TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has lifted the stay-at-home order that had been in effect since March 21 and expanded the number of people allowed in both indoor and outdoor gatherings.

The announcement came Tuesday during Murphy's daily press briefing. Social distancing and the use of face masks must continue. 

Indoors, people will be allowed to occupy up to 25 percent capacity of an area, or 50 people, whichever is less. Outdoors, the number of people allowed to gather has been increased from 25 to 100 people. That limit is likely to expand to 250 on June 22, then to 500 on July 3, Murphy indicated.

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Limits are exempt where people are exercising their First Amendment rights or where they are attending outdoor religious services. Outdoor recreation will be allowed to reopen at date forthcoming with social distancing and face masks, with these exceptions:

1.       NO waterparks
2.       NO playground equipment
3.       NO arcades
4.       NO amusement rides

"(This will) put us even more firmly on our road back," Murphy said. "This sets the stage for the road to come."

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