MILLBURN, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday 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 Governor announced the signing of two Executive Orders: Effective at 1 p.m. Tuesday, the stay-at-home order has been lifted. Social distancing and face masks must continue. Also, gathering numbers for indoor and outdoor activities have been expanded with continued social distancing and face masks.

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.

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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 at his daily press briefing Tuesday. "This sets the stage for the road to come."