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Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 187 on Monday (October 12), allowing the resumption of contact practices and competitions in indoor settings for organized sports.

The list of sports includes hockey, basketball, cheerleading, group dance, rugby, boxing, judo, karate, taekwondo, and wrestling.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been challenging for our student-athletes, support staff, and school communities,” said Governor Murphy. “After consulting stakeholders and medical experts, we have concluded that, with proper public health and safety protocols in place, indoor sports may now resume in a way that protects players, coaches, and staff.”    

All indoor practices and competitions are limited to 25% of the capacity of the room, but not more than 25 or less than 10 persons.

Facilities and participants must abide by a number of health and safety protocols outlined in the Department of Health’s “Guidance for Sports Activities.