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Are churches and other houses of worship offering services? What are the social distancing requirements?

Last Updated: 04/13/2022

Yes, houses of worship can open for in-person services.

There is no numerical limit for indoor and outdoor gatherings including religious services and events.

In New Jersey, face masks are no longer required in most outdoor and indoor settings. The Department of Health recommends wearing a face mask whenever you have symptoms of COVID-19, tested positive, were recently exposed to someone with COVID-19, or live in a county with elevated or "high" COVID community levels.

NOTE: Social distancing, masking, and other safety measures are still required in high-risk congregate settings such as healthcare settings and correctional facilities.

Source: Governor's Remarks; Executive Order No. 239; Executive Order No. 242