From the Star Ledger:
With the state’s gyms allowed to reopen with restrictions next Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy said he hopes to permit some indoor dining at bars and restaurants by the middle of next month as coronavirus numbers continue to improve.
Murphy was asked Wednesday during his latest coronavirus briefing in Trenton whether rumors are true about a Sept. 14 or 15 target date for the state to allow limited indoor dining.
The governor said he “hadn’t heard” that date but stressed “I hope it’s before then.”
“I hope that we’ve got some indoor dining before then,” Murphy said. “I’m not hanging my hat on it. I’m not trying to make news. That’s not a date I’m using at least.”
But, he said, “if data we look at stays as good as it is, I hope we beat that date.”
The governor also said it’s likely movie theaters will be allowed to reopen in New Jersey at the same time.
“My guess is, if I had to predict now, they will move at the same time, whenever that is,” Murphy said.