Murphy Tightens Limits On Indoor Gatherings Amid COVID Spike

Gov. Phil Murphy
Photo credit Thomas P. Costello/Asbury Park Press via Imagn Content Services, LLC
By WCBS Newsradio 880
Sign up for WCBS 880's daily newsletter for the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic.

TRENTON (WCBS 880) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday tightened restrictions on indoor gatherings, raising alarm over the growing number of coronavirus cases in the state.

In June, the governor allowed for indoor gatherings to begin again with a capacity of 25% of the building’s capacity, or a maximum of 100 people – whichever number was lower. 

On Monday, the governor said indoor gatherings are now limited to 25% of a room’s capacity, with a maximum of just 25 people, down from the previous 100. 

“To be clear, this tightening caps indoor house parties at 25 people – period,” Murphy said.