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.
“We’re taking steps today to mitigate the current increasing rate of spread,” said Murphy at a press briefing Nov. 9. “The last thing I want to do is shut our economy back down. Thankfully, we’re not at that point.”
New Jersey’s health commissioner estimates the peak of the second wave will hit New Jersey during the first three months of 2021.
“When we get 1,301 cases in one day, we know that we are still in the fight,” added Gov. Phil Murphy.
New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said officials continuously review state data of different populations in the state and “continues to be concerned about the transmission of the virus among young individuals.”
State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli shared an overview of various treatments being used on patients with coronavirus, which, depending on the severity of their condition, range from steroids to convalescent plasma therapy.
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.”
State officials showed a new metric showcasing the progress New Jersey has made in battling the spread of the coronavirus to a level it is low enough to safely reopen the state.
Gov. Phil Murphy announced New Jersey is entering Phase 2 of its Road Back plan featuring the opening of outdoor dining, hair salons, indoor retail, gyms and health clubs.
The governor unveiled a multi-stage approach to restarting, guided by the Governor’s Restart and Recovery Commission and complementary Advisory Councils.