SEASIDE HEIGHTS, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy today approved all outdoor recreational activities except for amusement parks, water parks and arcades, dealing another crippling blow to the Jersey Shore.
“I hope we can get there on them, sooner not later, but we’re not there yet,” Murphy said today.
Murphy said the amusement industry will remain shut down for now as those activities are “high volume” and “high touch” activities, some held indoors.
“We’re still not out of the woods,” Murphy said.
The announcement comes as the Jersey Shore is heading into the peak of its 2020 tourism season. Along the Jersey Shore, businesses have been eagerly awaiting news from the Governor that would allow them to salvage the season which runs from May through September, but an announcement could still be weeks away.