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Posted Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Gov. Phil Murphy has announced increased indoor and outdoor gathering capacity limits as COVID-19 cases in New Jersey continue to decline.COVID-19: Increased Indoor and Outdoor Gathering Capacity Limits -- Effective Immediately

Effective immediately:

  • Indoor gatherings can be held at 25 percent of room capacity, with a maximum of 100 persons.
  • Outdoor gatherings of 250 persons are now allowed
  • Outdoor religious services and political activities will continue to have no numerical limits.

“While we are still in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commonsense public health measures that New Jerseyans have been complying with are now allowing for us to expand capacity limits,” said Gov. Murphy. “We will continue to evaluate and make reopening decisions based on data, science, and facts. I thank the people of our great state for the collective effort that has enabled us to take steps like these.”

Furthermore, the Governor’s  Order clarifies that for the purposes of outdoor dining, “outdoor areas” are to be defined as open air spaces without a fixed roof, besides a temporary or seasonal awning or cover.

To read Executive Order No. 156, click here.