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Latest coronavirus updates in New Jersey: Monday, June 22, 2020

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Posted at 2:31 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-22 15:47:10-04

NEW JERSEY — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New Jersey. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.

2:30 p.m.
Gov. Phil Murphy held a coronavirus briefing. Watch the news conference below.

  • New Jersey casinos and indoor dining can resume operation on July 2 at 25% capacity. Read more.
  • Indoor banquet and catering halls are also allowed to offer dining services up to 25% capacity or up to 100 people, which ever is less.
  • Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver discussed the work of a committee that focuses on stabilizing Atlantic City's economy. The committee was created before COVID-19 but has taken on new meaning post-pandemic. The group focuses on tangible "on the ground" projects to help the city grow.
  • Retail shopping malls can reopen on June 29, with stores limited to 50% capacity. Everyone must wear a face coverings and restaurants will be able to offer takeout or outdoor dining services. Food court seating, common area seating, movie theaters and arcades in malls remain closed.
  • Limits on outdoor gatherings have been increased to 250 people. There are no limits on outdoor gatherings for religious services and demonstrations protected by the First Amendment.
  • The limit on indoor gatherings has been increased to 25% or up to 100 people, which ever is less.
  • Murphy urged all New Jersey residents to continue to wear face coverings as more businesses reopen and welcome customers inside.
  • The Trump administration has committed $766.5 million for the Portal North Bridge replacement project.

Health data

  • There were 27 news deaths reported Sunday, for a total of 12,895 fatalities.
  • The number of coronavirus cases rose to a total of 169,415.
  • There are 1,029 people hospitalized, 287 are in ICUs and 213 are on ventilators.

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  • 44 children have been diagnosed with the inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19.
  • All of the children have tested positive for the virus or its antibodies.
  • There are no deaths, but six children are hospitalized.
  • The children range in age between 1 and 18 years old.

For a list of drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites in New Jersey, click here.

Tips to protect yourself and others amid coronavirus outbreaks

Call New Jersey's coronavirus hotline at 1-800-222-1222. You can also click here for additional information.