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Are beaches open? What are the restrictions?

Last Updated: 04/13/2022

Beaches, boardwalks, lakes, and lakeshores in New Jersey can reopen.

NOTE: For specific openings and safety protocols at beaches and lakeshores, please check with local or municipal authorities.

There is no capacity limit for outdoor gatherings.

In New Jersey, face masks are no longer required in most outdoor and indoor settings. The Department of Health recommends wearing a face mask whenever you have symptoms of COVID-19, tested positive, were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19, or live in a county with elevated or "high" COVID community levels.

NOTE: Social distancing, masking, and other safety measures are still required in high-risk congregate settings such as healthcare settings and correctional facilities.

Playgrounds, amusement parks, and water parks may reopen indoor and outdoor spaces. The NJ Department of Health has released safety recommendations for high-touch amusement and recreation facilities. For more information, refer to this article.

Source: Executive Order No. 196; Executive Order No. 239; Executive Order No. 242