Published report: Lakewood small wedding ceremonies put on hold during coronavirus pandemic

Lakewood is walking back on its plan to allow small wedding ceremonies during the coronavirus shutdown.

News 12 Staff

Apr 22, 2020, 11:28 AM

Updated 1,545 days ago

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Lakewood is walking back on its plan to allow small wedding ceremonies during the coronavirus shutdown.
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According to NJ.com, all ceremonies are now on hold, and police tell News 12 the potential venues are closed.
Mayor Raymond Coles earlier this week told News 12 he would allow small religious ceremonies, not civil, with only a bare minimum of people present. Up to 10 people would be allowed to attend – the bride and groom, their parents and a religious official. Coles also says the participants and guests would have to adhere to social distancing rules and wear masks.
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The ceremony was expected to be quick, and then the room would be disinfected once everyone leaves.
At the time, Ocean County and the state attorney general's office were not on board.
Multiple people have been charged in Lakewood for defying Gov. Phil Murphy’s ban on large gatherings over the past few weeks.
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