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Jun 09, 2020

BREAKING: Murphy Lifts Stay-at-Home Order, Increases Gathering Capacities

Gov. Phil Murphy announced this afternoon that he is lifting New Jersey stay-at home order. Maximum capacities at both indoor and outdoor gatherings have also been increased, effective immediately for religious congregations and First Amendment outdoor activities, such as protests.

The governor has signed an executive order that will permit indoor gatherings to max out at 50 people or 25 percent of the building’s capacity, whichever number is lower. He has also increased the maximum number of people at outdoor gatherings to 100 individuals. These parameters apply to freedom of speech and religion-related activities such as the recent protests taking place around the country.

The changes associated with today’s executive order will allow for greater indoor religious services which has been a point of concern for many New Jersey residents.

Murphy also announced that he anticipates being able to raise the limit of gatherings to 250 people on June 22 and 500 people on July 3.

“School districts planning graduations should prepare for a 500-person limit to be in place by the time graduations can resume on July 6,” he said on Facebook.