Unvaccinated People are Encouraged to Keep Wearing Masks and Socially Distance. Employers Cannot Require People to Take Off Masks.
Gov. Phil Murphy said unvaccinated people are strongly encouraged to keep wearing face coverings and socially distance
. Businesses will be allowed, but not mandated, to keep requiring employees and customers to wear face coverings. The governor’s administration said businesses would not violate laws if they ask employees or patrons to prove their vaccination status. Conversely, Murphy said the state would punish any business that requires people to remove masks before entering, though he didn’t say what the penalties would be. (nj.com
N.J. to Drop 6-Foot Distancing Rule for Restaurants, Businesses and Other Venues. Indoor Gathering Limits will be Lifted.
New Jersey will no longer require restaurants, retail stores, gyms and other businesses to keep 6 feet of distance between patrons beginning Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday. Under the new executive order
, dance floors at bars and restaurants can also reopen Friday, and patrons will no longer be required to stay in their seats while ordering and eating or drinking. Large outdoor venues, such as MetLife Stadium and minor league baseball parks, will be allowed to have full crowds starting the same day. (nj.com
It's Good News for Concerts and Pro Sports: All N.J. Live Entertainment can Resume at Full Capacity on Friday
It’s the announcement New Jersey’s performing arts communities have waited 15 months to hear: All state-mandated capacity and social distancing limits for both indoor and outdoor entertainment venues will soon be lifted. Outdoor restrictions disappear
Friday, May 28, indoor goes away June 4. The news comes as New Jersey’s entertainment venues have suffered tens of millions of dollars in lost box office revenue since shutdowns took place in March 2020. (nj.com
Moderna says its COVID-19 Vaccine Works in Kids as Young as 12
Moderna said Tuesday its COVID-19 vaccine strongly protects kids as young as 12, a step that could put the shot on track to become the second option
for that age group in the U.S. (The Associated Press)
Toms River Closes Streets for High School’s Outdoor Prom
Toms River High School South's prom was outdoors
this year. Students in tuxes and dresses gathered in downtown Toms River with dinner tables outside town hall, a Ferris wheel near a softball field and Washington Street transformed into a dance floor. (nj.com