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Jun 29, 2020

BREAKING: NJ Indoor Dining Date Postponed Until Further Notice, Says Governor

Gov. Phil Murphy has postponed the highly anticipated July 2 indoor dining date until further notice.

During today’s press briefing, Murphy noted the irresponsible behaviors that have been reported and seen throughout the state in public spaces that allow for outdoor gatherings.

“Weโ€™re moved to pause indoor dining because of what weโ€™ve seen in some establishments across the state,” he said. “Overcrowding. A complete disregard for social distancing. Very few, if any, face coverings. The scenes we see in our newspapers and on social media cannot continue.”

He also commended the establishment owners who have abided by all rules and regulations and their efforts to protect the community.

Outdoor graduation ceremonies are still slated to begin on July 6, in accordance with all safety guidelines. Face coverings and social distancing is mandatory, to avoid any potential exposure to the virus. The governor referenced an upstate New York incident where a high school student returning home from a Florida trip infected possibly four other individuals during a drive-by graduation in Westchester County.