Gov. Murphy to make major announcement on state reopening plans

Gov. Phil Murphy will be making a major announcement regarding the state’s plans to reopen at his COVID-19 briefing on Monday.

News 12 Staff

May 2, 2021, 7:03 PM

Updated 1,119 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy is set to announce more reopenings on Monday during his COVID-19 briefing.
The governor tweeted that he will announce new reopening plans regarding easing restrictions as well as ramping up vaccinations.
That news is music to the ears of some restaurant owners who are still struggling. New Jersey is at 50% capacity for indoor dining currently. Restauranteurs say that's still not enough to keep their heads above water.
They're hoping the governor will be announcing a full reopening by the summer like the announcement New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently made.
“I'd like to see it when it actually happens,” said Gioacchino Gulino, the executive chef at Alfonso's Family Trattoria in Somerville. “We've heard this story before.”
In the governor's tweet he mentioned New Jersey’s COVID-19 numbers are trending in the right direction with just over 3 million residents fully vaccinated.
News 12 will carry the briefing live at 1 p.m. Monday.


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