• Starting March 19, New Jersey restaurants and bars were able to increase their operating capacity to 50%.
  • The Governor slightly relaxed indoor restrictions in New Jersey on February 5 by increasing capacity limits from the current 25% up to 35% for restaurants and bars, and allowing these establishments to stay open past 10 p.m.
  • On December 14, the Governor announced he had no plans of eliminating indoor dining in New Jersey. Previously, restaurants, bars, and other food establishments were required to stop offering indoor service between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. (outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery are permitted) and must limit capacity to 25 percent. Seating at bar areas is prohibited, and restaurants may place tables closer than 6 feet apart if a physical barrier is in place.
  • On July 8, the governor said he would sign an executive order that requires face coverings in outdoor public spaces when physical distancing is not possible.