Trenton, NJ – During his daily coronavirus media briefing on Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he is signing an executive order that increases the number of people allowed at outdoor gatherings from 10 to 25, but with strict social distancing guidelines still in place. Murphy said the new directive on outdoor gatherings does not include dining. He also made it clear the 10-person limit for indoor gatherings remains unchanged. The governor added recreational campgrounds, both public and private, are open effective immediately.

“We are able to confidently make this decision today because of the hard work that we put in through social distancing to relieve the stresses on our healthcare system,” Murphy said.