Coronavirus News

July 8, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Face coverings are now required in outdoor public spaces when social distancing is not practicable, Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID-19 press conference in Trenton on Wednesday, July 8. Exceptions are individuals under age two, people who are eating/drinking at an outdoor ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- During the press conference in Trenton today, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed the frustrations of New Jerseyans who waited in long lines at the state's Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) facilities when they reopened this week. "I completely understand the frustration felt by every ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Face coverings are now required in outdoor public spaces when social distancing is not practicable, Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter today before his COVID-19 press conference. The exceptions for individuals under two years old, people who are eating/drinking at an outdoor ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy tweeted on Friday that the state had an additional 58 deaths among COVID-19 confirmed-positive residents, more than double the total of 27 the day before. The state's total number of COVID-19 deaths has now risen to 13,308 lives lost. Further, the state had 386 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Thursday that he has extended New Jersey's public health emergency another 30 days due to the coronavirus, even though the spread of the disease has slowed significantly by many important measures. For instance, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- At his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the reopening schedule that continues tomorrow – with social distancing and face covering requirements in place – for the following businesses: Casinos, Outdoor amusement parks and water ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- At his daily COVID-19 press briefing, Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday updated the list of states from which travelers to New Jersey, or from where New Jersey residents are returning, are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. The new states include: California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. The number of people dead from COVID-19 in New Jersey is likely about ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Department of Education (DOE) Commissioner Dr. Lamont Repollet provided guidance for the reopening of schools in the fall during the governor's daily COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Friday, June 25.  "Today, we're releasing guidance regarding the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his daily COVID-19 press conference today that indoor portions of retail shopping malls may reopen on Monday, June 29. It won't be business as usual, however. He is requiring masks to be worn, and all stores will be limited to 50% capacity.

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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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The state announced a pending set of guidelines are to come allowing school district to hold face-to-face summer school starting July 6, including extended school year and special education services.  This guidance will allow school districts to provide robust programs in a safe ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- “Hug my parents” and “hold someone’s hand” when the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll asked about the first thing they would do when life in New Jersey returns to normal. One in five residents (20%) crave re-connecting with loved ones, according to the poll. Similar numbers want ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Some 1,600 tracers are being trained in interview techniques to ensure ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter this afternoon that municipal and private-club swimming pools can reopen on Monday, June 22, 2020. The governor also said that the New Jersey Department of Health will release full guidance tomorrow relating to the procedures and protocols ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – The coronavirus pandemic undoubtedly took a harsh toll on the elderly. Nearly 80% of the deaths in New Jersey have occurred among residents 65 and over. Almost half of the deaths (47%) were of residents 80 or older, Gov. Phil Murphy reported during his daily COVID press conference on ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Some good news for teenagers who have been patiently (and not so patiently) waiting to get their drivers licenses. Gov. Phil Murphy and Chief Administrator Sue Fulton of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) on Friday announced plans for a phased reopening of MVC ...

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TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy has signed Executive Order No. 151, which extends the Public Health Emergency originally declared on March 9, 2020. This order has been extended twice before (on April 7, and again on May 6). Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Legislation that would give Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration the ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Wednesday that the state needs to "directly and aggressively confront the challenge" of preventing the spread of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities. “The sad fact is that eldercare is a national problem and, too often, a national failure. During ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. At his June 1 media briefing, Gov. Phil Murphy urged patience on ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Claiming that Gov. Phil Murphy and State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli could have done more to save the lives of the elderly, a group Health Dept. workers wrote to state lawmakers to say they "have no idea what specific data points the governor uses to make decisions, because ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Scotch Plains's Coronavirus website reports a total of 273 positive cases and 13 deaths (none since May 10). According to the Westfield Regional Health Department, Fanwood's number remains at 92 cases and 11 deaths, where it has been for several weeks. Union County currently has a ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Make your restaurant reservations and hair appointments now. Gov. Phil Murphy today announced at his daily COVID-19 press conference that effective June 15, outdoor dining at restaurants can commence, and non-essential in-person retail can begin. A week later, on June 22, ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Emergency-borrowing legislation that Gov. Phil Murphy wants lawmakers ...

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Safety Standards Will Protect Children, Staff and Families as New Jersey Continues Reopening Strategy TRENTON – Following Gov. Murphy’s signing today of Executive Order No. 149, which will reopen childcare centers in the State of New Jersey beginning June 15, the New Jersey Department of ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey had 868 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday evening, May 30, pushing the state's total to 160,445. Of those cases: 2,469 are in hospitals, 522 are in critical or intensive care, and 378 are on ventilators, according to Gov. Phil Murphy. Additionally, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey had another 910 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, pushing our total to 159,608, Gov. Phil Murphy reported on Saturday via Twitter. Of the patients reported, 2,626 are in hospitals, 672 are in critical or intensive care, and 499 are on ventilator, according to ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are: Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized ...

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