New Jersey COVID-19 Restrictions Ease for Businesses

By Amaya Morales

Managing Editor

In today’s update, we will talk about restrictions being loosened as New Jersey increases capacity for indoor recreational businesses.

The state increased its indoor capacity limit from 25% to 35% on Friday morning at 8 am, ABC News reports.

This new order comes ahead of the Super Bowl weekend, and eliminates a previous order to close all businesses by 10 p.m, according to 

A recent decline in positive COVID-19 cases and hospitalization have also played a role in this decision, according to

Gov. Phil Murphy also announced an indoor gathering limit for religious ceremonies and services, wedding ceremonies, political activities and memorial services will also be increased to 35% with 150 people maximum, according to

COVID-19 Numbers

As of this morning, there was an increase of 4,228 positive COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, 505 of those cases were in Bergen County. 

Sat. 2/6/2021  Fri. 2/5/2021
New Jersey713,000709,096
Bergen County69,40768,542

*Numbers according to Google Statistics

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The new increase in capacity is applicable to other businesses as well.

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