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Gov. Murphy Announces Large Stadiums, Arenas May Reopen To Fans Next Week

NEW JERSEY (CBSNewYork) -- Gov. Phil Murphy has given the green light to fans to head back into New Jersey's stadiums and arenas.

Murphy said venues with capacities of 5,000 or more can reopen starting March 1.

Rapid COVID testing will not be required, Murphy said.

"Indoors, it will be at 10% capacity. Outdoors it will be 15%. Facial coverings, social distancing," said Murphy.  "If you buy your tickets together, you can sit together. But otherwise, we've got to stay away from each other."

Watch Gov. Murphy's 2/22 Coronavirus Update In New Jersey --

The New Jersey Devils, who play the New York Islanders at the Prudential Center on March 2, said the team will release ticket information later on Monday.

The New York Jets and New York Giants released a statement saying, "As the months go on, we are hopeful that the data will continue to be positive and the number of people allowed into MetLife Stadium will steadily increase."

The governor made another announcement Monday, saying parents may attend college sporting events to watch their kids.

Houses of worship may now operate at 50% capacity in New Jersey, too.

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