NJ outdoor gathering limit to be reduced to 25 people, indoor H.S. under new COVID-19 restrictions.

New Jersey’s outdoor gathering limit of 25 people and youth and high school indoor sports will be banned under the new COVID-19 ban until next year, the state government announced Monday as it continues to fight the second wave of coronavirus epidemics. NJ has learned advanced media.

The new outdoor gathering limit, below 150 people, will take effect next Monday, Dec December, at 6 p.m., according to two sources, who have direct knowledge of the decision but spoke on condition of anonymity because they are authorized to discuss in public. No. The matter.

It can affect various planned outdoor events during the holiday season.

Murphy reduced the outdoor gathering limit from 500 to 150 people by an executive order that took effect just a week ago. These restrictions included outdoor dining and exemptions for religious and political activities protected under the First Amendment.

The governor is expected to provide additional details about the new 25-person limit at an afternoon coronavirus briefing in Trenton on Monday.

The ban on indoor youth and high school sports will begin at 6 a.m. Friday and run until Jan. 2, sources said.

The order does not affect indoor collegiate or professional sports, sources said. But that means youth and high school basketball, l, ice hockey, swimming and other indoor sports will be put on hold.

Outdoor sports will still be allowed because the people needed for the game – athletes, coaches, referees and staff – will not count towards the limit, sources said. But viewers will be capped at 25.

High school football will not be affected as this season ended last week.

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Ahead of Thanksgiving weekend, Murphy reduced the indoor gathering limit from 25 to 10 earlier this month.

The latest bans come as coronavirus cases in New Jersey and hospital admissions have increased significantly in the weeks following the relevant lull this summer.

The seven-day average of new cases in New Jersey as of Sunday was 0,070 – 6.%% compared to a week ago and 1,176% compared to a month ago, although the growth rate has been slow in recent days.

After a three-week extension, Thaksin was admitted to hospital around the X-Giving holiday, but will remain at his highest level since May 22.

Officials have also warned that while the coronavirus vaccine is on the horizon, an epidemic will break out in the next few months as people spend more time indoors, especially during the winter holidays.

Murphy said the state is trying to use more “surgical” sanctions to combat the spread during the second wave. He also said his goal is to keep as many individuals as possible studying in schools, although many districts have been turned into all remote classes going on holidays.

Murphy did not refuse to give another statewide shutdown as he did during the first wave in the spring.

“He has to stay at the table,” Murphy said during an interview on Fox News on Sunday. “God willing, we are not.”

The good news, he added, is that there is a light of vaccines, especially at the end of the tunnel, but for the next two or three months we are in the fight of our lives.

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