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What are the reopening rules for bars and restaurants? Are there safety recommendations?

Last Updated: 07/02/2021

Bars and restaurants may open in New Jersey.

Social distancing and masking is not required in most indoor or outdoor spaces, and there are no capacity limits for businesses or worksites open to the public.

However, to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19, businesses should encourage unvaccinated individuals to wear a mask and social distance - particularly indoors – and have the right to require stricter mask policies.

The NJ Department of Health has released safety recommendations for indoor and outdoor dining.

For more details on general health and safety recommendations for businesses in New Jersey, refer to this article.