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Newark COVID Reopen Updates: Dining, Shopping And More

NEWARK, NJ — Recovering from the coronavirus shutdown has been a slow process, Newark. But there’s good news: the “new normal” is getting closer.

Newark’s restaurants, stores, businesses and other cultural institutions continue to reawaken from the COVID-19 shutdown that threw a devastating monkey wrench into New Jersey’s economy.

A new wave of adjustments will come when restaurants get the go-ahead to reopen for limited dining indoors on Thursday, July 2.

In addition, several entertainment venues and industries will be allowed to reopen at 25 percent capacity on July 2, including museums, bowling alleys and arcades.

Read More: Gov. Murphy: ‘Hard Dates’ In NJ Coronavirus Reopening Blueprint

In Newark, businesses and local attractions are being graded by color – green, yellow and red – according to their risk levels. See the city’s full reopening plan here.

Catch up on the latest updates in Newark below.

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How the internet is rallying around Disney workers as parks reopen amid a rise in coronavirus cases

As coronavirus cases continue to increase, Disney workers and fans are expressing concern about the dangers that reopening the parks may pose. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
As coronavirus cases continue to increase, Disney workers and fans are expressing concern about the dangers that reopening the parks may pose. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Disney World and Disneyland are still scheduled to reopen in early July, despite a surge in COVID-19 cases in Florida and California, where the theme parks are located. And both employees and fans are concerned.

The Florida Department of Public Health revealed earlier this week that the state saw 3,289 new positive COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the state’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 103,506. In California, public health data revealed that the state saw a whopping 7,149 on Tuesday alone.

As of now, Disney plans to reopen the Downtown Disney District on July 9. After that, the Disneyland and California Adventure theme parks will reopen on July 17, followed by the Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel on July

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Disney parks are starting to reopen. Next up: Disneyland Paris

Disneyland Paris, shown in pre-pandemic times, is about 26 miles east of the French capital. <span class="copyright">(Michel Euler / Associated Press)</span>
Disneyland Paris, shown in pre-pandemic times, is about 26 miles east of the French capital. (Michel Euler / Associated Press)

Paris is starting to bounce back. Disneyland Paris plans a limited reopening July 15, a day after the country’s Bastille Day celebrations. The theme park in Marne-la-Vallée joins the Eiffel Tower, set to reopen Thursday, and the Louvre Museum, which plans to reopen its doors July 6, in opening amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Disneyland Paris is the latest site in the Disney empire to reopen after shutting down in March. Like other Disney sites, there will be new safety protocols in place, and some attractions will remain closed.

Disneyland, Walt Disney Studios Park, Newport Bay Club Hotel and Disney Village will reopen in coordination with French government and health authorities, according to a Monday announcement. Other hotels will reopen later.

Attendance will be limited to allow for social distancing, visitors

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British tourism industry rejoices as hotels and campsites will reopen on July 4

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As of July 4, “most leisure and tourist attractions will reopen if they can do safely,” Boris Johnson has announced, revealing the biggest return of freedoms to Britain since lockdown.

The two-metre rule has been cut to one, in a major boon for pubs and restaurants, which will also be permitted to reopen from July 4. “All hospitality indoors will be limited to table service with minimal staff to customer contact,” he said.

Hotels, holiday apartments, caravan parks and campsites will be allowed to operate, as long as shared facilities are kept clean, as well as cinemas, arcades and theme parks, but swimming pools and spas “need to remain closed for now.”

The news comes as a huge relief for the UK hospitality industry, and for many campsite and holiday park owners, who feared that strict rules surrounding the use of shared facilities such as toilets and

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Paris is bouncing back. Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Disneyland Paris to reopen, with limits

Disneyland Paris, shown in pre-pandemic times, is about 26 miles east of the French capital. <span class="copyright">(Michel Euler / Associated Press)</span>
Disneyland Paris, shown in pre-pandemic times, is about 26 miles east of the French capital. (Michel Euler / Associated Press)

Paris is starting to bounce back. Disneyland Paris plans a limited reopening July 15, a day after the country’s Bastille Day celebrations. The theme park in Marne-la-Vallée joins the Eiffel Tower, set to reopen Thursday, and the Louvre Museum, which plans to reopen its doors July 6, in opening amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Disneyland Paris is the latest site in the Disney empire to reopen after shutting down in March. Like other Disney sites, there will be new safety protocols in place, and some attractions will remain closed.

Disneyland, Walt Disney Studios Park, Newport Bay Club Hotel and Disney Village will reopen in coordination with French government and health authorities, according to a Monday announcement. Other hotels will reopen later.

Attendance will be limited to allow for social distancing, visitors

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Walt Disney World To Roll Out A New Reservation System When Parks Reopen Next Month

In addition to the slew of changes and new safety protocols, Walt Disney World will introduce a new reservation system when its theme parks in Florida reopen next month. It’s called the Disney Park Pass System, and visitors will need to not only have a valid park ticket or an annual pass to get into the park, but they’ll also need to make a reservation in advance on the Pass System for each park entry.

The Disney Park Pass System, the new online tool that will soon be available on DisneyWorld.com, is Walt Disney World’s way of managing attendance during their reopening period.

“We’re taking a deliberate approach that includes limits on attendance and controlled guest density to align with guidance from health and government authorities on physical distancing,” writes Avery Maehrer, manager of communications at Walt Disney World Resort, on the Disney Parks Blog. “We’re also using technology to

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Cranford To Reopen 1 Pool Monday, Other Local Coronavirus Updates

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford will only open one of its pools this summer, a decision that the Township Committee said, in a letter, that they knew has provoked “questions and some disappointment.” They said the decision was not easy, but a responsible choice for health reasons.

State regulations for pools were announced recently. Pools can be at 50 percent capacity.

Director of Parks and Recreation Steve Robertazzi explained the reasons and rules in a letter: “Opening a municipal pool is not as simple as pulling back the cover, and with the late notice from the state and the significant additional requirements that will be in place to protect patrons and staff: many towns had decided not to reopen their pools.

Robertazzi said, “After a difficult couple of months, it goes without saying that we could all use a pool now more than ever…The pool staff, in conjunction with the Township

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Cranford To Reopen 1 Pool Monday, And Other Coronavirus Updates

CRANFORD, NJ — Cranford will only open one of its pools this summer, a decision that the Township Committee said, in a letter, that they knew has provoked “questions and some disappointment.” They said the decision was not easy, but a responsible choice for health reasons.

State regulations for pools were announced recently. Pools can be at 50 percent capacity.

Director of Parks and Recreation Steve Robertazzi explained the reasons and rules in a letter: “Opening a municipal pool is not as simple as pulling back the cover, and with the late notice from the state and the significant additional requirements that will be in place to protect patrons and staff: many towns had decided not to reopen their pools.

Robertazzi said, “After a difficult couple of months, it goes without saying that we could all use a pool now more than ever…The pool staff, in conjunction with the Township

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Cedar Point Amusement Park Is Set To Reopen On July 9, But There Will Be New Policies In Place

Photo credit: Natalia Fedosenko - Getty Images
Photo credit: Natalia Fedosenko – Getty Images

From Delish

It goes without saying that summer 2020 looks different than the summers we’re used to. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, activities like eating out, going to the beach, and going to amusement parks have been put on hold for the safety of visitors and employees. As some states phase into their reopening of non-essential businesses, the latter are making plans to reopen safely.

For the most part, there are some precautions being taken across the board. Face masks are required at all of the parks, although the age requirement for kids to wear them may differ from place to place. Other policies, like more frequent cleaning of high traffic areas, social distancing, and reserving tickets in advance to control capacity are all pretty standard across the board for amusement parks so far. To reserve your tickets and to read up on

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What to expect as UK high streets reopen after lockdown

Long queues were reported outside high street shops on Monday as non-essential stores reopened for the first time since lockdown began in March.

Shoppers will be faced with a very different environment as retailers grapple with the difficulties of keeping people safe while encouraging them to spend money.

Among the changes to expect: closed-off changing rooms, lots of Perspex screens, and shoes going into quarantine after you touch them.

A cautious approach

Many shops are likely to remain closed as retailers test out how their stores function with the new social distancing rules in place.

Next, for example, planned to open just 25 of its 500 UK stores on the first day. John Lewis was reopening two branches on Monday, while Argos was due to open just 145 out of more than 800 stores.

Primark is taking a different approach, reopening all of its 153 stores. The budget clothing specialist

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