For the first three days of 2021, 14,682 new COVID-19 cases and 166 deaths connected to the coronavirus were reported.
State officials reported a six-month high of 3,877 of positive coronavirus tests Nov. 10.
Gov. Phil Murphy announced that veterans homes in New Jersey will get federal reinforcement in regards to staffing days after a shake up at New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.
Reps. Josh Gottheimer and Bill Pascrell, who have push for investigation into the actions of long-term care facilities since April, said they were encouraged that State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is looking for answers.
Reps. Bill Pascrell, Jr. and Josh Gottheimer are demanding the resignation of Matthew Schottlander, chief executive officer of the state-run New Jersey Veterans Home in Paramus (NJVHP).
State officials defended their actions as criticisms intensified on the way New Jersey handled the outbreak of the coronavirus in long-term care facilities.
Rep. Josh Gottheimer is an original cosponsor of legislation to create strike teams of clinical and non-clinical staff to provide immediate support to long-term care facilities, experiencing outbreaks of COVID-19.
Beaches on the Jersey Shore and lake communities will open the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend, May 22.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) pledged to support New Jersey nursing homes by assigning additional medical personnel via clinical staffing support teams, following Rep. Josh Gottheimer’s efforts to bolster medical care at the facilities.
U.S. Congress members from North Jersey, lead by Rep. Josh Gottheimer, want to know why the Garden State was denied a request for additional medical personnel to help combat outbreaks in long-term care facilities.
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to hit long-term care facilities the hardest in North Jersey, Rep. Josh Gottheimer is urging “in the strongest possible terms” for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to provide more help.
Reps. Josh Gottheimer and Bill Pascrell want the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General Michael Missal to open a federal investigation into how conditions at NJVHP resulted in the deaths of 13 veterans and 29 residents along with 17 staff testing positive for COVID-19 as of April 10.