‘We are going to continue every day’: Monmouth County lawmaker pushes Gov. Murphy to open indoor dining

There is still no word on when indoor dining can resume in New Jersey, prompting more calls from lawmakers in Monmouth County for Gov. Phil Murphy to announce a reopening timeline.

News 12 Staff

Aug 26, 2020, 4:18 PM

Updated 1,333 days ago

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There is still no word on when indoor dining can resume in New Jersey, prompting more calls from lawmakers in Monmouth County for Gov. Phil Murphy to announce a reopening timeline.
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Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone says it's long overdue to get restaurants open again, and constantly pushing back any possible dates will lead to many of them going out of business. 
Monmouth County handed out millions of dollars to small business owners through its CARES Act, but Arnone says time is running out. 
"We've put over $6 million out on the street, out there, in two and a half weeks, and we are going to continue every day,” says Arnone. “Every day put money out on the street to try to help our businesses, but there's going to be a day where that help is not going to be out there. They are going to need to have people, patrons, sitting in those businesses. As far as the gyms, the gyms are going to need to consistently move to higher percentages as long as they're acting responsibly.”
Arnone says the people in Monmouth County did what they were told by flattening the curve and acting responsibly, and the time to open the restaurants is now.  


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