TRENTON, NJ — Up to eight people will be allowed to be seated together —but tables must be situated at least six feet apart — under state-imposed outdoor dining rules for food and beverage establishments, which take effect on June 15.

In addition, Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order related to the coronavirus leaves it up to local officials to allow these establishments to expand their footprint to outdoor areas that are within their property or on public property, including sidewalks, streets or parks.

The Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control is also permitting establishments with liquor licenses to temporarily expand their licensed premises into outdoor areas that may or may not be adjacent to their permanently licensed premises until November 1 — as long as they receive municipal approval, according to that special order.

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If it rains, establishments must revert to take-out and delivery service only. And smoking will not be permitted outside while indoor dining is prohibited.

  • Click here for Executive Order 150.
  • Click here for the executive directive on outdoor dining, which also includes health and safety standards that must be followed.
  • Click here for the ABC special ruling on the temporary expansion of premises for liquor license holders.

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