Gov. Murphy: Indoor dining to resume Friday with 25% capacity, social distancing between tables

Gov. Phil Murphy has announced that indoor dining will resume and movie theaters will reopen Friday, both with limited capacity.

News 12 Staff

Sep 1, 2020, 9:59 AM

Updated 1,319 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy has announced that indoor dining will resume and movie theaters will reopen Friday, both with limited capacity.
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Restaurants will only be able to have 25% capacity under the new rules, which include maintaining social distancing between tables.
The announcement comes after months of the state working to meet certain benchmarks related to COVID-19. Gov. Murphy says staff must wear masks at all times, diners have to wear them when not in their seats, and food and drinks can only be consumed while seated.
"We have been working hard for several months now to get to this point after the pull back from our initial July, early July target date,” says Gov. Murphy. “We committed we would not put ourselves in a similar position again and that we would not allow for indoor to resume until we had confidence it would move forward."
In towns such as New Brunswick, they announced they'll keep outdoor dining until October.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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