COVID-19: As Of 4-2-21, NJ Expands Outdoor Gathering Numbers And Indoor Seating Capacity For Large Venues – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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COVID-19: As Of 4-2-21, NJ Expands Outdoor Gathering Numbers And Indoor Seating Capacity For Large Venues

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Earlier today on 3-30-21, NJ Governor Phil Murphy
signed Executive Order No. 234, which
will increase outdoor gathering
 and increase capacity for seated
events at large venues
. The Order also clarifies indoor
capacity limits for banquet halls and similar venues.

Executive Order No. 234 enables the following changes
on Friday, April 2, at 6:00 a.m.:

Outdoor Gatherings:

The general outdoor gathering limit will increase
from 50 people to 200 people.

Outdoor gatherings that are religious services or
ceremonies, political events, weddings, funerals, or memorial
 will continue to not have any

College and youth sporting events will be
permitted up to 200 spectators if the
outdoor venue can accommodate appropriate social distancing.

Large Venues:

Venues, including sports and entertainment venues, with
seating capacity of 2,500 or more will be permitted
to host events at 20% capacity indoors and 30% capacity
. The capacity limits will continue to exclude
participants, such as athletes and performers, and staff, such as
coaches and ushers.

Facilities that host such events must ensure that all attendees
at the event remain six feet apart from
other attendees, except those individuals who purchase or reserve
tickets together may be seated together. Attendees will also be
required to wear masks within the facility, except when eating or

Catered Events:

The Order also clarifies that banquet halls and similar dining
establishments and venues that use a licensed
 can host indoor celebrations and other
private catered events at 35% of the room’s
capacity, up to 150 persons

Indoor Gatherings:

The general indoor gathering
 will remain at 25

Indoor gatherings that currently have a higher limit –
religious services or ceremonies, political events, weddings,
funerals, memorial services, or performances – will remain

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