TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy Tuesday, June 9 signed executive orders raising limits on outdoor and indoor gatherings and opening pools starting June 22, effectively lifting the stay at home order.

“With more of our businesses reopening, we are no longer requiring New Jerseyans to stay at home, but we are asking you to continue to be responsible and safe,” Murphy said. “These actions will put us even more firmly on our Road Back and complement the steps we’ve already taken to begin our restart and recovery.”

Under Executive Order No. 152, indoor gatherings are limited to 25% of room capacity or no more than 50 people. All attendees must wear face coverings, remain six feet apart and physical items may not be shared unless sanitized before and after uses.

Outdoor gatherings are limited to 100 people, under social distancing guidelines. Face coverings are required if social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

Additionally, available parking at state parks, forests and county and municipal parks may reopen to their full maximum capacity.

Under Executive Order No. 153, outdoor swimming pools can open 6 a.m. Monday, June 22 under guidelines to be issued by the Department of Health. Pool facilities can open for lifeguard training and lifeguard swimming lessons before June 22.

Outdoor recreational and entertainment businesses are permitted to reopen immediately, with the exception of amusement parks and water parks. Movies or concerts are subject to the restrictions on outdoor gatherings.

Public and private social clubs are permitted to reopen their outdoor operations, adhering to social distancing guidelines, including sanitizing all equipment before and after each use.

Paragraph 2 of Executive Order No. 107, which requires New Jersey residents to remain home with limited exceptions, is formally rescinded.  Working from home is still recommended.

For a copy of Executive Order No. 152, click here.

For a copy of Executive Order No. 153, click here.


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Nanette LoBiondo Galloway

Award winning journalist covering news, events and people of Atlantic County for more than 20 years.