Murphy says outdoor gatherings of 25 are okay; indoor limits stays at 10

Nobody wants to catch the virus. But it's now okay to catch a fish, per an order of Gov. Murphy, May 22, 2020. Illustration by Kevin Crawford for


Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday said he will sign an executive order allowing outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people.  Indoor groups remain limited to a maximum of 10 persons.

The new 25-individual number does not apply to outdoor graduations or outdoor dining, reports NJTV.

Recreational campgrounds and batting cages may reopen, and charter- and fishing boats are allowed, too.

Murphy continues to urge the public to wear masks in public and to practice social distancing.

The governor also announced that public universities and colleges will share $68.8 million in federal CARES Act funding.

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