April 26, 2021
Today, Governor Murphy held a press conference to make important announcements that included updates to current COVID-19 restrictions. As vaccinations increase and hospitalizations continue to trend downward the following restrictions are relaxed effective May 10, 2021.
- 50% of maximum capacity up to 250 individuals for private catering, proms and weddings, memorial services, political events, funerals, performances.
- Dance floors at closed and closely supervised events such as proms and weddings can resume as long as masking and social distancing is in effect. Dancing continues to be prohibited at bars, nightclubs, etc.
- Indoor religious events remain at 50% of capacity with no maximum number.
- Increased to 500 with an expectation to greatly increase before Memorial Day.
- The definition of ‘large venue’ has been reduced to 1000 or more fixed seats and capacity increases to 50% with 6 feet of distance between seated groups.
- Outdoor Amusement Businesses (carnivals and fairs) will be at 50% capacity to align with other amusement businesses.
- CDC is currently reviewing guidelines and NJ will be prepared to relax guidelines accordingly should CDC move that direction.
- Prom and graduation guidance will be issued later today by the NJ Department of Education.
- Day and overnight camp guidance will be issued within the next few days.
New Jersey residents are still encouraged to engage in outdoor activities wherever possible. The policy on outdoor masking remains the same. If you cannot socially distance outside, wear your mask. Inside, masks remain required. Indoor dining remains at 50% capacity.
- As of this this morning 6,661,861 total vaccine doses have been administered and 2,819,226 New Jersey residents have been fully vaccinated. This is 60% to the state goal of 4.7 million fully vaccinated adults by June 30.
- The FDA and CDC have lifted the pause on J&J vaccinations.
- Marlboro Township continues our partnership with CentraState hospital to assist our residents age 16 and older in getting vaccinated. For details and the form to register, please click HERE.
- For more on the COVID-19 vaccine locations throughout the state visit https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine
SCHOOL UPDATE (throughout the State) Public, charter, renaissance, schools for students with disabilities.
- 246 schools open for all in person
- 470 schools are hybrid
- 47 all remote
- 48 using a combination across their buildings
Please continue to get vaccinated, mask when social distancing is not possible, keep practicing good hygiene and we will get through this together.
Yours in Community,
Mayor Jon Hornik