Gov. Murphy sketches 3-stage restart, announces more openings in New Jersey

Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled on Monday what he called a three-stage blueprint to reopening the economy from the COVID-19 shutdown.

News 12 Staff

May 18, 2020, 3:11 PM

Updated 1,471 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled on Monday what he called a three-stage blueprint to reopening the economy from the COVID-19 shutdown.
The approach goes from more restrictive practices in stage 1 to what Murphy called the “new normal” after stage 3.
Murphy says the state’s coronavirus trend lines continue in the right direction and the state would move next to letting retail expand its operations, along with outdoor dining and reduced-capacity indoor dining.
The governor also said that he was signing an order letting batting cages, golf driving ranges and some other businesses open.
Murphy gave no timeline on when stages would advance.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.
Additional details below:
The statewide total number of coronavirus cases in New Jersey now stands at 148,039 cases, after Gov. Phil Murphy announced 1,735 new cases. The governor also announced 83 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 10,435.
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