Gov. Murphy lifts state’s stay-at-home order; increases limit on gatherings

New Jersey has eased its restrictions on gatherings, allowing up to 50 people to get together inside and as many as 100 outside as the state begins to lift measures meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

News 12 Staff

Jun 9, 2020, 5:30 PM

Updated 1,409 days ago

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New Jersey has eased its restrictions on gatherings, allowing up to 50 people to get together inside and as many as 100 outside as the state begins to lift measures meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Gov. Phil Murphy also said Tuesday that outdoor demonstrations protected by the First Amendment can be held, regardless of the number of attendees. That includes religious services and protests stemming from George Floyd’s death.
The decision effectively puts an end to the stay-home order that Murphy signed in March. People will still be required to wear masks when shopping indoors, and their use is recommended generally.
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The statewide total number of coronavirus cases in New Jersey now stands at 164,796, after Gov. Phil Murphy just announced 375 new cases. The governor also announced 91 additional deaths, bringing the statewide death toll to 12,303.
  • Effective immediately, indoor gatherings permitted at 25% of building capacity or 50 people - whichever number is lower.
  • Effective immediately, the limit on outdoor gatherings raised to 100 people.
  • Murphy says order allows for greater indoor religious services
  • Murphy says order explicitly allows gatherings of 100+ people for First Amendment-protected activities - including protests or religious services.
  • Murphy anticipates raising non-protest/non-religious activity limit to 250 people on June 22, 500 people on July 3. Says school districts should prepare a 500-person limit by when graduations can resume July 6.
  • The order authorizes the opening of pools on June 22
  • The order authorizes outdoor recreational/entertainment businesses that were closed, except amusement parks, water parks and arcade
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