Governor Murphy: Allow Ocean City Boardwalk businesses to open

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As a result of Governor Murphy’s continued economic shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
 
1. Revenues are down by more than 50 percent for 3 in 4 Ocean City, NJ, Boardwalk businesses.

2. 76 percent of Boardwalk businesses have cut their workforce by more than 50 percent.

3. 1 in 8 Boardwalk businesses say they have considered closing for good.

4. 100 percent of Ocean City businesses report having social distancing, safety and hygiene plans in place.
 
In short, it’s past time for Governor Murphy to allow Ocean City Boardwalk businesses – retail, restaurants and amusements – to fully open with safeguards in place before it is too late for our businesses and the workers we employ.
 
Our businesses may not be essential to Governor Murphy, but they are essential to us, our families and everyone we employ here in Ocean City. Ocean City’s Boardwalk businesses did our part.

We followed by the governor’s executive order and shut down our businesses, delayed opening for the season and prohibited shoppers from entering our stores, eating in our restaurants or enjoying our rides. We simply cannot survive even another month of this. It is time to open all local Ocean City businesses. Today.
 
Please sign our petition to #OpenOCNJ.