New Jersey’s Governor has confirmed Atlantic City casinos will reopen with limited capacity and strict restrictions on July 2.
US.- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has announced that casinos can reopen on July 2.
It brings forward the previous expected date for reopening from July 4, Independence Day. The governor said in a tweet that casinos can reopen on July 2.
Murphy also clarified that venues would be allowed to operate at 25 per cent capacity, and that indoor dining would be permitted at the same capacity.
Authorities will release additional guidelines for reopening in the next few days, he said.
As in other states, these will likely include social distancing, enhanced hygiene measures, and masks for both players and staff.
Casino representatives have been revealing their own internal guidelines intended to improve safety inside their venues. According to Joe Lupo, president of Hard Rock Atlantic City, the casino has upgraded its air filtration system to make it “better than most hospitals,” he told ABC News.
Atlantic City is seeing one of the US’s longest lockdowns. The reopening of casinos and dining facilities will mark the end of a 108-day closure.