New Jersey state officials have unveiled steps for nursing homes and long-term care facilities to safely reopen to visitors and resume normal activities.
Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order permitting resumption of non-essential construction, curbside pickup at non-essential retail businesses, and gatherings in cars.
State Health Commission Judy Persichilli stated the state is now tracking seven more cases of Kawasaki disease, bringing the state total to 30 as of May 13.
Gov. Phil Murphy took the state’s case for federal aid needed as a result of the COVID-19 crisis directly to President Donald Trump on April 30. The governor said in an Oval Office meeting with the President that the coronavirus could cost the state up to $30 billion, and federal aid was needed to make up for the losses.
Twenty-two days after announcing their closing, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order reopening parks and golf courses around the state. The order will take effect at sunrise on May 2 with social distancing continuing to be mandated.
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.
New Jersey officials used charts to show data they say proves their stay-at-home actions are the flattening curve of COVID-19 cases in the state, including those for new cases, deaths and hospitalizations.
“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.
In an executive order, new rules and restrictions for public transportation will go into effect April 13 to increase social distancing that Gov. Phil Murphy has repeatedly said it is the best way to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Gov. Phil Murphy reported a second straight day of “good early signs,” including the infection rate slowing down in the hardest hit county in New Jersey, while procuring new rapid testing machines for the state.
State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli expects the peak COVID-19 to hit in the next couple of days, with 14,400 people hospitalized with confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases. That would be nearly double the current amount of New Jersey patients in the hospital with 2,280 patients projected to need critical care.
For the first time since the residents of New Jersey were ordered to stay at home, Gov. Phil Murphy provided evidence the tactics employed by
Two North Jersey politicians placed themselves in self quarantine on March 24 as the number of residents affected by COVID-19 continues to climb. Rep. Josh
Malls throughout New Jersey were ordered closed by Gov. Phil Murphy as part of the state’s aggressive social distancing measures. “Today is day one of