Here's the news indoor dinning lovers have been waiting for since mid-March when restaurants and bars all over New Jersey closed their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Indoor dinning will finally be allowed starting this Friday to kick off the long Labor Day Weekend.

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Here are some of the new rules and guidelines for indoor dinning according to NJ.com.

  • Restaurant capacity will be limited to 25%
  • Guests will be required to wear a mask while not seated. You are strongly encouraged to wear a mask while seated and not eating or drinking.
  • All staff must wear a mask
  • No more than 8 per table unless guests are immediate family or live together.
  • You are strongly encouraged to make reservations.
  • Tables will be spaced 6 feet apart and you must stay seated while you eat.
  • No salad bars or buffets at this time
  • Sanitizing will be increased
  • Bars will be limited to groups of four. Social distance practices must continue between groups.
  • You are also encouraged to wait in your car while waiting for a table

Although dining out has changed, I'm really looking forward to once again being able to have a nice dinner with the family or friends to socialize or to celebrate a special occasion.

source: nj.com