Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that all indoor high school and youth sports will be banned until Jan. 2 and he is drastically limiting the maximum number of people who can gather outside to 25.
The 25-person outdoor limit will take effect Monday Dec. 7. The restriction was made as the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic grips New Jersey, and colder weather forcing people inside has made the risk of infections more likely. Indoor private gatherings in New Jersey are currently limited to just 10 people maximum.
Starting Saturday at 6 a.m., all indoor high school sports and youth sports will be suspended until at least Jan. 2. This means no high school or youth basketball, indoor ice hockey, wrestling, swimming or any other indoor sports.