Gov. Phil Murphy will allow restaurants and bars to offer in-person, outdoor dining as of June 15.
About half of the almost 12,000 coronavirus-related deaths within the state have occurred in nursing homes.
Murphy said most of the recommendations will be put into effect in one way or another.
“It is a call for all of us to do better. Better communication, better support for staff and residents, better monitoring and better coordination between the state on the one hand and facilities on the other. And we are ready to do better,” he said.
The state has now reported 162,068 coronavirus cases.