More than 400 school opening plans to address COVID-19 in New Jersey have been sent back to school districts in order to be revised.
New Jersey has reported its youngest fatality to date of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. According to State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli, officials “don’t know the primary cause of death at this time” for the 7-month-old baby and will continue looking into it.
The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) said the option of families choosing all-remote learning was a result of parents wanting that choice.
Gov. Phil Murphy, for the second time in as many days, attacked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s plan not to offer additional aid to states battling the COVID-19 crisis.
The New Jersey Department of Health released a directive allowing visits by appointment for pediatric, developmentally disabled and intellectually disabled residents of long-term care facilities.
As of 8 p.m. July 15, the 50% capacity limits on NJ Transit (NJT) and private-carrier buses, trains, light rail vehicles and Access Link vehicles is lifted
Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said as COVID-19 infections rise rapidly across the U.S., she wanted to “especially emphasize to our young people that they are not invincible or immune to COVID-19.”
Senate President Steve Sweeney and Gov. Phil Murphy announced a deal on July 10 allowing the state to borrow up to nearly $10 billion in order to help fix a budget deficit created by the COVID-19 crisis.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing on July 8 said masks are to be worn in outdoor public spaces when social distancing is not practicable.
Gov. Phil Murphy confirmed state officials are considering mandating face coverings in New Jersey. “We’re looking at outside masking as we speak,” said Murphy during his press briefing July 6.
State officials sounded the alarm about spread rates of COVID-19 beginning to grow again in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy revealed that the rate of transmission (Rt) was 1.03, compared with the 0.70 rate when the state began to reopen in June.
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.
The day before the state took its biggest step in reopening New Jersey, officials drove home the message for residents to keep up measures used in combating the coronavirus.
Individuals traveling to the state from 16 states with significant community spread of COVID-19 are being advised to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state.