NEW YORK (77 WABC/AP) — New Jersey’s indoor shopping malls have reopened today with COVID19 restrictions in place.
Indoor stores are allowed to operate with 50% capacity, people must wear masks, and social distancing guidelines must be met.
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— New Jersey (@NJGov) June 18, 2020
Their reopening comes as the state progresses through Stage 2, of three, of restarting. So far, indoor retail has reopened, along with salons, barber shops and massage parlors.
Restaurants inside the mall are allowed to offer take-out dining inside the mall and in-person service at outdoor areas outside the mall.
Later this week, casinos and indoor dining at restaurants are set to open Thursday at 25% capacity, according to New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy.
New Jersey has had 171,000 positive cases of coronavirus and 13,121 confirmed deaths, as well as 1,854 probable deaths from the virus.