Eating places in New York Metropolis and New Jersey will be capable of improve indoor eating to 50 % of capability beginning March 19, the governors of New York and New Jersey mentioned on Wednesday.
The change brings each locations into line with present eating limits in Connecticut and Pennsylvania.
The brand new half-capacity restrict in New Jersey additionally applies to casinos, salons and gymnasiums.
Gov. Philip D. Murphy of New Jersey mentioned that the utmost variety of folks permitted at personal indoor gatherings would improve to 25 folks from 10. Outside gatherings can embrace 50 folks, up from 25.
The relaxed guidelines go into impact two days after St. Patrick’s Day, historically a busy day for eating places and bars.