Alarmed by Sunbelt Spike, N.Y. and N.J. Reconsider Pace of Reopening
The governors of New York and New Jersey said on Monday that they were so alarmed by a surge in coronavirus cases in the South and West that they were reconsidering plans to allow indoor dining in the two states in the coming days.
Gov. Philip D. Murphy of New Jersey said on Monday that plans to allow indoor dining to resume on Thursday as had been scheduled would be postponed “indefinitely.”
“We have seen spikes in other states driven in part by the return of patrons to indoor dining establishments, where they are seated and without face coverings for significant periods of time,” he said. “We do not wish to see New Jersey experience a similar spike.”