June 29th, 2020
Within hours of Mayor de Blasio announcing that New York City will reevaluate its plan to reopen for indoor dining on July 6th, Governor Murphy announced that dine-in service at restaurants in New Jersey would be paused for the “foreseeable future.” The reasons he gave for rolling back the plan, which was to reopen for dine-in service on July 2nd, included “spikes in other states driven, in part, by the return of patrons to indoor dining establishments,” as well as recent scenes of people overcrowding bars in New Jersey.
While the wait to eat inside at restaurants will continue, you’ll still be able to take advantage of all the places offering outdoor dining around the state. For a guide to some great options in Jersey City and Hoboken specifically, check out this continuously updated guide.
You can watch Governor Murphy’s full statement below.