TRENTON, NJ -- At his daily COVID-19 press conference today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that the state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal will bring a lawsuit against the city government of Asbury Park.

"We've tried to work with the governing body of Asbury Park to resolve the issue of indoor dining," said Murphy. " 
Our rules are based on one principle – ensuring public health."

"Our transmission rate of #COVID19 has dropped to among the lowest in the country," the governor said. "Right now, the national news is reporting about other states witnessing spikes in COVID-19 cases and impacts – states which rushed to reopen. The foolhardiness of their actions is now being seen."

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The governor also released guidance on the reopening of the following personal care businesses, which may now reopen on Monday, June 22:

  • Beauty salons
  • Barber shops
  • Cosmetology shops
  • Day & medical spas
  • Electrology facilities
  • ‍Hair braiding shops
  • Massage parlors
  • Nail salons
  • Tanning salons
  • Tattoo parlors

The governor reported New Jersey had 495 new positive COVID-19 cases, bringing our total to 166,164.
 Atlantic: 2,453 • Bergen: 18,743 • Burlington: 4,848 • Camden: 6,952 • Cape May: 664 • Cumberland: 2,645 • Essex: 18,295 • Gloucester: 2,379 • Hudson: 18,693 • Hunterdon: 1,034 • Mercer: 515 • Middlesex: 1,070 • Monmouth: 662 • Morris: 632 • Ocean: 807 • Passaic: 988 • Salem: 56 • Somerset: 433 • Sussex: 149 • Union: 1,112 • Warren: 138

Other numbers:

  • 415 patients reported in either critical or intensive care
  • 300 ventilators in use
  • 117 new #COVID19 hospitalizations yesterday
  • 133 discharges yesterday
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