Guidance as to the current status of permissible activities and a timeline of anticipated openings

 

As the State of New Jersey has eased certain restrictions put in place due to COVID-19, Voorhees Township provides the below guidance as to the current status of permissible activities and a timeline of anticipated openings.
Please be mindful that all listed activities are subject to social distancing guidelines and additional requirements as issued by the Department of Health and Executive Orders. All dates remain subject to change based upon further action of the Governor.
Current Status
• All Voorhees Township parks, including the Stafford Woods Disc Golf Course and the Dog Run areas at Connolly Park, are open (playground equipment remains closed pursuant to the Governor’s orders).
• Indoor gatherings are permitted at 25% building capacity or 50 people, whichever is less.
• Outdoor gatherings are permitted up to 100 people.
• Restaurants may be open for drive-through, delivery, and takeout only.
• Essential retail businesses are permitted to be open.
• Nonessential retail stores are permitted to be open for online or phone ordering with curbside pickup only.
• Golf courses are permitted to be open.
• Certain outdoor recreational areas and businesses may operate.
o These include batting cages and golf ranges, shooting and archery ranges, horseback riding, private tennis clubs, and community gardens.
• All public and private beaches, boardwalks, lakes, and lakeshores may be open to the public.
Monday, June 15
• Restaurants may begin offering in-person, outdoor dining.
• Childcare centers may resume operations.
• Nonessential retail is permitted in person at 50% capacity.
• Motor Vehicle Commission drop-off and pick-up services may begin.
Monday, June 22
• Municipal and private outdoor pools may reopen.
• All outdoor recreational/entertainment businesses may reopen (exception of amusement parks, water parks, and arcades).
• Barbershops, hair salons, and nail salons may reopen.
• Non-contact outdoor organized sports practices may resume (may not involve person-to-person contact or routinely entail individuals interacting within six feet of one another).
o Guidelines are to be published by the Department of Health regulating the restrictions on “non-contact outdoor organized sports” and more information will be provided as made available.
• Anticipated that the outdoor gathering limit will be increased to 250 (remains subject to a final determination by Governor Murphy).
Friday, July 3
• Anticipated that the outdoor gathering limit will be increased to 500 (remains subject to a final determination by Governor Murphy).
Monday, July 6
• Youth day camps and municipal summer camps may resume operations.
• Outdoor graduation ceremonies may occur with capacity subject to the outdoor gathering limit in effect as of this date.