We are hoping everyone is continuing to stay home and stay safe. And ordering Ike's online when you get hungry of course..
As we move closer to Memorial Day, it seems like Ocean City is beginning to make preparations for an opening. Be it, a partial opening. We've began to notice some activity amongst the Public Works employees; they've added hand sanitizer dispensers along the boardwalk, trash cans have been replaced on the boards and the beach, and new lane designations have been painted.
Just now, as this blog post was being written, an email arrived in our inbox regarding Cape May County's Recovery Initiative proposal for Governor Murphy. The proposal calls for a tactful set of stages to open the county and its seasonal businesses. The link below brings you directly to that proposal.
Summary of proposed timeline:
- May 11th - On the boardwalk, active recreation would then be allowed. Again, social distancing would be required and gathering, and idling would be prohibited.
- May 26th - Restaurants would open for outdoor dining. Maximum capacity would be 75% of fire code limitations or a capacity reached by placement of customer seating areas at least six-feet apart from one another, whichever allows for greater social distancing.
- June 1st - All boardwalks and related businesses and facilities would open for full use. All public and business facilities related to boardwalk opening would be subject to industry protocols and best practices for social distancing, personal protective equipment, sanitation, disinfection and employee monitoring. Restaurants would open for indoor dining. Maximum capacity would be 65% of fire code limitations or a capacity reached by placement of customer seating areas at least six-feet apart from one another, whichever allows for greater social distancing.