TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says he’s postponing the restarting of indoor dining, possibly for weeks, because of a lack of compliance over the use of face masks and social distancing. Murphy on Monday cited the spike in other states as well as reports in New Jersey of people not correctly wearing or failing to wear face masks as well as maintain distance. New Jersey has been slowly reopening, and on Monday indoor shopping malls were cleared to start business again. The state reported 156 new cases overnight for a total of 171,000. There were 18 new confirmed deaths since Sunday, for a total of 13,138 confirmed COVID-19-related deaths.
UPDATE: INDOOR DINING WILL NO LONGER RESUME ON THURSDAY.
We had planned to loosen restrictions this week. However, after #COVID19 spikes in other states driven by, in part, the return of indoor dining, we have decided to postpone indoor dining indefinitely.
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) June 29, 2020