Amusement parks and water parks can open at 50% capacity in New Jersey on July 2, Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Tuesday, including the rides on boardwalks along the Jersey Shore.
Face coverings will be required for all staffs and attendees at the parks where practical.
Playgrounds will also be allowed to reopen on July 2. State officials will provide their timeline for the return of indoor recreation tomorrow, the governor said.
Murphy warned that if businesses do not take proper precautions and the numbers continue to tick up, he will respond accordingly — though he did not announce any specific actions.
“Don’t be the knucklehead who ruins it for everyone else,” Murphy said.
The numbers: New Jersey reported 382 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday. The statewide total is now 169,734.
The state reported 57 new deaths on Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 12,914. Nearly half of those reported deaths — 6,248 — continue to be in long-term care facilities.