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.”
Hopatcong resident Maria Bell is charged by the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Newark office with one count of knowingly concealing the provision of material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization
“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.
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.
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.
“The fact that the Biden…transition team is being blocked out from being in those discussions is putting lives at risk,” said Gov. Phil Murphy. “You can’t just saunter in on Jan. 20 and pick up the playbook and execute it.”
The report, produced by Becchi’s campaign, cited first-hand accounts from 11 designated challengers is accompanied by photos and videos taken through windows of unsupervised ballot processing, unsecured and unsupervised ballot transportation, and multiple illegal election procedures.
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.
Starting Oct. 17, the state will restrict indoor gathering a maximum of 10 people. For outdoor gatherings, the capacity limit is being reset at 150 as of Oct. 23.