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 revealed restrictions New Jerseyans faced earlier this year will be returning in the coming days.
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.
Gov. Phil Murphy declared the second wave of COVID-19 has arrived .
New Jersey legislators remain vigilant in their efforts to hold the Board of Public Utilities responsible in the aftermath of significant storms.
New Jersey would develop an infection prevention and control plan for the state’s nursing homes under proposed legislation.
State officials rolled out New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccination plan when one becomes available.
The New Jersey Health Department updated an executive directive approving the use of antigen testing, which would allow for indoor visitation at long-term care facilities in every phase.
Democratic nominee Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump, 53% to 39%, among registered voters in the new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.
The bill requires licensed facilities to maintain sufficient inventories of personal protective equipment (PPE). Supply requirements will depend on the number of facilities owned by a health system.
The petition called upon the public’s support to allow a bipartisan committee with subpoena power to investigate the COVID-19-related deaths at the facilities.
Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. questioned the launch of an federal investigation into COVID-19 deaths at long-term care facilities as being politically-motivated.
New Jersey added five states to its COVID-19 travel advisory
Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law four measures that lawmakers believe will improve long-term care facilities that were at the heart of the coronavirus pandemic.