New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that casinos in the state will be allowed to reopen and resume operations at limited capacity starting from July 2, after over three months of clusre due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Casinos have been closed since mid-March, as part of a statewide ban on gatherings of over 50 people. This ban was enforced to help slow the spread of Covid-19.
Casinos, according to Murphy, will be allowed to reopen on July 2, just a couple of days ahead of the Fourth of July weekend, at a maximum capacity of 25%.
This announcement comes after restrictions on gatherings are slowly being eased, with a new executive order signed by Murphy allowing indoor gatherings of up to 100 persons, or 25% of a room’s capacity. Indoor gatherings, on the other hand, allow 250 people.