Press of Atlantic City writer Michelle Brunetti Post looks at what Phase 2 of reopening means for business when it begins on June 15.
Most of the state’s nonessential businesses can reopen June 15, along with outdoor dining at restaurants, as Stage 2 of reopening starts. A week after that, on June 22, salons and barber shops may reopen.
Business leaders expressed relief at getting some certainty and predictability in the reopening plan.
“While we recognize that the pace of the reopenings cannot come quick enough for many businesses, today’s movement forward is a needed step toward a safe and sustainable reopening that emphasizes the health, safety and welfare of our workforce, customers and vendors,” said Michele Siekerka, the president and CEO of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association.