Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that New Jersey is retightening the restriction on indoor gatherings, with exceptions for weddings, funerals and religious and political events.
Until further notice, indoor gatherings are now limited to 25% of a room’s capacity – with a maximum of 25 persons, down from 100.
“To be clear, this tightening caps indoor house parties at 25 people – period,” Murphy said..
He also announced that the statewide rate of transmission had climbed to 1.48. One month ago, the rate of transmission was 0.87.
“We believe that some of this increase is attributable to the number of indoor house parties we’ve been seeing across the state. Indoor gatherings are not safe,” Murphy said. “Until we begin to see the numbers of cases decrease – not just for one day, but over at least a 7-day trend – and our rate of transmission drop appreciably over a sustained period of time, these new restrictions on indoor gatherings will remain in place.”