Old Bridge Township

Middlesex County, NJ

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7/2/2020 - Governor Increases Outdoor Capacity Limits

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 DIRECT:

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 Paragraph 2(a) of Executive Order No. 152 (2020) is hereby superseded and the number of individuals at outdoor gatherings shall be limited to 500 persons or fewer.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 Paragraph 2 of Executive Order No. 156 (2020) is hereby rescinded.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. 6

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 appropriate.