Stage Two (New Jersey entered Stage 2 on Monday, June 15)
In Stage Two, moderate-risk activities restart. When leaving home, New Jerseyans should wear a face covering and keep a social distance from others. All workers who can work from home should continue to work from home.
- June 15: Child care centers reopen their doors to all clients.
- June 15: Outdoor dining reopens.
- June 15: Non-essential retail stores reopen for indoor shopping.
- June 15: Motor Vehicle Commission agencies reopen for pick-up and drop-off services.
- June 15: Libraries reopen for curbside pickup.
- June 22: Organized sports activities resume.
- June 22: Personal care businesses, including barber shops and hair salons, reopen.
- June 22: Swimming pools reopen.
- June 22: Limit on outdoor gatherings increases to 250 people.
- June 29: Motor Vehicle Commission agencies begin to offer behind-the-wheel road tests and resume issuing new licenses and permits.
- June 29: Indoor portions of retail shopping malls reopen. However, indoor entertainment businesses, like movie theaters or arcades, will remain closed.
- July 2: Casinos reopen.
- July 2: Indoor dining reopens.
- July 2: Outdoor playgrounds, outdoor amusement parks, and outdoor water parks reopen.
- July 2: Museums, libraries, aquariums, and indoor recreational facilities reopen at limited capacity.
- July 3: Limit on outdoor gatherings increases to 500 people (anticipated).
- July 6: Youth day camps and summer programs can operate.
- July 6: Modified outdoor graduation ceremonies begin.
In Stage Two, additional phased-in businesses and activities, with adherence to safeguarding and modification guidelines, will include:
- In-person clinical research/labs
- Limited fitness/gyms
- Limited in-person government services