6/15/2020 - City of Hackensack Working to Help Local Restaurants Open for Outdoor Dining

Per Governor Murphy’s Executive Order to phase in the reopening of businesses throughout NJ, officials from the City of Hackensack are announcing the reopening of the city’s restaurants and bars with outdoor seating. The governor’s executive order allows licensed food and beverage establishments to open for business with outdoor seating beginning Monday, June 15, subject to specific hygiene and safety protocols.


“Today is certainly a significant milestone in the fight against COVID-19,” said Mayor John Labrosse. “Small businesses and restaurants have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is now our job to help these businesses recover by patronizing our local restaurants.”  


Deputy Mayor Kathy Canestrino added, “Hackensack is filled with so many great restaurants, “I want to encourage residents to continue supporting our local restaurants and other businesses while observing all the appropriate health and social distancing protocols.”


The city has put a streamlined application and permitting process in place to ease the burden on business owners and allow for outdoor dining as soon as possible. Please see below for relevant outdoor dining protocols, permit applications, and information or visit www.hackensack.org.


NJ DOH Outdoor Dining Protocols



Outdoor Dining Application for Small Businesses



Tent Permit



Outdoor Dining Executive Order



For up-to-date information and resources about the city’s response to coronavirus pandemic, residents are encouraged to visit the city’s dedicated information portal on their website: http://hackensack.org/covid19