‘There's no science behind it’: NJ candidate for governor says statewide indoor dining increase isn't enough
Looser restrictions on indoor dining across New Jersey are now in effect, including capacity inside of restaurants now up to 35% instead of 25% -- but the Republican candidate for New Jersey governor says the statewide increase isn't enough.
Jack Ciattarelli says he'd have indoor dining to at least 50% capacity by now, and would have allowed the rate through the summer and fall.
"There's no science behind it, we just have to hope it's the best way of doing business here in the state of New Jersey,” says Ciattarelli. “In my mind, 25% was silly all along, particularly through the summer and fall months."
Bars and restaurants can also stay open for indoor dining past 10 p.m., but local leaders can continue to enforce the curfew.
Distancing and mask wearing are still required, and sitting at bars is prohibited.