“I look at that Portobello restaurant and my jaw drops as oblivious everybody is not doing the right thing,” said Murphy.
Additionally, the state reported 4,661 news cases and 90 confirmed deaths on Dec. 1.
Gov. Phil Murphy announced more surgical restrictions to sports, outdoor gathering and long-term care facilities in an attempt to control the spread of the coronavirus.
Additionally, over 7,500 new infections and 37 new deaths were reported in New Jersey over the weekend.
Additionally, the state reported 4,100 total new cases Nov. 27 and 19 newly confirmed deaths, bringing that total to 15,113.
“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.”
State officials expressed hope the coronavirus vaccines will arrive in New Jersey in the next month
“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.
New Jersey’s Republican leadership called for a special legislative session that would be focused on protecting the state’s industries in the face of a second wave of COVID-19.
Former Gov. Chris Christie said the election was over and President Donald Trump lost to Joe Biden.
But Gov. Phil Murphy continues his plea for residents to cooperate with contact tracers.
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.
New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association created a new season for swimming and track & field and moved wrestling into season 3.
A report of voter irregularities in Essex County by Rosemary Becchi in her race against Rep. Mikie Sherrill resulted in a spirited back and forth between the two camps.