NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 19: Democratic candidate Phil Murphy, who is running against Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno for the governor of New Jersey , speaks at a rally on October 19, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey. Murphy was later joined by former President Barack Obama This is Obama's first return to the campaign trail to stump for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in New Jersey and Virginia as they prepare for next month's elections.
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New Jersey Will Allow Schools To Have In-Person Graduations In July

Good news for the 2020 graduates!

New Jersey will allow schools to host outdoor in-person graduation ceremonies starting July 6, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday.

“Our goal is to give our students the sendoffs they richly deserve and which they have been working towards,” Murphy said at his daily COVID-19 press conference.

An update will be given this Wednesday to help schools safely organize ceremonies, “Given that some graduating classes may be too large to accommodate a crowd within the restrictions in place for outdoor gatherings, this guidance may require that multiple ceremonies be held across different times and even different days,” Murphy said.

He continued, “Certainly, these will be graduations unlike any others,” Murphy said. “The steps we are taking are necessary to ensure the health and safety of everyone in attendance, but we are equally as confident that no one will ever forget the way we celebrate the class of 2020.”

Congratulations to the entire class of 2020.

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