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What businesses are open? What rules or safety guidelines must they follow?

Last Updated: 08/03/2020

To slow the spread of COVID-19 and save lives, indoor concert venues, indoor movie theaters, indoor performing arts centers, indoor amusement parks, indoor water parks, and indoor dining at restaurants are closed. Most other businesses can open, while following appropriate mitigation requirements.

BUSINESSES THAT MAY BE OPEN

Note: Any establishment open to the public, including bars and restaurants, must cordon off any indoor or outdoor dance floors to the public.

Workplaces that do not have walk-in customers or products for sale, including office spaces, were never closed, but must allow employees to work remotely if their job can be performed remotely. At a minimum, businesses must have policies that require individuals to wear face coverings indoors when in close contact with others for long periods of time, and are strongly encouraged to follow safety and sanitization protocols.

Retail businesses and indoor portions of retail shopping malls may open to customers, while following required mitigation requirements.

Bars and restaurants are open for drive-through, delivery, takeout and outdoor dining, while following appropriate safety and sanitization protocols. Indoor dining is not allowed. The reopening of indoor dining spaces has been postponed.

Microbreweries and brewpubs may be open for home delivery. Depending on the type of license they hold, outdoor service may also be allowed.

Child care centers can reopen their doors to all clients, while following all safety guidelines.

Golf Courses may open so long as they adopt minimum social distancing policies.

Recreational businesses can reopen, while following required mitigation requirements.

Entertainment businesses can reopen, while following required mitigation requirements, with the exceptions of indoor concert venues, indoor movie theaters, and indoor performing arts centers.

Playgrounds, outdoor amusement parks, and outdoor water parks can reopen, while following required mitigation requirements. Indoor amusement parks and indoor water parks remain closed.

Swimming pools can reopen, while following necessary mitigation requirements. Summer camps will be able to use their pools when they reopen on July 6.

Casinos, including casino gaming floors and retail sports wagering lounges, can reopen, while following mitigation requirements.

Horse racetracks can reopen for racing and for in-person bets, while following necessary mitigation requirements.

Construction may continue. Construction projects must follow appropriate mitigation requirements.

Manufacturing and warehousing businesses may remain open and must follow social distancing and safety requirements.

Personal care businesses may reopen, while following appropriate mitigation requirements.

Libraries can reopen, while following appropriate mitigation requirements.

Gyms and fitness centers may reopen outdoor spaces so long as they follow required social distancing and other safety protocols. Indoor spaces remain closed except for individualized instruction by appointment only.

BUSINESSES REQUIRED TO CLOSE

Indoor water parks and indoor amusement parks must close.

Indoor movie theaters, indoor performing arts centers, and indoor concert venues must close.

For additional information on COVID-19/Novel Coronavirus and its impact on businesses, please visit the State of New Jersey's COVID-19 Business Information Hub.

Sources: Executive Order 107; Executive Order 108; Administrative Order 2020-4; Administrative Order 2020-5; Executive Order 110; Administrative Order 2020-6; Special Ruling 2020-01; Administrative Order 2020-8; Executive Order 122; Executive Order 125; Administrative Order 2020-10; Executive Order 133; Administrative Order 2020-12; Executive Order 142; Executive Orders 147; Executive Order 148; Executive Order 150; Administrative Order 2020-15; Executive Order No. 153; 6/24 Governor's Remarks