Gov. Phil Murphy says this is not the year for wild New Year’s Eve parties. “Even Times Square will be empty,” he notes. Dr. Judith Lightfoot, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Rowan University, is urging people to stay safe at home.
Despite the warnings and restrictions, tickets are being sold for socially-distant parties at bars and restaurants, with owners hoping to recoup a little money from the year and kiss 2020 goodbye. Correspondent Leah Mishkin looks at a few ways that people plan to celebrate the new year amid the coronavirus.