N.J. COVID updates: Most indoor capacity limits to end. Free beer for vaccine shots. Here’s the latest. (May 4, 2021)

Gov. Murphy announces easing of indoor capacity restrictions, May 3, 2021. Screenshot by Kevin Coughlin
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Gov. Phil Murphy announced additional steps Monday toward fully reopening New Jersey with more than 3.1 million people in the state fully vaccinated against the coronavirus and the number of new cases plummeting.

New Jersey will join New York and Connecticut in dropping fixed indoor capacity limits at restaurants, gyms, retail businesses and churches starting May 19 — though mask and social distancing regulations will remain.

Requiring people to be six feet apart as suggested by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control means that some businesses still won’t be able to operate at 100 percent capacity, th…

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