This morning, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order that is aimed at tightening restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings. Under these restrictions, weddings and religious services will still be able to operate. This new executive order comes just a day after Governor Murphy met virtually with governors of nearby states, including New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Pennslyvania Governor Tom Wolf.
Effective November 17, 2020
- Indoor gatherings are limited to 10 people
Effective November 23, 2020
- Outdoor gatherings are limited to 150 people
The following indoor gatherings may continue under the current rules – limited to 25% of a room’s capacity, up to 150 people:
☑️Religious services/celebrations and political events
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) November 16, 2020
The latest breaking news has many New Jerseyans and small business owners concerned about the coming months and the current wave of COVID-19.
Concern for Small Businesses Going Forward
As temperatures continue to decrease, further indoor and outdoor gatherings restrictions may impede once again on the New Jersey restaurant industry which has already taken a massive hit in 2020. Several New Jersey restaurants have already temporarily closed in order to keep their teams and customers safe. Many other popular Garden State restaurants such as Modine (Asbury Park, NJ), Vanillamore (Montclair, NJ) and Cucharamama (Hoboken, NJ) have already been forced to permanently close their doors.