Casino Land-Based Golden Nugget Atlantic City reopens July 2, 2020 By Alex Ulrich Famed NJ casino reopens following CDC guidelines and executive order from Governor Phil Murphy prohibiting indoor dining. Golden Nugget Atlantic City announced its reopening today. July 2 marks the first day Atlantic City casinos are allowed to reopen following last week’s announcement by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy. The casino said that they are following all guidelines and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in their reopening. All employees and guests are required to wear face masks in all public spaces and observe social distancing. There will be hand sanitizing stations and wipes available throughout the casino. Golden Nugget said its staff will remind guest to sanitize their hands and practice social distancing. On Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy postponed indoor dining indefinitely as a result of COVID-19 spikes in other states that have brought back indoor dining. According to the casino, outdoor dining at their restaurant that overlooks the Marina is still available. There will also be room service available for hotel guests. “We have anxiously awaited this reopening and look forward to welcoming Atlantic City and surrounding communities back to our hotel and casino,” owner and CEO of Golden Nugget Casinos Tilman Fertitta said in a release. “This is a step in the right direction to getting our employees back to work. We are following CDC, state and regulatory guidelines and taking all the prudent and essential measures to maintain a safe and clean environment for our guests and employees."