Government

May 11, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has launched a new COVID-19 dashboard that includes the percentages of adults in each municipality who have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine and those who are fully vaccinated. The Vaccine Overview on the dashboard provides a breakdown by county with ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages ...

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TRENTON, NJ - NJ Gov. Phil Murphy remembered and recognized retired Madison Public Health Nurse Mary Flood during the Monday, May 10 press conference.  During the conference, Murphy paused to remember NJ residents who succumbed to COVID-19. Today Murphy said:  We remember Mary ...

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TRENTON, NJ – To discourage the use of hazing as part of organizations' initiation ceremonies on college campuses, a bill sponsored by Assemblymembers Carol Murphy, Louis Greenwald and Roy Freiman seeks to preempt the return of hazing to New Jersey schools by upgrading the charges for this ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Murphy reported during his COVID briefing on Wednesday that effective May 19, the state will lift the prohibition on interstate indoor youth competitions. Additionally, he said that only 16 school districts are still all remote.  "We continue to work to see every school ...

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NEW JERSEY - New Jersey's"Shot and a Beer" program which encourages eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated has expanded.  Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose can take their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The program will end on ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Operation Jersey Summer, an effort to spur vaccinations in the state, during his COVID press briefing on Monday. "We are putting into overdrive our work to hit our initial target of 4.7 million vaccinated New Jerseyans by June 30," Murphy said. "We’re ...

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TRENTON, NJ - What a difference a weekend makes. Governor Murphy has begun a wide-ranging lift on COVID-19 restrictions in New Jersey according to his press conference today. He has been under tremendous pressure by elected officials across the state to reopen New Jersey. Presumptive Republican ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General ...

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NEWARK, NJ — New legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday will expand access to livable wages and affordable health care for Newark Liberty International Airport workers. The Healthy Terminals Act signed into law by Murphy creates new minimum wage and benefits requirements for certain ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Friday April 30 marked the end of the 13th month of the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Phil Murphy reported via Twitter on Friday that 6,991,176 total vaccine doses had been administered, and more than three million (3,011,118) New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated. Murphy ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy recognized May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in a statement issued May 1.  Official recognition of May as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month has been a part of the American tradition for more than 40 years. The idea of ...

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(TRENTON) - The Murphy Administration aims to expand access to in-demand psychiatric services by increasing the supply of trained professionals in the field. The Governor’s proposed FY2022 budget calls for $4 million to fund 10 four-year psychiatric residencies. In exchange, the residency ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey will not be changing its face mask mandate, despite new federal guidelines that establish new outdoor rules for people who have been fully vaccinated. What that means is people will still need to wear a mask outside unless they can maintain six feet of socially ...

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NEW JERSEY - The Center for Disease Control and Prevention have given updated guidance for  people who have are fully vaccinated against COVID. People who are fully vaccinated can start to do some things they stopped doing because of the pandemic, stated CDC officials. Walk, run or bike outdoors ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its masking guidance for fully vaccinated Americans on Tuesday, April 27. The new public health recommendations outlined instances in which fully vaccinated individuals can forgo wearing a mask. This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines ...

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Datasets from the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau were released Monday, indicating the resident U.S. population on April 1, 2020, was 331,449,281, up 22,703,743 from 308,745,538 ten years earlier; the number represents the total number of people residing in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted that he will make a major announcement regarding the state's reopening efforts at his Monday press briefing. The governor hinted last week that he would provide updated guidance on high school proms and graduations. “As our key metrics improve and our ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed bill A5405, which will direct $10 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund established under the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. This funding will be distributed to seven New ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has extended his executive powers for another 30 days by declaring a public health emergency in New Jersey for the 14th consecutive time. “Our vaccination program is expanding vigorously and quickly, but COVID-19 remains a threat to New Jerseyans,” said Murphy in ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Despite the side effects reported impacting some young women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the J&J vaccine should panic or worry."  The governor tried to quell fears as the CDC and FDA called for a pause ...

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Child care providers in Newark and throughout the state can apply for grants under legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. The legislation, sponsored by state Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz, provides $10 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for child care providers in need. “Child care ...

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Legislation is Part of a $100 Million Relief Package for New Jersey Small Businesses LONG BRANCH, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy today signed into law S-3521, which provides $15 million in federal COVID-19 relief aid for arts and cultural venues throughout New Jersey. The bill – sponsored by Senators ...

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NEW JERSEY - As of today, New Jersey has administered more than 5,141,870 vaccine doses, (3,275,611 with at least one dose and 2,030,971 fully vaccinated people).  In Morris County, the dashboard is showing that as of today, 361,635 doses of vaccines have been administered.  Effective April 19, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported progress in getting shots into arms as he presented a vaccine update during his press briefing Wednesday. He said that the state has administered 4,892,598 total doses and that 1,896,442 New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated. "We are now 40% to ...

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NEWARK, NJ — A quick look at a map shows that most of New Jersey's highly trafficked train lines lead to Newark. Recognizing this fact, Governor Phil Murphy came to Newark to say that he believes federal funds will soon be flowing to the Garden State through President Joe Biden's proposed $2 ...

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TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health today issued new COVID-19 travel guidance, which follow updated travel recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month. “While the pandemic is not over, our vaccination program and updated ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1. The state’s phased vaccination roll ...

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