly will help us restore one of our state’s key industries while continuing to make progress against”
This is absolutely amazing news for all restaurants in the state. While they won’t be able to operate at 100% indoor, the added outdoor seating should bring them a bit closer to a stable capacity.
Murphy first hinted on this reopening in a press conference last week where he suggested that he hopes to have indoor dining and movie theaters open soon. You can read about that by clicking the link below