On Thursday-15-May New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced that starting on Friday-22-May, Shore areas in the State of New Jersey may reopen with some restrictions. Part of rules in place that will require beach goers to spread out their umbrellas and chairs more than usual. Governor Murphy listed the requirements for use of beaches, boardwalks and lakefronts they are:
- Capacity limits as determined by local officials, which could include limiting the number of beach tags issued or monitoring with technology.
- Social distancing of at least 6 feet, except for family groups, household members, caretakers and couples. Benches and tables must be blocked off.
-No organized games or contact sports, summer camps or special events like concerts, festivals and fireworks.
-Rides, games and arcades on boardwalks and water fountains and playgrounds must remain closed.
-Restaurants can continue with takeout and delivery only.
-Frequent cleaning of showers and restrooms, which can be reopened.
The restrictions apply also to public piers, docks, boat ramps, wharfs and boat landings across the state. Governor Murphy added that guidelines for pools and charter fishing boats are under consideration.
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