TRENTON, NJ — The number of people allowed to gather outdoors in New Jersey will be reduced to 25, and indoor youth sports will be prohibited until 2021 in the state, according to a report published by NBC 10 Philadelphia on Monday.
The latest sweeping restrictions coming from Governor Phil Murphy would cut the outdoor gathering limits from the current 150 people to 25, a source told News 4 New York. Just two weeks ago, that outdoor gathering limit was 500, before the Governor slashed it to 150 beginning Nov. 23.
Murphy tweeted ,"BREAKING: We are RETIGHTENING the limit on outdoor gatherings to 25 individuals – effective 6:00 AM on December 7th.
☑️Religious or political activities
Outdoor dining is UNAFFECTED by this announcement."
And "NEW: All indoor youth and adult sports are being placed on a full pause – effective 6:00 AM on December 5th through January 2nd, 2021.
We’re seeing outbreaks related to indoor sports, and this will help slow the spread.
Only exceptions: collegiate-level and professional teams."
While indoor sports would be banned for school-aged kids from graded K-12, outdoor sports would be allowed to continue. The indoor sports ban would go into effect Friday, Dec. 4.