Message from Scott L. Forman and Steven Fox, Co-Presidents

Updated COVID-19 Release: March 2021

State Updates

  • OUTDOOR
    • General outdoor gatherings must be limited to 50 people and social distancing must be practiced. At 6 a.m. on Friday, April 2, the general outdoor gathering limit will increase to 200 people.
    • There is no limit for outdoor gatherings for wedding ceremonies, funerals, memorial services, religious activities, or political activities.
    • Outdoor wedding receptions are limited to 150 individuals. Learn more.
    • Outdoor sports practices and competitions may exceed the general outdoor gathering limit under specific exceptions, described in this article.
    • Outdoor performances at outdoor entertainment centers, including movie theaters, performing arts centers, and other concert venues, are limited to a number that ensures that all people can remain six feet apart, but no more than 150 people. Outdoor performances in an outside area adjacent to an indoor entertainment centers must be limited to 35 percent of the facility’s indoor capacity, but no more than 150 people, not including staff.
    • Large venues, including sports and entertainment venues, with a fixed seating capacity of 5,000 or more may host events at 15 percent capacity outdoors; the 15 percent capacity limit excludes participants, such as athletes and performers, and staff, such as coaches and ushers, but include patrons and other members of the public. At 6 a.m. on Friday, April 2nd, venues with a seating capacity of 2,500 or more will be permitted to host events at 30 percent capacity outdoors.

     

    INDOOR

    • General indoor gatherings must be limited to 25 people. All attendees at indoor gatherings must wear face coverings and stay six feet apart.

    Indoor wedding receptions are capped at 35 percent of the room’s indoor capacity, but no more than 150 individuals. Learn more. At 6 a.m. on Friday, April 2nd, this limit will also apply to all indoor private catered events at dining establishments or at businesses that work with licensed caterers.

Federal Updates

  • American Rescue Plan was passed by Congress and the President is expected to sign it.
    • US Chamber provided highlights of what’s in the package.
    • US Chamber and National Restaurant Association is hosting a webinar on Friday.
    • Senators Menendez and Booker issued a press release with the breakdown of federal funds that NJ is expected to receive.

 

 

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