Outdoor seating guidelines and restrictions.

When New Jersey begins allowing outdoor dining June 15, restaurants and bars that take part must place tables six feet from each other, limit eight customers to a table, one hour time limit per table,  require employees to wear face coverings and gloves, close buffets and salad bars, and post signs that say patrons with a fever or symptoms of the coronavirus shouldn’t enter.

Under restrictions outlined by the state Department of Health, restaurants offering outdoor dining must also:

  • Prohibit patrons from entering indoor sections except to walk through when entering or exiting or to use the restroom.

  • Require customers to wear face coverings only when inside the building, unless there is a medical reason for not doing so or if the patron is under 2 years.

  • Require employees to wash hands when entering.

  • Require employees to wear face coverings, unless it would inhibit their health, and to wear gloves when in contact with customers and when handing food, utensils, and other items.

  • Eliminate self-serve food and drink options like buffets, salad bars, and drink stations.

  • Prohibit smoking in areas where people are drinking and eating.

  • Disinfect tables, chairs, and other shared items.

  • Frequently sanitize high-touch areas, like credit-card machines.

  • Encourage reservations to help control customer volume.

  • Recommend customers wait in their cars or away from the establishment while waiting for a table if outdoor wait areas do not allow for proper social distancing.

  • Encourage the use of digital menus.

  • Rope off tables and chairs that can’t be used.

  • Provide tape, signs, and other guides on floors, sidewalks, and walls to make sure patrons stay six feet apart while going to the restroom or waiting for a table.

  • Install physical barriers, partitions at cash registers, bars, and host stands.

  • Provide hand sanitizer for customers.

  • Conduct daily health checks of workers.

  • Require employees with symptoms of COVID-19 to be sent home.

  • Provide all workers with face coverings, gloves, and sanitation materials.

  • Provide workers with break times for repeated handwashing throughout the day.

  • Require customers provide a phone number if making a reservation in case of the need for contact tracing.


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