N.J. Outdoor Gathering Limits and Indoor Seating Set to Increase Friday

By Charles Elmo

Sports Writer

New Jersey outdoor gatherings and indoor seating are set to increase Friday for venues that hold more than 2,500 people, Gov. Phil Murphy announced in a press conference Monday.  

Outdoor gathering limits will increase from 25 to 200 people, while venues will be permitted to increase indoor seating capacity to 20% and outdoor capacity to 30%, according to NJ.com. 

“The reason we are increasing the outdoor limit is that as the weather is getting warmer, we are urging everyone to engage in social activities outside whenever possible,” Murphy told NJ.com. 

He announced the state has now surpassed 4 million COVID-19 vaccination doses with nearly 1.5 million people fully vaccinated, NJ.com continued. 

There are no caps on the number of people who can gather outdoors for religious or political activities, as well as funerals, memorial services and wedding ceremonies. 

With FDU announcing earlier this month that it will go forward with plans to hold commencement at MetLife Stadium this spring, the recent easing of restrictions at outdoor venues such as stadiums and arenas bodes well for the class of 2021. 

COVID-19 Numbers 

The following is the latest COVID-19 cases for yesterday and today. 

Tues. 3/30/2021Mon. 3/29/2021
New Jersey900,000897,000
Bergen County90,37690,006

*Numbers according to Google Statistics

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Art by Charles Elmo.