NJ casinos must stop serving food and drink at night

The new rules are effective from Thursday.
The new rules are effective from Thursday.

New restrictions have been applied to all restaurants across the state, including inside casinos.

US.- New Jersey governor Phil Murphy has announced that restaurants must stop serving food and beverages between 10pm and 5am as the latest measure aimed to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The new rules, which are effective from tomorrow (Thursday), will affect bars and restaurants at casinos. Establishments can still offer takeout to customers.

The announcement came after casino executives requested that restaurant capacity be increased from 25 per cent to 50 per cent, as the industry struggles under the impact of the pandemic.

Gov. Murphy said: “The last thing I want to do is shut our economy back down. Thankfully, we’re not at that point. We’re taking steps to mitigate the current increasing rate of spread.

“We must shake off pandemic fatigue and get back into the mindset that saw us crush the curve this spring.”