A New York & New Jersey Update on the Coronavirus and the event industry

Recent news as of July 20, 2020:

New York Updated Information:

New York City has been cleared by global health experts to enter Phase Four of reopening without any additional indoor activity, such as malls and cultural institutions. Governor Cuomo has also partnered with New Jersey Governor Murphy and Connecticut Governor Lamont to create a joint travel advisory for individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19, requiring a quarantine for 14 days when visiting their states.  

Guidelines for gatherings in NY as of July 17, 2020:

Are only permitted if 10 or fewer people are in attendance in Phase One regions, 25 or fewer people are in attendance in Phases Two and Three regions, and 50 or fewer people are in attendance in Phase Four regions. See executive order: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-20245-continuing-temporary-suspension-and-modification-laws-relating-disaster-emergency?fbclid=IwAR3JnoA0MHIRz_0lVnT7tAuYG2jZBbsEdQLxrHTxSRu7uTzr9Y16SCA5-VQ

State Liquor Authority guidelines in phase 3 and 4: https://sla.ny.gov/phase3-guidelines-for-on-premises-licenses

NY Forward Food Service Guidelines: https://www.governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/Food_Services_Summary_Guidelines.pdf

New Jersey Updated Information:

Recent news involving indoor gatherings:

The reopening of indoor dining remains off the table after a planned date was scrapped, and movies and gyms remain closed indefinitely. Source: https://www.nj.com/coronavirus/2020/07/for-the-1st-time-since-may-nj-has-nothing-new-reopening-from-coronavirus-restrictions-this-week.html

Face coverings are now required in outdoor public spaces when social distancing is not practicable. Source: https://nj.gov/governor/index.shtml\

Recent news involving outdoor events July 2, 2020: The number of people allowed at outdoor gatherings in New Jersey rose from 250 to 500. Source:


No upcoming details for indoor events.