Stage 2: Montclair Makes News As State Reopens Outdoor Dining, In-Person Retail and Child Care


Mayor Elect Sean Spiller sat down Sunday for an interview on Church Street with NBC’s Adam Harding.

It’s Reopening Day in New Jersey as in-person retail shopping, restaurants offer outdoor dining and childcare services are allowed to reopen today, Monday, June 15, with restrictions.

For instance, retail store restrictions include limiting occupancy to 50% of maximum store capacity at one time; requiring workers to wear face coverings and gloves; and ensuring six feet of spacing in check-out lines to allow for social distancing.

NBC Local was live in Montclair Sunday as Adam Harding visited Montclair Center.

Mayor Elect Sean Spiller sat down for an interview on Church Street with NBC’s Adam Harding. Two Church Street businesses — Raymond’s and 908 Sneaker Consignment — were featured as well.

“I think everyone’s pretty excited about it,” said Spiller “We all know how tough it has been. We don’t want a situation where we are going to have to go backwards.”

As of Saturday, the confirmed number of COVID-19 cases in Montclair remains at 430; the number of individuals who did not survive the illness remains at 50.

News trucks were back on Church Street Monday morning.

New Jersey’s personal care businesses — including hair and nail salons, barber shops, tattoo parlors, day spas and cosmetology practices — can all reopen on Monday, June 22, also with restrictions, including:

  • Limiting services to appointment-only;
  • Performing health screening, including temperature checks, on clients and staff prior to entry to the facility;
  • Requiring use of personal protective equipment, and requiring clients to wear face coverings at all times, regardless of the service they are receiving, unless face down on a massage table or where doing so would inhibit an individual’s health;
  • Ensuring that all staff-client pairs maintain at least six feet distance between other staff-client pairs, unless separated by physical barriers;
  • Adopting enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices; and
  • Staying informed about new developments and guidance related to COVID-19.
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