Governor Increases Outdoor Capacity Limits
In Executive Order #161, Governor Murphy announces an increase in outdoor capacity limits to 500.
Full Executive Order
NOW, THEREFORE, I, PHILIP D. MURPHY, Governor of the State of
New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the
Constitution and by the Statutes of this State, do hereby ORDER and
1. Paragraph 2(a) of Executive Order No. 152 (2020) is hereby
superseded and the number of individuals at outdoor gatherings shall
be limited to 500 persons or fewer. All other requirements for
outdoor gatherings contained in Paragraph 2 of Executive Order No. 152
(2020) shall remain in effect, including the provision in Paragraph
2(f) that states that an outdoor gathering that is a religious service
or political activity, such as a protest, is not required to comply
with the numerical limit on persons. Paragraph 2 of Executive Order
No. 156 (2020) is hereby rescinded.
2. Any requirements in any Executive Order, Administrative
Order, or agency directive that incorporated by reference the limits
on gatherings in Executive Order Nos. 107, 142, 148, 152, and/or 156
(2020) are hereby amended to reflect the rules on gatherings stated
in this Order.
3. The State Director of Emergency Management, who is the
Superintendent of State Police, shall have the discretion to make
additions, amendments, clarifications, exceptions, and exclusions to
the terms of this Order.
4. It shall be the duty of every person or entity in this
State or doing business in this State and of the members of the
governing body and every official, employee, or agent of every
political subdivision in this State and of each member of all other
governmental bodies, agencies, and authorities in this State of any
nature whatsoever, to cooperate fully in all matters concerning this
Order, and to cooperate fully with Administrative Orders issued
pursuant to this Order.
5. No municipality, county, or any other agency or political
subdivision of this State shall enact or enforce any order, rule,
regulation, ordinance, or resolution which will or might in any way
conflict with any of the provisions of this Order, or which will or
might in any way interfere with or impede its achievement.
6. Penalties for violations of this Order may be imposed
under, among other statutes, N.J.S.A. App. A:9-49 and -50.
7. This Order shall take effect at 6:00 a.m. on Friday,
July 3, 2020, and shall remain in effect until revoked or modified
by the Governor, who shall consult with the Commissioner of DOH as