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Gov. Murphy Bans Indoor Youth Sports

Corey Matthews

via NJ.com

N.J. ban on indoor youth, high school indoor sports starts today. Here are the rules.
Updated Dec 05, 2020; Posted Dec 05, 2020

By Matt Arco | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com and Brent Johnson | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest coronavirus restrictions take effect Saturday with the suspension of all indoor organized sports at the youth, high school, and adult recreational levels in New Jersey for at least four weeks to help combat the second wave of the outbreak.

The ban applies to both games and practices and lasts until at least Jan. 2.
Murphy announced the “full and complete pause” on indoor sports earlier in the week. It doesn’t apply to college and professional sports.

The executive order will apply to sports like basketball, ice hockey, and swimming — including club and travel teams.

Most high school sports had already been pushed back to January. But it would affect high school ice hockey, which was slated to begin practice in the middle of this month.

The order also doesn’t limit private sport-related classes, such as swim, dance, and gymnastic lessons or training sessions. But the lessons would still need to adhere to the state’s current 10-person limit on indoor gatherings and it doesn’t allow organized teams to hold a practice or competition.

“There have been numerous confirmed outbreaks amongst teams in New Jersey that are believed to be associated with participation in sports activities, including non-contact sports activities,” the executive order says. “The restart of other similar indoor activities, such as exercise classes at gyms, have not been linked to any significant confirmed outbreaks.”

There have been at least 28 outbreaks in New Jersey tied to indoor sports, affecting 170 people, Murphy said earlier in the week. Of those, 20 outbreaks and 100 cases have been tied to youth hockey.

The order says the risk with indoor sports extends beyond practices or games, and includes athletes congregating on benches, on the sidelines or in locker rooms.

The order also says college and professional teams are exempt because they can set up more comprehensive safety protocols, including limiting outside activities, establishing widespread testing, and requiring athletes to reside in a specific place.

The new rules are the latest round of recent restrictions Murphy has ordered since the state has been hit by a second wave of the pandemic.

Last month, the governor ordered bars and restaurants in New Jersey to close indoor service every day at 10 p.m. He also banned all seating at indoor bars and gave counties and municipalities the authority to order nonessential businesses to close at 8 p.m.

Murphy also ordered the suspension of all interstate indoor youth sports.

Outdoor gatherings in New Jersey will be limited to 25 people — down from 150 — beginning on Monday.