welcome back to ridgewood
Sat, June 20, 2020 - Thu, August 20, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location: Downtown Ridgewood and West Side, Downtown Ridgewood and the West side
Event Description

On June 15, 2020, the “Welcome Back to Ridgewood, NJ” event will begin. All retail businesses will be able to place their products on tables outside of their business (once they obtain a permit from the Village). All food places will be permitted to have outdoor dining (once they obtain a permit from the Village). Food will also still be available for pickup at the dining establishments. Beginning on June 20, 2020, every Saturday through Sunday at 10:00 p.m., the Central Business District from North Walnut Street to Broad Street will be closed to vehicular traffic along East Ridgewood Avenue, including the side streets of Oak Street, Prospect Street, and Chestnut Street, which will create a pedestrian mall. The retail businesses and outdoor dining in this area will be moved into the streets. Pedestrians will walk on the sidewalks in one direction (the same direction as vehicular traffic-arrows are painted on the sidewalks as a reminder) in order to maintain social distancing (with white painted dots placed 6 feet apart). All of our businesses and restaurants have signed a pledge to adhere to the CDC guidelines, so customers can shop and dine with confidence in Ridgewood’s Central Business District. Masks are strongly encouraged at this event and are always required to enter any businesses.
Under the Governor’s Executive Order, on June 15, 2020 outdoor dining will be permitted at all food places. In addition, all non-essential retail businesses will be open inside to the public, subject to distancing guidelines and limited occupancy. Masks are required inside of all businesses.
Under the Governor’s Executive Order, on June 22, 2020 all barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, cosmetology shops, day and medical spas, electrolysis facilities, massage parlors, and tanning salons will be open and must adhere to all established guidelines.
Under the Governor’s Executive Order, outdoor gatherings are permitted for up to 100 people, with no limits on political or religious outdoor gatherings. Effective June 22, 2020, the maximum number permitted for outdoor gatherings is 250 people and on July 3, 2020, the maximum number permitted for outdoor gatherings is 500 people. All of these gatherings must provide for social distancing and people are encouraged to wear masks. For indoor non-essential gatherings including businesses, funerals, religious services, etc., the number permitted is whichever number is lower, 25% of capacity or 50 people total, with social distancing and masks being required.

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