TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy, seen this weekend at Martell’s Waters Edge in Bayville inside the bar to escape the pouring rain outside said he is suspending his plan to reopen indoor dining across New Jersey.
“We’re also moved to pause indoor dining because of what we’ve seen in some establishments across the state,” Murphy said. “Overcrowding. A complete disregard for social distancing. Very few, IF ANY, face coverings. The scenes we see in our newspapers and on social media CANNOT CONTINUE!”
“I recognize that there are many more establishments whose owners, managers, and customers have been responsible, who have lived up not just to the guidance we’ve released, but to the spirit of community in helping to protect patrons and residents,” Murphy added. ” The carelessness of one establishment can completely undo the good work of many others. We will not tolerate outlier bars and restaurants – and, frankly, patrons – who think the rules don’t apply to them. They are the ones who ruin it for everyone else.”