The Healthy Way
Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home’s issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey’s one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won’t rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won’t have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. With Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Spring Lake Heights, it’s no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.
The Healthy Way Difference
At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won’t be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren’t like anybody else’s, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won’t find any “one-size-fits-all” solutions here, and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
- Best warranties in the industry
- Free initial inspection
- Full-service basement waterproofing
- Mold remediation
- Foundation repair
- Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation
Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.
Waterproofing Services in New Jersey
With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can’t handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We’re talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home’s value and your family’s health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:
- Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
- Mildew residue
- Water stains on your foundation’s walls and floors
- Erosion of your concrete
- Mineral deposits found on pipes
- Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
- Pooling water around your foundation’s interior
- Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
Basement Waterproofing in Spring Lake Heights
Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn’t in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement’s water-related problems.
Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.
Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.
Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:
- Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
- Basement flooding
- Loss of valuables
- Serious water damage to your home’s walls and floors
- Decrease in home value
Don’t wait to address the moisture developing in your basement – call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.
What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?
It’s easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don’t know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Spring Lake Heights:
The “Clay Bowl” Effect
It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or “bowl” effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.
This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.
How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs
Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:
- Sump pumps
- Perimeter drainage systems
- Doorway drainage systems
- High-strength washer hoses
- Floor and wall crack repair
- Replacement windows
- Flood protection for your water heater
When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home’s value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.
The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process
Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a “prevention over repair” mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We’re not in the business of putting a “Band-Aid” on your water problem – we want to fix your issue completely, so you don’t have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:
Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don’t usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.
Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home’s foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren’t clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home’s foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.
One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you’re thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn’t retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it’s best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.
WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?
Because every home is different, it’s hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor’s. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you’re having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.Contact Us
GET IT DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME
Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won’t do the work!
If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.
Don’t let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!
Latest News in Spring Lake Heights
NOW OPEN! There’s A Newly Renovated Bar & Grille In Spring Lake Heights, New Jersey
It\'s been a tremendous week highlighting new businesses in Monmouth County. I kicked off the working week with an article showing appreciation for The Cove in Manasquan. The less than a year-old eatery is currently home to the Jersey Shore\'s most underrated pork roll sandwich, some say it might be the best! In addition, it was a pleasure getting the word out about ...
It\'s been a tremendous week highlighting new businesses in Monmouth County. I kicked off the working week with an article showing appreciation for The Cove in Manasquan. The less than a year-old eatery is currently home to the Jersey Shore\'s most underrated pork roll sandwich, some say it might be the best! In addition, it was a pleasure getting the word out about Rudy\'s On Main in Lake Como. Rudy\'s proudly serves your favorite Italian ices, bavarian pretzels, and gourmet fudge. They have the Jersey Shore\'s greatest selection of Italian ices with over 30 flavors. They also make 16+ fudge flavors.
Now we can celebrate the grand opening of Heights 27 Bar & Grille! Locals and new owners Brian LiCalsi & Bob DePetro took over ownership of what used to be CJ\'s Tavern. The two grew up together and have been friends since they were kids. They both were raised in Wall and now reside in Brielle & Manasquan. Over the past few weeks, Brian & Bob closed down CJ\'s Tavern to demo & renovate. It\'s now called Heights 27 Bar & Grille and it very well might be your new favorite spot!
Heights 27 Bar & Grille offers high-quality bar food, happy hour, weekly specials & local live music. They have a friendly staff, a 40 stool bar & new TVs! Even better, there will be plenty of FREE parking. The establishment got its name because the town of Spring Lake Heights was incorporated in 1927. Heights 27 Bar & Grille is located at 2407 NJ-71, Spring Lake Heights.
From the Heights 27 Bar & Grille team:
Even though Heights 27 Bar & Grille will be getting improvements & updates to the look, they plan on keeping what makes this a great spot. They will continue to serve delicious food with a friendly local atmosphere. The menu will offer high-quality bar food with some dishes being classic bar staples & some with an upscale twist on them. They will bring in bands & local talent from surrounding communities several nights a week for patrons to enjoy during happy hour, dinner, or a nightcap beer/ cocktail. Heights 27 Bar & Grille is committed to the town of Spring Lake Heights by supporting locals & giving back. They are already working with the Spring Lake Heights PTA and look forward to expanding their relationships within the community.
Step inside Heights 27 Bar & Grille:
Heights 27 Bar & Grille - Spring Lake Heights
Gallery Credit: Jimmy G & Michele Segear
Wishing tremendous success for Brian, Bob, and the Heights 27 team! learn more by clicking HERE. See you there! - Jimmy G
Surf’s Up: Dog-Friendly Beaches At The Jersey Shore, NJ
Okay...are you really surprised that my pet-obsessed self is writing about this?Because honestly, there really isn\'t anything else better than playing in the sun, rolling around in the sand and running through the waves with your pup.Listen to Nicole Murray middays on 94.3 The Point and download our free 94.3 The Point app.I love to leave my phone in my car and...
Okay...are you really surprised that my pet-obsessed self is writing about this?
Because honestly, there really isn\'t anything else better than playing in the sun, rolling around in the sand and running through the waves with your pup.
I love to leave my phone in my car and just enjoy playtime with my dog, Carolina, and her tennis balls. It is THE LIFE.
But, as you should know by now, a lot of beaches at the Jersey Shore are not dog-friendly. It really is oh so sad.
But thanks to BringFido.com, I was able to find multiple dog-friendly beaches at the Jersey Shore so you and your furry friend can have a Summer you won\'t forget.
And by the way, BringFido.com can give you information on dog-friendly beaches, parks, restaurants, hotels and so much more so be sure to utilize it!
Okay....time to take a look.
P.S. Did I miss any? Email me so I can add it to the list at [email protected].
Surfs Up: Dog Friendly Beaches At The Jersey Shore
Okay...so technically this isn\'t a beach but it is still a sandy area near a body of water that would be super fun for you and your pooch.
You can bring your dogs on the trails as long as they are leashed. You can also rent a kayak, go fishing or walk around the circuit of the lake.
Pets are allowed on the bay side year-round as long as they are leashed.
Dogs are allowed on the beach during the off-season starting September 15th.
Asbury Park Dog Beach
The dog beach is located on 8th Ave and is open for pups all year round. Just be aware that it can get pretty crowded during the Summer months so please clean up after your dog and keep an eye on your dog at all times.
The official hours between May 16th to September 15th is 8:30 Am to 6:00 PM.
Congressman announces initial approval for Monmouth projects
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Heavily traveled bridges on Route 33 and Route 35 and improvement projects for Freehold Borough and Middletown recently cleared their first hurdle as they were approved by the U.S. House of Representatives House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) on the way to a likely floor vote, said Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), who sponsored each of the four projects.Smith worked with state and local officials to propose and insert prioritized local transportation projects into the Invest in America Act, a federal surface transpor...
Heavily traveled bridges on Route 33 and Route 35 and improvement projects for Freehold Borough and Middletown recently cleared their first hurdle as they were approved by the U.S. House of Representatives House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) on the way to a likely floor vote, said Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ), who sponsored each of the four projects.
Smith worked with state and local officials to propose and insert prioritized local transportation projects into the Invest in America Act, a federal surface transportation reauthorization bill.
The bill must pass the full House and then be considered in the Senate, according to a press release from the congressman’s office.
“Working with state and local officials, we carefully identified and reviewed these projects to address road safety hazards and to ease travel for New Jersey drivers.
“Both bridges would replace old spans that are structurally unsound and should have been replaced years ago.
“Route 33 and Route 35 are two of the heaviest traveled state highways in my district and many travelers will continue to use these bridges for many years, making these road improvements necessary and reasonable investments,” Smith said.
In Monmouth County, Smith’s requests led to four projects being added to the transportation bill:
• The Route 33 Bridge Over the Millstone River Replacement Project in Millstone Township.
Sponsored by the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT), the Route 33 Bridge Over the Millstone River Replacement Project will substitute a dangerous structure with a modern, safer span.
The current bridge, built in 1926, has been deemed structurally deficient. The estimated cost of the project is $4.55 million, with 80%, or $3.64 million, covered by Smith’s request to the T&I Committee.
• The Route 35 Bridge Over the North Branch of Wreck Pond at the Wall Township-Spring Lake Heights border.
The state DOT is the main sponsor of the Route 35 Bridge Over the North Branch of Wreck Pond replacement project.
The current bridge which has been deemed structurally deficient and functionally obsolete was constructed in 1931 and is used by thousands of people visiting the Jersey Shore.
The estimated project cost is $4.66 million, for which Smith successfully sought from the committee the maximum 80% federal share, or $3.74 million.
• The Koleda Park Improvement Project in Middletown.
Middletown, which is the sponsor of the project, would convert a vacant lot into useful community space. The project includes a driveway for an adjacent elementary school to improve traffic flow and pedestrian safety at a nearby intersection.
A properly maintained Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant parking lot on the site will reduce the need for visitors to park on neighborhood streets, offering better safety for those visiting the area for recreation at nearby recreational sites.
Middletown has agreed to meet the 20% local sponsor match. The project is expected to cost $1 million and Smith requested the maximum 80% of the funding, or $800,000.
Smith said the Koleda Park project will make for much safer parking and walking for the many people who visit the popular park.
“The project would make the Koleda Park area much safer for the children and families who frequent the lake, ponds and other recreational sites. It will give drivers and their passengers much safer options for off-street parking and for walking to their destinations,” he said.
• The Freehold Borough Parking Improvement Project at the McGackin Triangle Parking Lot, South Street.
This project would help alleviate limited parking facilities in Freehold Borough. The project increases the number of parking spaces in the McGackin lot from 54 to 67, upgrading the heavily used parking lot while also providing green space and reduced storm water runoff.
Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant curb ramps and crosswalks will be installed to allow increased accessibility. Parking will serve nearby Monmouth County government service buildings, offices and small businesses.
Freehold Borough is prepared to meet the 20% local match. The anticipated cost of the project is $697,145 and Smith requested the maximum funding of 80% ($557,716), according to the press release.
“Freehold Borough is the county seat of government in Monmouth County and many who have driven to Freehold know all too well about the limited parking. This parking project would improve access to local shops, eateries and offices,” the congressman said.
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ can’t find workers to pick trash for $24 an hour
POINT PLEASANT BEACH — What happens when you advertise a job that pays $24 an hour for three weeks and no one applies for it?Mayor Paul Kanitra took his frustration to his Facebook page when no one applied for the job picking up trash in municipal parking lots on Saturday and Sunday between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m."First off, it\'s ludicrous we even need to be paying that much. The problem of the disrespectful t...
POINT PLEASANT BEACH — What happens when you advertise a job that pays $24 an hour for three weeks and no one applies for it?
Mayor Paul Kanitra took his frustration to his Facebook page when no one applied for the job picking up trash in municipal parking lots on Saturday and Sunday between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.
"First off, it\'s ludicrous we even need to be paying that much. The problem of the disrespectful tourists coming to Point Pleasant Beach and leaving their garbage everywhere has just exploded. We don\'t have the luxury of sitting back and just letting it go unmitigated," Kanitra said.
After Kanitra\'s post was shared, several people formally applied for the litter patrol.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old because of insurance rules, the mayor said.
There is still a full-time public works position that needs to be filled as the borough is in the same hiring struggle as dozens of businesses, including Jenkinson\'s and the White Sands Hotel, according to Kanitra.
"Red\'s Lobster Pot has 75-year-old family members trying to fill in gaps and has had t close one day a week so they can give the few people who are working a day off. Jenkinson\'s barely has enough lifeguards. They\'ve been considering streamlining their menu because they can\'t get enough employees," Kanitra said.
Kanitra strongly believes the difficulty in filling the positions comes directly from the $300 unemployment supplement as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. Many states experiencing difficulty filling jobs have ended the benefit, something Gov. Phil Murphy will not do citing child care concerns and lingering fear of being in public. His solution is for businesses to raise their prices to pay higher wages.
"This is a real tangible problem. It\'s absurd to me when you hear talk coming out of the governor\'s office that it\'s not a real problem. We\'re seeing it everyday in Point Pleasant Beach," Kanitra said.
It\'s also about politics and Murphy\'s re-election, according to the mayor.
"The governor realizes it\'s a political football. I\'m sure he recognizes that the more people they can give money to for a longer period of time the more votes they\'re going to get so obviously they need to detract from the problems it\'s creating. But the facts are irrefutable," Kanitra said.
13 things to love about Six Flags Great Adventure\'s new Jersey Devil roller coaster
The long-anticipated Jersey Devil Coaster has been born at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ, the tallest, fastest, and longest single-rail roller coaster in the world.
The Number 13
The Six Flags Great Adventure team has surrounded their latest ride with sinister details, to perfectly match the theme. Those with triskaidekaphobia, beware! Jersey Devil Coaster is 13 stories tall. It will be the park\'s 13th active roller coaster. The public grand opening is scheduled for the 13th of June. And each train carries 13 passengers - 12 humans, plus the Jersey Devil himself!
A Real Record-Breaker
Great Adventure has always been home to world-class roller coasters, and Jersey Devil Coaster is an epic addition to that history. According to RCDB.com, Jersey Devil Coaster is one of 18 single-rail roller coasters throughout the world. And it is being touted as the tallest (130 feet), the fastest (58 mph), and the longest (over 3,000 feet).
I couldn\'t believe how steep both the lift hill and first drop were! You descend at an 87-degree angle almost straight down. When the roller coaster\'s train is full, you are going very fast by the time you hit the first inversion.
You go upside-down three times: a raven dive, a 180-degree stall, and zero-gravity roll. And it\'s the middle one - the 180-degree stall - that is absolutely the wildest part of the ride. You\'re literally upside-down for 2 or 3 seconds. It\'s fun to watch from the ground. And on the ride, if you don\'t know it\'s coming, it\'s pretty intense.
The layout of Jersey Devil Coaster is different than most coaster trains. You ride single-file. (Sorry scaredy-cats, you won\'t be able to hold on to your mommy.) That makes for quick loading and unloading, and gives you infinite elbow room on both sides. Just keep your hands, arms, and legs inside the ride at all times.
A Harness with "Give"
The ride harness is different too. It\'s big and sturdy, providing a snug fit around the hips. But the built-in shoulder straps are more like your car\'s seat belts. They do have a surprising amount of "give" to them! It definitely adds some extra thrill to your ride. To be clear, I felt completely safe for the duration of my test ride.
The \'Jersey Devil\' Theme
The rumors of a "Jersey Devil" themed ride or roller coaster at Great Adventure are practically as storied and legendary as the creature itself. There are so many attractions at the park themed around licensed characters. It\'s about time the devil gets his due.
The \'Jersey Devil\' Statue
As you enter the queue line for the roller coaster, you\'ll be greeted by an enormous likeness of the Jersey Devil himself. A perfect spot to pause for an Instagram selfie. Fun fact: The statue is not brand new. It previously lived in front of the El Diablo looping ride on the west side of Great Adventure, which ran only briefly between 2015 and 2017.
Jersey Devil Coaster is Six Flags Great Adventure\'s first new coaster since Joker, which opened in 2016. It\'s always a special moment to visit the park right after the "skyline" has changed. The back corner of the park just looks fantastic with the lift hills of Jersey Devil, Nitro, and Batman rising above the trees.
Originally, Jersey Devil Coaster was announced in August 2019. Construction began immediately, with great fanfare and excitement in the air. And then... COVID. Work on the site came to an abrupt halt, as the park shutdown for the first half of the 2020 operating season. Now, Six Flags is safer than ever with their "Clean Team" and "Do the Six" protocols, as the world continues to progress past the pandemic. I think the opening of Jersey Devil Coaster is an important (and well-timed) step in moving forward toward the post-COVID, post-quarantine, post-mask-wearing world.
My favorite time of year at Six Flags is Halloween season. And I really, really, really hope the park capitalizes on the theme of their newest ride this October. (Fright Fest, or Hallowfest, or whatever it will be called this year.) How cool would it be to have even spookier theming and haunted attractions in the area around or even on the ride? (FYI, no Six Flags official would comment on whether or not this has been part of their planning discussions.)
Height Requirement: 48 inches
Six roller coasters at Great Adventure enforce the big 54" minimum height restriction. That can be a pretty high bar for some thrill-loving children (and adults too!) I am pleased to see Jersey Devil is safe for those 4 feet tall and up. My coaster fan son Jackson will also be happy to hear that, since he currently falls within that 48 to 54 inch zone. (Although keep in mind, it\'s single-file seating which may be intimidating for first-time coaster riders.)
However: Will You Fit?
I\'m a big dude. 6\'6" and 200-something pounds. Because of the unique style and design of the single-rail coaster, there was some concern about whether I would fit in the restraint. (It\'s a very tight fit for me on Bizarro and El Toro, for example.) I\'m happy to report the Jersey Devil harness was fine - the locking mechanism made it to the 3rd or 4th "click". There was decent forward legroom. But be warned, there is a sizable "hump" on the floor in front of every seat, to accommodate the single rail directly underneath. Because of that, I had to awkwardly and uncomfortably spread my legs during the ride. Foot room is limited too. While my size 13 shoes fit, those with larger size 14 or 15 might have some troubles. Those who shop in the big and tall department already know that squeezing into a roller coaster is a challenge - just keep your expectations in check, as always.
As COVID Pandemic Eases And Restrictions Loosen, Mask Confusion Grows
SEA GIRT, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Mask confusion: Where and when do you need to wear a mask in the Tri-State Area?As CBS2’s Meg Baker reports, if you are vaccinated, you have more freedoms.READ MORE: “Definitely confusing. Don’t really know what do exactly, just err on the safe side,” said Spring Lake Heights resident Katie O’Neill.O’Neill has noticed...
SEA GIRT, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Mask confusion: Where and when do you need to wear a mask in the Tri-State Area?
As CBS2’s Meg Baker reports, if you are vaccinated, you have more freedoms.
“Definitely confusing. Don’t really know what do exactly, just err on the safe side,” said Spring Lake Heights resident Katie O’Neill.
O’Neill has noticed that rules vary from store to store. Others have seen this, too.
“There are a few signs saying ‘Please wear a mask,’ and if you don’t have one, they will give one to you,” said Wall Township resident Nancy Brannon.
“I went to a Sunglass Hut and they totally required a mask,” said Isabella Capuano.
A sign on the door of Francesca’s, a clothing boutique in Sea Girt reads “Face coverings: Please follow current CDC guidance to suit your personal situation.”
“It’s a preference,” said Tiffany Cox of Howell.
CDC and state guidelines in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut allow fully vaccinated people to take off their masks in most indoor and outdoor situations, but leave it up to the individual business to require face coverings or not.
“I had to get comfortable with a mask. Now, getting comfortable without a mask,” said Wall Township resident Vinny Gill.
Many people Baker spoke with at the Brook 35 shopping center had a mask with them and put it on if they saw employees wearing one as a sign of respect.
“People who come into the store always ask us, very polite, do you want us to wear a mask? And we say its your personal choice,” said Wendy Jennings.
Most workers are keeping masks on.
“Just because I do come in contact with so many people and I have a little one at home that isn’t vaccinated yet,” Cox said.
CDC guidelines still require masks on:
“We have a pandemic among unvaccinated residents, not among the vaccinated,” said Gov. Phil Murphy.
The message: If you want more freedoms, get vaccinated.
In New Jersey students, can ditch masks in cases of extreme heat.
Meg Baker contributed to this report.