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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco: Murphy Should Eliminate Outdoor Gathering Restrictions in Advance of Graduations

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco called on Governor Phil Murphy to eliminate inconsistent outdoor gathering restrictions in advance of upcoming high school and college graduations.

Sen. Tony Bucco called on Gov. Phil Murphy to eliminate inconsistent outdoor gathering restrictions in advance of upcoming high school and college graduations. (©iStock)

“It makes no sense that many outdoor events continue to be limited to 200 people while a few select others have no limits at all,” said Bucco (R-25). “If Governor Murphy thinks the science supports not having gathering limits for weddings or funerals, the same science should apply to all types of outdoor events, including graduations. The coronavirus doesn’t know the difference.”

Under the governor’s current executive orders, general outdoor gatherings, including graduation ceremonies, must be limited to 200 people and social distancing must be practiced.

There is no limit for outdoor gatherings for wedding ceremonies, wedding receptions, funerals, memorial services, religious activities, or political activities.

“People find Governor Murphy’s inconsistent executive orders to be incredibly frustrating, and rightfully so,” added Bucco. “Before another graduation season is ruined with unnecessary restrictions, Governor Murphy should lift the outdoor gathering limits for everyone.”

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