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Information on coronavirus fight


Updated June 3, 2020 -- 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.

The state will allow outdoor dining and retail shopping to resume on June 15. Guidelines for those establishments will be released later this week. If coronavirus cases and hospitalization rates continue to fall, salons and barbershops could resume business on June 22.

New Jersey will allow child care services, organized sports practices and youth day camps to resume over the next several weeks. Child care centers can reopen to all clients on Mon., June 15. On June 22, non-contact organized sports can restart but they will be limited to outdoor activities and there may not be any contact drills. Day camps, including municipal summer recreational programs, may open July 6.

The Asbury Hotel will reopen for room reservations on June 25. The hotel rooms in the Asbury Ocean Club will not be available through the spring of 2021.

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

New Jersey has raised the number of people allowed to gather outdoors from 10 to 25.

Alternate side of the street parking regulations, which have been suspended, have resumed.

Short-term rentals (such as through services including AirBNB, VRBO and HomeAway), and other vacation rentals whether online, in-person, by real estate agents or owner transaction, which have been suspended since April 1, may resume starting June 25.

Hotels, motels and bed-and-breakfasts may accept reservations for guest occupancy beginning June 25. Guest occupancy from June 25 to July 2 may not exceed 25 percent; guest occupancy for July 3 to July 31 may not exceed 50 percent; and full occupancy may resume August 1.

The CrossFit Asbury Park Summer Games scheduled for June 20-21 have been postponed to 2021.

WJLK Radio has compiled a list of 13 things you can get from the Asbury Park boardwalk despite the virus situation.

By state order, New Jersey schools will be closed through the end of the academic year.

These eateries are offering pickup and/or delivery include: 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, Modine, Cardinal Provisions, Sweet Dani B Cookie Kitchen, Reyla, Barrio Costero, Ada's Gojjo, Amici Gelato & Cafe, Frank's Deli

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 and delivery options. Read or download the latest edition here.

Metered parking regulations are in effect. Residents and visitors are urged to use the Park Mobile app (parkmobile.io) for payment instead of parking kiosks.

Weekend public parking hours in Bangs Avenue Parking Garage will continue to be suspended until further notice. (Resident Permit Holders will still have access.)

Scooter share program will continue to be suspended until further notice (scooters will not be deployed). The program has been suspended since March 22, 2020.

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, 2020.

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.

New Jersey Executive Order No. 107 directs all residents to stay at home until further notice. The order provides for certain exceptions, such as obtaining essential goods or services, seeking medical attention, visiting family or close friends, reporting to work, or engaging in outdoor activities.

State officials have indefinitely closed all personal care businesses that cannot comply with social distancing guidelines. This includes barber shops, hair salons, spas, nail and eyelash salons, tattoo parlors and social clubs.

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.

While schools are closed, residents 18 and younger of Asbury Park can pick up meals between 10 am and 1 pm at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 1200 Bangs Ave., or Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, 600 Monroe Ave.

The Stone Pony, Wonder Bar, 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.

Langosta Lounge, Pop's Garage and Asbury Park Yacht Club are closed until further notice. Tim McLoone's Supper Club is also closed.

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 the following:

  • All casinos, concert venues, nightclubs, racetracks, gyms, fitness centers and classes, movie theaters, and performing arts centers will be closed to the public beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. and remain closed as long as this Order remains in effect;
  • All restaurant establishments, with or without a liquor or limited brewery license, are limited to offering delivery and/or take out-services only.

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