The New York Governor moved to relax his ban against group’s of any size anywhere assembling after he became aware of a lawsuit filed against his powers as Governor….Cuomo had moved to allow churches and religious gatherings in responses to Jewish and other Religious groups’ complaint that where unable to practice their religion….Once he did that?…He lost his argument for everyone else…
As in others states?
Protests have increased against Governor’s orders to restrict groups of people getting together…The groups of ten rule still requires social distancing…
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo dropped the state’s absolute ban on gatherings of any size Friday, issuing an executive order saying up to 10 people are now allowed to be together as long as they abide by other social distancing guidelines adopted during the coronavirus pandemic.
The order, issued on the eve of the Memorial Day weekend, represents one of the biggest steps yet the state has taken to loosen rules adopted in March that have barred anyone but essential workers from getting together unless they live in the same household.
It doesn’t necessarily pave the way for the backyard barbecues and group picnics that are a staple of the holiday. The order still requires people assembling to follow “social distancing protocols and cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the Department of Health.”
That means people still need to stay at least 6 feet away from other people, or wear a mask or face covering when they cannot maintain that distance in public.
New Jersey has adopted similar rules, allowing groups of up to 25 outdoors and indoor gatherings of up to 10 people.
Cuomo had earlier in the week signed an order allowing gatherings of as many as 10 people only for religious services and Memorial Day commemorations.
That restriction drew a lawsuit from the New York Civil Liberties Union, which said if it was safe to gather for the purpose of honoring veterans and holding religious ceremonies, the Constitution requires the same right be extended to people gathering for other reasons….
Under the new orders, groups of up to 10 people may gather in any region of the state, even those that have not been cleared to enter the first phase of reopening. But anyone choosing to do so must adhere to social distancing as well as the cleaning and disinfection protocols required by the state’s health department….
Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Philip D. Murphy of New Jersey said Friday that the state would allow outdoor crowds of up to 25 people and let campgrounds reopen.
“I’m proud we are able to take this step today and add a little more hope and optimism to the start of summer,” Mr. Murphy said.
Social distancing would still be required at outdoor get-togethers, which had been limited to 10 people, and at campgrounds. Face coverings are not required outside, but state officials recommend them….
One would assume that people can go IN food places , or ANY business instead of curbside if they choose up to ten….
Curbside service will continue I would assume…
Some businesses will NOT open with the 10 person allowance claiming they will not be able to make enough money….And some will flaunt the 10 person rule as some have done already…..