Legislation to expand an existing “bridge year” program across the state was signed into law, giving graduating high school seniors from the classes of 2021 and 2022 the ability to defer graduation to participate in a bridge year immediately after their senior year.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed three executive orders, including the return of the flag to full staff in time for the July 4th holiday.
State officials gave an overview of what higher learning institutions will need to do to open this summer and fall in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
State officials walked through the framework for the contact tracing program New Jersey’s Department of Health will be charged with implementing in the coming weeks
Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily briefing on June 9 that he will sign an executive order rescinding his stay-at-home order in effect since March 21 due to the coronavirus. Additionally, the governor expanded the limits of indoor gathering while announcing a gradual increase of outdoor gathering through the beginning of July.
Gov. Phil Murphy said the arrangements for non-essential stores would follow those in use by essential retail since April 8.
Outdoor school graduations in New Jersey following social distancing rules necessitated by COVID-19 will be allowed starting July 6.
New Jersey loosened restrictions on the number of people allowed at outdoor gatherings and activities May 22.
The call for high school graduation ceremonies continues to grow louder in North Jersey after the Waldwick Board of Education approved a measure to file a lawsuit for in-person graduation ceremony.
Though state officials recently announced in-person graduation ceremonies would be prohibited due to the COVID-19 crisis, Gov. Phil Murphy offered some hope traditional commencements could happen.
Gov. Phil Murphy attacked GOP politicians looking to curtail aid to New Jersey, singling out Senate Majority Leader Sen Mitch McConnell by name.
New Jersey schools will remain closed the rest of the year. Gov. Phil Murphy made the announcement May 4, citing the need to “protect the health of our children, our educators, and their families. Guided by safety and science, this is the best course of action.”
“The north has seen its peak (in hospitalizations) and it’s now coming to the central and south” tiers of the state, said Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli.
In what he considers one of the few pockets left before ordering a full lockdown, Gov. Phil Murphy ordered all state and county parks closed