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Governor Murphy Lifts Stay at Home Order; Provides New Guidelines for Gatherings

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On June 9, Governor Murphy announced he will be signing an Executive Order lifting the stay-at-home order effective immediately. 
Governor Murphy also announced he will be signing an Executive Order allowing, effective immediately, indoor gatherings to be permitted at 25 percent of a building’s capacity or 50 people - whichever number is lower. Social distancing standards and face coverings are required. In addition, the Executive Order will increase outdoor gatherings up 250 on June 22 and 500 on July 6. 

This Executive Order will not change the current limits on indoor dining. 
The Executive Order explicitly allows outdoor gatherings of more than 100 persons for First Amendment-protected outdoor activities, such as political protests or outdoor religious services
The Governor announced he anticipates being able to raise the limit on non-protest & non-religious activities to:
  • 250 people on June 22
  • 500 people on July 3
School districts planning graduations should prepare for a 500 person limit to be in place by the time graduations can resume on July 6.

Lastly, though not included in today's Executive Order, Governor's staff clarified that nail salons are permitted to open June 22.
The Executive Orders are not yet available, but will be shortly. Once posted you can find them by clicking here:
Please reach out to Hilary Chebra, Manager, Government Affairs, at if you have any questions. 

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