Malls can open in New Jersey on June 29, Murphy says

Mall at Short Hills in NJ
Posted at 4:22 PM, Jun 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-18 16:22:11-04

NEW JERSEY — Malls in New Jersey will open on June 29, Gov. Phil Murphy announced in his daily coronavirus briefing Thursday.

All shopping malls will be allowed to open, with exceptions.

Masks or face coverings will be required for anyone in the mall, including shoppers and employees.

All stores will be limited to 50% capacity.

Restaurants may provide take-out or outdoor dining.

Theaters and arcades remain closed, though.

There are more than two dozen malls in New Jersey.

On Monday, restaurants resumed outdoor dining in New Jersey, when New Jersey officially entered Phase 2 of reopening.

Day cares, non-essential retail stores, and curbside pickup for libraries also resumed Monday.

Latest official numbers: As of Thursday morning, a total of 167,703 people have tested postivie for COVID-19 in New Jersey, with the state's death toll now at 12,769.

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.