TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey Transit on Monday resumed full rail and light rail service after a break because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Also back Monday were youth day camps, in-person summer school and school graduation ceremonies, capped at 500 people and required to be outside.
Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy had earlier announced the reopening as part of Stage 2, of three. Before the Fourth of July holiday, nearly a dozen different sectors reopened, though with limited capacity. They include: amusement parks, aquariums, boardwalk arcades, bowling alleys, casinos, libraries and museums.
Rail riders and NJ Transit workers must wear masks under the governor’s reopening mandate.
New Jersey’s coronavirus trends have continued to head in the right direction, while other states are seeing cases spike again.
There have been about 173,000 positive cases in New Jersey, with a confirmed death toll of 13,355. There are 1,854 other fatalities that officials say likely stemmed from COVID-19.
For most people, the virus causes mild or moderate symptoms. Older adults and people with existing health problems are at higher risk of more severe illness or death.
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