New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said he is looking at allowing for larger indoor services in houses of worship by June 12 as the state eases restrictions put in place to fight the coronavirus, The Hill reports.
Murphy told reporters during his daily briefing that he is inching closer to relaxing restrictions on churches and other houses of worship dependent on incoming data, though he did not provide any specifics as to how many people would be allowed in the spaces at one time.
“Our houses of worship are cornerstones of our communities — often rooted in historical and cultural tradition,” he added. “We want them to be strong, and safe. This is especially meaningful in our communities of color, which have been hit particularly hard.” Read more.