Indoor dining in New Jersey will not come back Thursday after all, a major blow to an industry that has struggled to survive since the coronavirus outbreak began in March, the Daily Record reports.
Gov. Phil Murphy said this afternoon that after seeing a spike in coronavirus cases in states that have reopened indoor dining, he is postponing the return of indoor dining indefinitely. “It brings me no joy to do this but we have no choice,” Murphy said.
Murphy also noted that at some New Jersey restaurants, which were allowed to serve meals outdoors starting on June 16, he has seen reports of overcrowding and patrons not using face coverings. “The carelessness of one establishment can completely undo the good work of many others,” he said.