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COVID Holiday Gatherings Recommendations for Pregnancy in NJ

Last Updated: 10/29/2020 – State of New Jersey Recommendations. Our recommendations are below   NJ STATE RECOMMENDATIONS Gathering at events is not restriced, but the state of New Jersey Recommends the following guidelines.  

Indoor Gatherings

General indoor gatherings must be limited to 25 people or 25% of a room’s capacity — whichever number is lower. All attendees at indoor gatherings must wear face coverings and stay six feet apart. Indoor gatherings for weddings, funerals, or memorial services must be limited to 150 people or 25% of a room’s capacity — whichever number is lower. Indoor gatherings for religious and political activities protected under the First Amendment must be limited to 150 people or 25% of a room’s capacity — whichever number is lower. Indoor gatherings for entertainment centers where performances are viewed or given, including movie theaters, performing arts centers, and other concert venues, must be limited to 150 people or 25% of a room’s capacity — whichever number is lower.

Outdoor Gatherings

General outdoor gatherings must be limited to 500 people and social distancing must be practiced. This is remaining within 6 feet at all times There is no limit for outdoor gatherings for religious or political activities protected under the First Amendment.

Wear a mask, wash you hands and use safe social distancing of 6 feet or more as often as possible. Stay home if you are sick. You may be proteced at your job.

Masks are encouraged for all activies. 

You can Download the COVID Alert NJ App. The app is New Jersey’s free and secure mobile app that anonymously alerts users if they have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. COVID Alert NJ uses Bluetooth proximity technology, never records any identifying data, and all users will remain anonymous. Download the app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Safe Tips For Gatherings while pregnant

New Jersey cases are rising and we are advising our pregnant women to be extra cautious.  

Indoor gatherings pose more risk than outdoor gatherings. Host outdoor activities rather than indoor activities as much as possible. Limit your indoor holiday gatherings to 10 people or less whenever possible. When visiting with someone from out of state of the quarantine list, be sure they quarantine before coming in contact with you. Children, teens and young adults can potentially be higher risk speaders as they are often symptomatic and utilze social distancing less.  Consider having your family/friends tested for COVID before gathering together Ask anyone around you to to wear face coverings as much as possible. Wear a face mask yourslef, even if your family/friends are not. Utilize hand sanitizer and hand washing as much as possible Ask your friends and family about symtpoms and avoid contact with anyone symptomatic for COVID-like symptoms. Limit the number of people handling or serving food—for example, consider identifying one person to serve all food so that multiple people are not handling the serving utensils. Wash hands before serving or eating food. Use single-use hand towels or paper towels Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces and any shared items between use when feasible.

We understand that the holidays are going to be a difficlut itme this year with all of these recommendations. We advise that you to use your best judgement about when making decisions about where and with whom to spend your holidays. Our best advice is to be judicous and cautious about who you choose to spend time with, wear a mask whenever possible, and wash you hands.