Just like when everything was closing down across the nation back in March, things are certainly moving fast here in New Jersey for the reopening of businesses and attractions on the Jersey Shore.

Things are starting to get back to normal each week as long as health numbers stay low and there is not a spike in new positive Coronavirus cases in New Jersey

During Governor Murphy's daily briefing this afternoon, he announced that boardwalk rides, water parks, playgrounds, and amusement parks can reopen on Thursday, July 2nd. This is great for families who want to take their kids on the rides once again this summer

News regarding arcades will come tomorrow during his daily briefing.

The amusement parks will have to be at 50% capacity, and staff must sanitize rides frequently according to Murphy.

A lot has happened over the fast few weeks starting on June 9th when Governor Murphy outdoor gathering from 25 to 100 people.

Since then, it's been non-stop reopening (all at limited capacity) which is great for the economy. Let's recap:

  • June 15th: Outdoor dining is open. Daycare services resume
  • June 21st: Nursing homes can reopen for visitors with restrictions
  • June 22nd: Hair and nail salons, barbershops, tanning salons, and tattoo shops outdoor pools, Day and Medical spas, Non-contact Sports, massage parlors, and campgrounds at state parks and forests were able to open their doors to customers
  • June 29th: Indoor shopping malls can reopen. Food Courts/Movie Theaters remain closed
  • July 2nd: Casinos, Indoor dining, amusement/water parks/playgrounds can reopen
  • July 3rd: Outdoor gatherings increase to 500
  • July 6th: Modified outdoor graduations can take place
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