TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy used part of his Wednesday press briefing to clarify Monday’s Executive Order on the resumption of contact drills and practices for high-risk sports and activities.

“All contact activities can only be conducted outside,” the governor said.

Yoga and pilates studios, which are not licensed health clubs, fall under the definition of “indoor recreation.”

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“They can only open to 25% of capacity, must observe social distancing, and all participants and instructors must be masked,” Murphy said. “Facilities that are licensed health clubs can only open their indoor areas for 1-on-1, individualized training.”

Martial arts studios, which are classified as indoor recreational facilities, may conduct non-contact classes inside at a maximum of 25% capacity, so long as everyone is masked and social distancing. No contact drills or sparring while indoors.

“We know everyone wants to get back to their old workout routines, but outdoor activities are safer than indoor activities,” Murphy said.

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