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Updated July 24, 2020 -- From now through Labor Day, Cookman Avenue from Emory Street to Bangs Avenue will be closed to through traffic and parking seven days a week to allow for the expansion of dining and retail.

Cookman Avenue from Main Street to Emory Street and Mattison Avenue from Bond Street to Emory Street will be closed to through traffic and parking to allow for the expansion of dining and retail. Dining and retail operations must end by 10 pm each day.

The Slow Streets initiative on other city streets has been suspended pending reevaluation.

The state allowed outdoor dining and retail shopping to resume on June 15. Hair salons, barber shops and nail salons reopened with restrictions on June 22.

Hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfasts in Asbury Park, previously suspended since April 17, resumed partial occupancy on June 25 and are permitted to resume full occupancy.

The state Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control will allow breweries, distilleries, wineries, bars and restaurants to apply for temporary permits expanding the area where they can serve alcohol.

New Jersey has allowed child care services, organized sports practices and youth day camps to resume. Non-contact organized sports are limited to outdoor activities and there may not be any contact drills. Day camps, including municipal summer recreational programs, reopened on July 6.

The state has ended its "stay at home" order.

The Asbury Park boardwalk is open. For more information on boardwalk and beach policies, read this announcement from the city.

The Wonder Bar at Fifth and Ocean avenues has reopened. The WB is open for outdoor service seven days a week. Yappy Hour runs from noon each day, weather permitting.

House of Independents is now serving drinks and food from the Asbury Festhalle & Biergarten outdoors Thursday through Sunday from 4 to 10 pm.

Sea.Hear.Now Festival 2020 has been rescheduled to September 18-19, 2021. Tickets for the 2020 dates will be honored.

Eateries offering pickup and/or delivery include: Langosta Lounge, Vintage Subs, Brickwall, Booskerdoo, Pascal & Sabine, Toast, The Bonney Read, Robinson Ale House, The Iron Whale, MOGO, Purple Glaze, Pasta Volo, DJ's Delights, Porta, Talula's, Asbury Ale House, Belmonte's, Cardinal Provisions, Sweet Dani B Cookie Kitchen, Reyla, Barrio Costero, Ada's Gojjo, Amici Gelato & Cafe, Frank's Deli, Tower Dogs

Modine, which had been open for takeout, announced on June 3 that it had closed permanently.

The Kula Cafe will be closed until further notice. The Kula Urban Farm has resumed selling to the public.

Night & Day Magazine has published a guide to food takeout, delivery and outdoor dining options. Read or download the latest edition here.

Scooter share program will continue to be suspended until further notice (scooters will not be deployed). The program has been suspended since March 22.

Bike share program will continue to be suspended until further notice (bikes have been removed from pick up locations) The program has been suspended since March 22.

From the state: "Pet grooming businesses, pet daycare, and pet boarding businesses, and stores that principally sell items necessary for religious observation or worship shall be considered essential retail businesses."

The Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce has set up a web page with information on local businesses which continue to serve the public, mostly in a modified fashion.

Asbury Park Police, Fire and EMS are seeking donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), specifically surgical and dust masks. "We are in critical need of PPE for the men and women working to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus," according to a message from the city. "Anyone willing to donate equipment, including surgical and dust masks for patients being transported, is asked to please e-mail fire@cityofasburypark.com.

The general public will be excluded from Asbury Park City Council meetings until further notice. The public will be able to view all Asbury Park Council meetings by live audio streaming via Zoom or YouTube. Links for the audio stream utilizing Zoom and YouTube will be posted on the city's website, cityofasburypark.com. Members of the public will be able to offer public comment during relevant portions of the meeting by calling the number associated with the Zoom link, which will be published on the website the day of the meeting. (H/T patch.com)

The City of Asbury Park has ordered that all municipal facilities, including City Hall, be closed to the public until further notice. Officials say city business continues to be conducted by telephone and online.

The Asbury Park Senior Center is staying open but all outside events and trips have been cancelled.

The Stone Pony, Convention Hall and Paramount Theatre are closed for an unspecified period of time due to the virus emergency. The Grand Arcade between the Paramount and Convention Hall is also closed to the public.

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon has created a web site where government notices about the virus fight can be read.

The government of the State of New Jersey has ordered that all casinos, concert venues, nightclubs, racetracks, gyms, fitness centers and classes, movie theaters, and performing arts centers will be closed to the public at indoor facilities beginning on March 16 and remain closed as long as the order remains in effect.

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