BELMAR- Gov. Phil Murphy took a pit stop in Belmar Friday, grabbing a slice at Mumalukes Pizza & Ice Cream on Ocean Avenue. 

That same day the governor was scheduled to visit a vaccine distribution center at a Toms River Shop Rite at noon before making his way south to Ships Bottom to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridge project. 

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While placing an order, the governor was met by Mayor Mark Walsifer who thanked the governor for coming “to Belmar today in support of our business community.”

The governor has yet to issue guidance to shore towns regarding the summer season. Last year. 

On Monday, during a coronavirus brefing, Gov. Murphy announced that indoor room capacities will increase from 35 percent to 50 percent, from the current 150 to 250 person maximum, for private catered events such as weddings, funerals, political events and performances. Dance floors may open at private events such as proms, but not at public venues such as nightclubs, which are less controlled, the governor said.

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