Atlantic City kicks off summer season this weekend with easing of COVID-19 restrictions

Atlantic City is kicking off its summer season by easing COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, restaurants and casinos.

News 12 Staff

May 25, 2021, 10:00 PM

Updated 1,057 days ago

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Atlantic City is kicking off its summer season by easing COVID-19 restrictions on businesses, restaurants and casinos.
Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday that indoor mask requirements and social distancing limits will be lifted on Friday – just in time for Memorial Day weekend. It is Atlantic City’s busiest season.
“These next three or four months are huge, especially down here. Bringing more people to the casinos, to restaurants, bars, everything,” says Allison Massier of Mays Landing.
Individual businesses like Atlantic City’s nine casinos will have the choice of whether to still require masks indoors.
"Our staff will continue to wear masks. However we won't require guests to wear masks,” says Showboat Hotel president Brandon Dixon.
Restaurants and entertainment venues like Bourre say the loosening of restrictions means they won't have to place tables out on the lawn and space parties. They say that it will a game-changer for the summer.
“It’s just a relief that we don’t have to worry about people coming in without a mask on or getting too close to each other or wanting to stand on the dance floor and see a band or dance on the dance floor,” says Bourre owner Pat Fasano.
Fasano also owns restaurants in Asbury Park. He says that he expects this summer to be the busiest one yet.


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