ReOpening Rahway Stronger

Re-Opening Rahway, Stronger

As of September 4th, Governor Murphy has announced that indoor dining will be allowed to begin operations once again, with specific public health and safety guidelines, including but not limited to:

  • Maximum 25% of the seating capacity
  • Patrons are required to wear masks unless they are eating, under the age of 12, or have a health issue
  • Staff members are required to wear masks
  • Tables are to be spaced at least 6 feet apart
  • Guests can only place orders while seated at a table, staff can only bring food and beverages to tables
  • Patrons are barred from walking around while eating
  • Limited seating to a maximum of 8 customers per table – unless from an immediate family or the same household
  • Restaurants that provide food service at their bars may allow patrons to dine at the bar – provided that all diners are kept at proper social distance. Any group seated together at the bar is capped at four individuals
  • Customers are required to provide a phone number to facilitate contact tracing
  • Windows must be opened to ensure a proper flow of fresh air into the dining areas.
  • Air conditioner units must be turned so that they are allowing for the maximum amount of outdoor air to be introduced to the dining area

Also as of September 4th, Governor Murphy announced movie theaters and indoor performance venues can reopen at 25% capacity (150 people max) as well as limits for certain indoor gatherings are raised to 25% capacity with 150 people maximum.

Click to view the complete Department of Health Guidelines regarding indoor dining and Executive Order.

As of July 13, the City of Rahway has opened seven outdoor shared public spaces throughout the downtown to proactively maximize outdoor space for businesses who have been closed, due to Governor Murphy’s Executive Order. These Rahway businesses will be able to reserve these public spaces to use for holding their paid classes. More information on this can be found by clicking here.

The public spaces for outdoor recreational use are:

    • Train Station Plaza
    • Hamilton Stage Parking Lot
    • The Gallery Space – Grassy Area
    • The Gallery Space – Parking Lot
    • Bridge Street Pedestrian Bridge

As of June 22, 2020 – the following businesses will be allowed to reopen:

  • Outdoor pools
  • Non-contact outdoor sports
  • Beauty salons
  • Barber shops
  • Cosmetology shops
  • Day and medical spas
  • Electrology facilities
  • Hair braiding shops
  • Massage parlors
  • Nail salons
  • Tanning salons
  • Tattoo parlors
  • Campgrounds at state parks and forests

As of July 2nd; more reopenings will takes place

  • Casinos may reopen at 25% capacity