Amusement parks and playgrounds will be permitted to reopen at 50 percent capacity on July 2, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday.
This includes rides on Jersey Shore boardwalks.
Specific guidance is being finalized and will be forthcoming, but like in other recent openings, face coverings will be required of all staff and attendees where practicable, rides will be configured to assure a 6-foot distance between groups, and those waiting in line will also be 6 feet apart.
“Those are part of the norm, going forward,” Murphy said at his June 23 COVID-19 briefing in Trenton. “But with next week’s July 4 holiday weekend rapidly approaching, and with families rightfully looking for ways to enjoy their time off together, we wanted to make it known that, yes, the rides will be in open, but moreover we want everyone to enjoy their time together responsibly.”
A timeline for the opening of other indoor recreation, such as arcades, will be announced Wednesday, Murphy said.
A spokesperson for Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, which opened it’s safari attraction as a drive-thru in May, did not return a request for comment by press time.