“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.
The first bill requires minimum direct care staff-to-resident ratios in New Jersey long-term care facilities, while the second law mandates long-term care facilities to institute policies to prevent social isolation of residents.
As key health data continues to decline in New Jersey, incidents around the state show the uses of masks are still not where they should be, according to Gov. Phil Murphy.
With surgeries resuming May 26, the state’s Department of Health issued guidelines on the conditions for hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers to begin resuming elective surgeries.
On the day total COVID-19 deaths in the state passed 10,000, hospitals were told they will be able to begin returning to normal operations after Memorial Day.
“The industry does not have it within themselves to make the changes they need,” said Gov. Phil Murphy. “If they had, they would have done it already. I want to be definitive and unambiguous on that, and change will be coming.”
On the day the total cases of COVID-19 positive infections passed 100,000, state officials warned residents stay-at-home restrictions will remain until cases begin to slow more significantly.
“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.
Gov. Phil Murphy stated healthcare infrastructure in the region will need to be built up to include widespread in order to was stay at home guidelines.
New Jersey will be part of a seven state regional approach when it comes time to ease restrictions to restart the economy
New Jersey received a fourth shipment of protective medical gear from the federal government, which Gov. Phil Murphy said “in no way alleviates” the need