“The early news of the effectiveness of these vaccines means that there may be light at the end of the tunnel,” said New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli.
Gov. Phil Murphy announced new gathering restrictions aimed at reducing the coronavirus second wave.
Gov. Phil Murphy called the new COVID-19 cases announced “devastating” as the state’s health commissioner expects the daily New Jersey count in the thousands to be the new norm for the foreseeable future.
New Jersey will receive nearly 2.6 million COVID-19 rapid tests officials say will “significantly” scale up New Jersey’s testing capabilities.
New Jersey will distribute $37 million in federal money to 12 counties, including Morris, Sussex and Warren, initial ineligible for CARES Act money to combat the coronavirus.
With oversized house parties causing coronavirus flare ups around New Jersey, state officials pleaded with parents and young adults to follow COVID-19 protocols.
Expanded testing, mental health support for frontline healthcare workers and grants to help long-term care facilities are among the recommendations made by Rep. Mikie Sherrill’s The COVID-19 Regional Recovery Task Force.