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Governor Murphy Eases Restrictions on Indoor Catered Events and Outdoor Gatherings

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On April 26, Governor Murphy announced that he will be easing restrictions on outdoor gathering limits and indoor catered events.

Effective May 10th, indoor room capacities for the following will increase to 50 percent with a maximum of 250 individuals:
  • Private Catered Events – including Weddings and School Proms
  • Political Events
  • Funerals
  • Memorial Services
  • Performances

Dance floors will be allowed to open at private catered events with masking and social distancing requirements in place. Dance floors at bars and other businesses such as nightclubs must remain closed at this time.

Governor Murphy also announced that effective May 10th, the general outdoor gathering limit will increase to 500 individuals and outdoor carnivals and fairs will be permitted to operate at 50 percent capacity, aligned with other amusement businesses.

The Governor noted that should the state's public health metrics continue to trend as they have been, he is hopeful to increase this limit again before Memorial Day.

Should you have any questions, please contact Hilary Chebra, Manager of Government Affairs at  
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