NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 13: New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy exits the stage after speaking to supportres during a campaign event for Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and 2020 presidential candidate, on April 13, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. The New Jersey Senator and presidential hopeful is launching his Justice for All campaign tour.
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Gov. Murphy Increases Number Of People For Outdoor Gatherings In New Jersey

Here’s a bit of good news to kick off your Memorial Day weekend.

On Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order that increases the restriction on people gathering outdoors from 10 to 25. “If you’re looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for a Memorial Day cookout, you may do so, as long as social distancing and personal responsibility remain the order of the day,” he said.

The new 25-person limit includes outdoor recreational activities like batting cages, charter fishing and driving ranges that are now also permitted. Yet, indoor gatherings remain 10 people only.

This news come following the announcement of  the New Jersey’s beaches being reopened in time for Memorial Day weekend.

While you’re enjoying family, food and fun this weekend, please remember to be safe and practice social distancing.


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