“This is a really, really big week. It’s almost an inflection point,” said Gov. Phil Murphy. “We’ve just got to find a way, folks, to both respect (the holidays) but do it responsibly.”
Gov. Phil Murphy put the onus on Republicans in the U.S. Senate to help small businesses hurting because of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey.
Even as the state’s health commissioner is warning against large family gatherings, New Jersey’s Department of Health provided guidelines to long-term care facilities on visitation policies for the holidays.
Gov. Phil Murphy announced new gathering restrictions aimed at reducing the coronavirus second wave.
Starting Oct. 17, the state will restrict indoor gathering a maximum of 10 people. For outdoor gatherings, the capacity limit is being reset at 150 as of Oct. 23.
State officials gave their most detailed look behind the reasons they placed restrictions on youth sports and indoor dining in the last week.
State Sen. Kristin Corrado and Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips introduced legislation to exempt masks from New Jersey’s sales tax.
Gov. Phil Murphy revealed restrictions New Jerseyans faced earlier this year will be returning in the coming days.
The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations passed over 1,000 for the first time since July in New Jersey.
“I’m frustrated by the contact tracing piece,” said Murphy. “I still think this is a lot of parents trying to protect their kids.”
An FDU Poll recently found New Jerseyans seem less confident in the safety of a potential coronavirus vaccine.
Test results announced on Oct. 17 and 18 by state officials reported 2,240 new cases total—958 on Saturday and 1,282 on Sunday.
State officials want New Jerseyans home for the holidays—and in as small of a group as possible due to increased cases of the coronavirus in the Garden State.
State officials want New Jerseyans home for the holidays—and in as small of a group as possible.