Governor Announces Reduced Capacity for Indoor Gatherings

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(Camden, NJ) – With the spread of COVID-19 beginning to tick upward again in the Garden State, Governor Phil Murphy has ordered a reduction in capacity at indoor spaces such as stores, restaurants and private homes.


As of yesterday, Aug. 4, indoor gatherings in the state are limited to 25 percent of the room’s official capacity, but now with a maximum of 25 people allowed, regardless of the size of the room. This is a reduction from the previous maximum of 100 people. This adjustment to a 25-person maximum does not apply to funerals, weddings and other religious services. Under the order, any private residence – home or apartment – is calculated as a single room and subject to the 25-person maximum.


“We applaud Gov. Murphy for taking steps to promote more social distancing and slow the spread of this deadly virus before our hospitals start to fill again. Simply put, this is about saving lives, flattening the curve and protecting our most vulnerable residents,” said Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr.