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Gov. Phil Murphy Eases COVID-19 Restrictions

By Charles Elmo

Sports Writer

Gov. Phil Murphy revealed a series of steps to gradually ease coronavirus restrictions with New Jersey’s numbers improving, according to NJ.com.

New Jersey’s size limit on outdoor gatherings will increase from 200 to 500 people in about two weeks, NJ.com reported. 

Capacity limits for large outdoor sports and entertainment venues will also rise to 50%, NJ.com continued. 

These changes will take effect May 10, according to NJ.com.

Murphy alluded to major news about the reopening process last week and is hinting at making further announcements in the coming weeks: if the state’s COVID-19 numbers continue to fall as more people get vaccinated. 

He noted that the state hopes to increase the limit “perhaps substantially” by Memorial Day, NJ.com continued. 

Bumping up the outdoor gathering limit will allow for larger graduation ceremonies for universities like FDU if they choose. 

The recent changes could also bode well for the attendance of spectators at FDU sporting events in the near future. 

COVID-19 Numbers 

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

Tues. 4/27/2021Mon. 4/26/2021
New Jersey989,000998,000
Bergen County 100,005100,000

*Numbers according to Google Statistics.

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