A Frequently Asked Question page listing what businesses may be open in New Jersey has been updated to include additional indoor recreational activities, as of July 2.
According to the state’s updated and official COVID-19 FAQ page, found here, facilities or studios for dance, karate, arts and crafts, music lessons, theatre programs, gymnastics, indoor tennis and yoga are now permitted to reopen with 25% capacity and required face coverings.
There is a list of requirements for reopening, including social distancing and face coverings, which can be found at Paragraph 7 a-r of Executive Order 157. (Please see pages 13-17).
NJBIA strongly advocated for the inclusion of these added activities. These activities join facilities like museums, aquariums, bowling alleys, batting cages, shooting ranges and arcades that were originally announced as part of Executive Order 157 last month.
According to the language of the Executive Order, any facilities registered with the state as gyms, fitness centers or health clubs must remain closed, but can comply with protocols for individualized training sessions found in Section 10 of EO 157. (Please see Page 18).
Indoor entertainment venues such as movie theaters, performing arts centers, concert venues, and nightclubs remain closed. Indoor amusement parks and water parks also remain closed.