New Jersey Plans To Allow Opening of Indoor Music Venues at Reduced Capacity with Restrictions
According to NJ.com, New Jersey plans to allow indoor music venues to open at a reduced capacity including additional restrictions starting this Friday, September 4th. The announcement came from Governor Phil Murphy which also includes the opening of movie theaters and indoor dining.
All concerts will require fans to sit down and wear face masks to comply with social distancing rules. Venues must maintain a lesser of either 25% capacity or 150 people. Since the impact of the pandemic, artists and promoters have had to figure out different ways to keep the music going and stream of revenue flowing resulting in taking new approaches.
While New York State is currently not allowing ticketed performances at venues, it will be interesting to see not only how the venues will be able to comply, but also how serious New Jersey music fans will follow the rules. Check out the official tweet from Governor Phil Murphy regarding the executive order about the openings and rules below:
Executive Order #183:
🍽️Indoor dining can resume at 25% capacity on 9/4
🎟️Theaters and indoor performance venues can reopen at 25% capacity (150 people max) on 9/4
👥Limits for certain indoor gatherings raised to 25% capacity with 150 people max
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) September 1, 2020