Murphy said venues with capacities of 5,000 or more can reopen starting March 1.READ MORE: Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, Paul Simon And More: Full Lineup Revealed For 'We Love New York City: The Homecoming Concert' In Central Park
Rapid COVID testing will not be required, Murphy said.
☑️Effective March 1st, sports and entertainment venues with a fixed-seating capacity of over 5,000 people may open for spectators – 10% capacity for indoor venues and 15% capacity for outdoor venues
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) February 22, 2021
“Indoors, it will be at 10% capacity. Outdoors it will be 15%. Facial coverings, social distancing,” said Murphy. “If you buy your tickets together, you can sit together. But otherwise, we’ve got to stay away from each other.”
— New Jersey Devils (@NJDevils) February 22, 2021
The New York Jets and New York Giants released a statement saying, “As the months go on, we are hopeful that the data will continue to be positive and the number of people allowed into MetLife Stadium will steadily increase.”
— New York Jets (@nyjets) February 22, 2021
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Houses of worship may now operate at 50% capacity in New Jersey, too.