Governor Phil Murphy announced today (August 31) that New Jersey restaurants may resume indoor dining this Friday.

Indoor dining will be permitted starting at 25% capacity with social distancing between tables on September 4.

“Reopening responsibly will help us restore one of our state’s key industries while continuing to make progress against #COVID19,” Murphy shared on Twitter.

The latest COVID-19 report for New Jersey revealed 306 new positive cases, pushing the cumulative total to 191,611.