Corona Virus (Covid-19) Update: New Jersey Recreational Business Closings
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Corona Virus Update: Status on New Jersey Recreational  Activities and Businesses

Your Guide to The Latest Information On Corona virus (COVID-19)  Closings of New Jersey Entertainment, Public Gatherings, and  Events

In response to this unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic crisis, and as it relates to all New Jersey Leisure activities and entertainment events, the following information is provided:

Our viewers are advised to check in with each of the restaurants, entertainment venues, event sponsors, and other non-essential businesses that are listed in our webpages, to ensure that they are open, and have not closed or cancelled.

 Updated September 1, 2020:  The State of New Jersey has issued orders
that affect public and private recreational businesses:

Business Covid-19 restriction:

Outdoor public gatherings are limited to 500 people.

Businesses are permitted to be open with appropriate mitigation practices:

  • Jersey Shore beaches and boardwalks are permitted to be open.
  • Indoor performance venues, including concert venues, can reopen on September 4 with limited restrictions, Face masks and social distancing will be required and capacity will be capped at the lesser of either 25% of the venue's capacity, or 150 people.. Indoor nightclubs that have dance floors have to remain closed. 
  • Beginning Friday, September 4, bars and restaurants may resume indoor dining at 25% capacity and with social distancing between tables
  • All permiited openings for indoor gatherings for weddings, funerals, memorial services, and religious and political activities protected under the First Amendment is 150 people or 25% of a room's capacity -- whichever number is lower.
  • Indoor amusement parks, gyms, and water parks are permitted to open at 25% indoor capacity
  • Indoor theaters will be permitted to open on September 4th, capped at 25 percent capacity or 150 patrons, whichever is lower. That applies to the individual screens, so a theater with four screens would each be bound to that limit. Concessions like popcorn, candy and soda could be sold at the theaters.
  • Aquariums, libraries, museums, bowling alleys, and arcades are permitted to be open.
  • Golf Courses are permitted to be open.
  • Playgrounds, outdoor amusement parks, and outdoor water parks are permiited to open,
  • Swimming pools can reopen.
  • Summer camps will be able to use their pools when they reopen.
  • Horse racetracks can reopen for racing and for in-person bets, while following necessary mitigation requirements. Fans will not be allowed into racetrack grandstands.
  • Personal care businesses are permitted to be open,
  • Drive-in concerts & movies, batting cages, golf ranges, shooting and archery ranges, horseback riding, recreational campgrounds, both public and private, private tennis clubs, and community gardens are permitted.
  • Fireworks displays at public and private beaches, boardwalks, and lake shores are permitted.
  • Atlantic City's casinos are permiited to be open at 25% capacity.

Those who violate the orders could be charged with a disorderly persons offense, or a second, third or fourth-degree crime.

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