MORRISTOWN, NJ - During the daily update today, Wednesday July 15,  Morristown Mayor Tim Dougherty asked runners to consider not running on South Street.

"Morristown has many beautiful side roads, trails and parks that are perfect for our runners and walkers", he said giving runners alternatives to South Street.

The Mayor sited the numerous restaurants that are using the outdoor spaces for their patrons as a reason to stay off the main road.

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"Diners will not be wearing face masks while eating and patronizing these restaurants", he said. "There is some evidence that runners should practice 12-16 feet of social and physical distance due to their heavier breathing, which would be difficult to do while running along South Street".

"Simply put, our downtown is just too busy with outdoor diners and pedestrian traffic to practically and safely social and physical distance".

As of now, this is a request. Mayor Dougherty did not state what would happen if runners did run down South Street. Although he did say, "If I have to take further steps, I will".

 

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