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     A Mother’s Legacy                                                                                 COMMUNITY UPDATE

                                                                                                       Governor Announces Loosened
                                                                                                       COVID-19 Restrictions
                                                                                                         Gov. Phil Murphy has announced the easing of
                                                                 This	Mother’s	Day	                    restrictions for a variety of activities and higher outdoor
                                                                 we	honor	moms	                        capacity limits, effective May 10. The changes, which
                                                                 who	are	no	longer	                    include higher outdoor gathering limits, higher large
                                                                                                       venue outdoor capacities, higher maximum capacities
                                                                 with	us	but	still	                    for private catered events, and more, come as COVID-19
                                                                                                       metrics are on the decline and as more New Jerseyans
                                                                 profoundly	shape	us.                  continue to receive COVID-19 vaccines.
                                                                                                         The changes include:
                                                                                                         Outdoor Gatherings: The outdoor gathering limit
                                                                 By Stephanie Farrell                  will be raised to 500 persons from 200 persons. COVID-
                                                                                                       19 metrics will continue to be evaluated with the hope
                                                                   My lilac bush is in bloom. One deep   of raising the limit again, perhaps considerably, prior to
                                                                 inhale and I feel my mom’s cheek nestled   Memorial Day.
                                                                 against mine.  —SF                      Large Venue Outdoor Capacity: Outdoor capacity
                                                                                                       limits will be raised to 50 percent capacity for venues
                                                                   Myriam Roman was “everybody’s       with 1,000 fixed seats or more. The current limit is 30
                                                                 Mama,” says her daughter Connie       percent capacity for venues with 2,500 fixed seats or
                                                                 Montero of Vineland. Myriam’s grand-  more. All attendees at these events are required to be six
                                                                 kids called her Mama, as did all of their   feet apart from other attendees, except that individuals
                                                                 friends and teammates. “Even Nina’s   who purchase or reserve tickets together may be seated
                                                                 college teammates called her Mama,”   together, but must be six feet away from all other groups
                                                                 Connie recalls. “My mother loved it. She   or individuals in all directions.
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