Governor Murphy signs Executive Order 219

Governor Murphy signs Executive Order 219

Governor Murphy has signed Executive Order 219. You can download the full text of the order here.

The EO increases the indoor capacity limits from 25% to 35% for food or beverage establishments, including restaurants, cafeterias, private non-profit clubs, and food courts, with or without a liquor license, and bars; entertainment and recreational businesses, including casinos and gyms; and personal care services, including barber shops and nail salons – effective Friday Feb. 5, at 8 am.  The EO also lifts the 10:00pm curfew for indoor restaurant service, however local officials may still regulate the hours of operation of indoor restaurant service and indoor operations of other non-essential businesses after 8:00pm. Please note that the prohibition on seating at indoor bar areas remains in effect.