If these restriction lifts keep progressing the way they are, it looks like we're all in for a fantastic summer.

New Jersey's Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that capacity restrictions have been updated once again. The new restrictions will take effect this Friday, April 2nd. The good news is, the state as a whole seems to be moving forwards, not backwards. NJ.com has reported that Murphy is passing new mandates that will loosen the current capacity restrictions on both indoor and outdoor gatherings.

Here's what you need to know:

For indoor gatherings, the capacity limit is still 25 people for personal and intimate get togethers. This, however, is not the case for places like music venues. Venues that can hold 2,500 people will now be permitted to increase their capacity from 10% to 20%. This means that for venues that hold 2.5k or more people, come Friday, they will be allowed to admit 10% more of their total capacity limit.

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Outdoor venues are about to luck out even more.

The new mandates also state that outdoor venues may bump up their capacity allowances from 15% of their total capacity to 30%. So, essentially, multiple venues throughout the state have effectively double their capacity allowance with the newest announcement from Murphy's camp.

This piece of information is pretty good news considering venues that hold 2,500 people weren't included in past mandates. Now, the state is deeming 2500+ venues as "large venues", according to NJ.com. There is still no cap on people attending religious or political events outdoors, not even weddings, as a matter of fact. This is, most likely, due to Murphy encouraging residents to get outside as much as possible and enjoy the nice weather that's soon coming our way.

You can check out all the stipulations HERE.

Source: NJ.com


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