N.J. To Announce ‘Stage 2’ Of Coronavirus Reopening For Retail Stores, Salons and Outdoor Dining


Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to announce today that outdoor dining, hair salons, and nonessential retail stores in New Jersey will soon be allowed to reopen, with restrictions, as the state begins “Stage 2” of its coronavirus recovery plan after more than two months of lockdowns to battle the outbreak, NJ.com reports.

Outdoor dining will be permitted as of June 15 and nonessential retail can soon allow customers inside with 50% capacity limits. It’s unclear what restrictions will be in place at salons, barber shops, and other “personal care” businesses.

The announcement is expected during Murphy’s briefing on the coronavirus outbreak at 2:30 p.m. in Trenton on Monday. Administration officials did not return messages seeking comment Monday morning. Read more at NJ.com.



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