New Jersey’s COVID hospitalization and new case numbers are down. Governor Murphy said today progress is being made towards the “new normal” to accompany the state’s reopening. New Jersey has now exceeded over o148,000 cases of COVID-19. There remain 1,053 patients in ICU, and 1,819 patients on ventilators. New Jersey has now sustained 10,435 deaths statewide.
In the rampup to the Memorial Day weekend, Murphy says certain outdoor activities can start up Friday in New Jersey. The Governor signed an Executive Order to permit batting cages, golf ranges, shooting and archery ranges, horseback riding, private tennis clubs and community gardens to open up. Murphy also added that foursomes in golf may now resume play.
Some businesses are allowed to reopen in New Jersey today under tight restrictions. Non essential businesses can reopen for curbside pickup only, the first time since being shuttered in mid-march due to coronavirus. No customers are allowed inside the stores. Non essential construction also starts up again today in New Jersey. There will be staggered work hours and face coverings required. Over the weekend, charter boat services and boat rental businesses were allowed to reopen.