Gov. Murphy: NJ's indoor shopping malls can reopen June 29

Gov. Phil Murphy says indoor shopping malls are cleared to reopen from the COVID-19 shutdown starting June 29.

News 12 Staff

Jun 18, 2020, 11:03 AM

Updated 1,405 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy says indoor shopping malls are cleared to reopen from the COVID-19 shutdown starting June 29.
Murphy said Thursday that shoppers and workers have to wear face masks, and shops are limited to 50% capacity.
Food courts must remain closed, as well as theaters, he added. Restaurants at malls can provide takeout or outdoor dining.
The announcement comes the same week the state entered Stage 2 of three, clearing restaurants for outdoor dining and indoor retail shops to reopen at limited capacity.
The governor also signed an executive order to allow classes for higher education to resume July 1. A limited number of students will be able to return to on-campus residential facilities, but dorms will not be full.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.
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The statewide total number of coronavirus cases in New Jersey now stands at 168,107, after Gov. Phil Murphy just announced 442 new cases. The governor also announced 38 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 12,800.
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