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Atlantic City Steel Pier Needs Your Help! Tell Phil Murphy to Open the Rides!

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – The Atlantic City Steel Pier needs your help. The operators of the pier are ready to go and want to start bringing in guests and a safe, healthy and fun atmosphere.  There’s just one problem. Governor Phil Murphy isn’t letting them open yet even though the New Jersey Attractions Association has created a great guide to help amusement operators statewide to open with health and safety in mind.

“Please help us get the word out to Governor Murphy that we need to be allowed to open! The foundation of our industry is built on safety for our customers! Contact him on any of his social media platforms, thank you! Facebook- Governor Phil Murphy  Twitter- @govmurphy Instagram- #govmurphy,” operators of the pier said today.

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When it comes time to open, the company will be adhering to guidelines set forth in the “New Jersey Safe Play Reopening Guidelines” set by the New Jersey Attractions Association.

The “Safe Play” guideline was developed by members of the New Jersey Attractions focused on medical science and operational know-how rather than general perceptions along with operators around the world and in consultation with an epidemiologist.

“We must move forward and include adaptive and innovative strategies to live, work, protocols to create and maintain a safe environment for all. our historic focus on safety positions us well to deal with and execute challenge with regard to both guest and employee safety, we believe our businesses are built,” the association said.  “While COVID-19 presents an unprecedented and will continue be our #1 priority.”

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Some of the guidelines set include reducing capacity to allow for appropriate social distancing, catering to families and limiting exposure by not encouraging people to linger in the same area for prolonged periods.  Employees who are in contact with customers will use face masks and be behind plexiglass barriers. Guests and workers are encouraged to frequently wash hands and sanitize.

The association advises that families with members not feeling well sit it out for a bit and don’t come to the park. They also caution those with underlying medical conditions and over the age of 65 to play it safe while in the park.

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