By CBS3 Staff

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and health officials are urging people to limit their New Year’s celebrations this year amid the pandemic.

“We urge you to keep it to a small gathering of only your immediate household. This is not the year for a wild New Year’s Eve party, I hope that year comes again soon. Even Times Square in New York City will be empty,” Murphy said.

Gov. Murphy also said that the state is seeing improvement in some of the numbers out of hospitals, but that it’s unclear right now if it’s a trend.

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