Rutgers University will welcome all students back to campus for the fall semester. NJ.com reports that the university has told students that shots are not mandatory, but they are safe and students should think about getting them to prevent Covid-19. Most of Rutgers’ classes are held virtually this year.
Orsted is putting up $15 million in funds for minority, and women-owned businesses in New Jersey. The offshore wind giant is intended to boost the trust to small businesses who need some extra cash. Orsted has been approved for a huge wind farm off the coast of Atlantic City.
New Jersey did not get an instant billionaire last night courtesy of the Mega Millions, but Michigan did. There was one winner in Friday night’s Mega Millions lottery, and that ticket was sold in Michigan. The winning numbers were 4, 26, 42, 50, 60, and a Mega Ball of 24.
New Jersey officials are reporting 4,095 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday. The State also announced that there are 98 additional deaths from the virus. Over 580,000 positive tests have occurred in New Jersey during the pandemic.
Former democratic turned republican Congressman Jeff Van Drew calls Joe Biden the “duly elected” President of the United States. Van Drew attended the presidential inauguration Wednesday in Washington, DC. Van Drew says work must begin to fight for a strong America, and a strong South Jersey. Photo courtesy of Jeff Van Drew social media page.
There are new reports of oil washing up on some Delaware beaches. The United States Coast Guard reports that oil came up on the beaches of Towers Beach on Wednesday. The Coast Guard is helping with the cleanup; so far, there are no reports of oil on New Jersey beaches.
New Jersey has 122 new deaths from coronavirus. State officials announced the latest statistics on social media Wednesday. There were 4,582 cases of the virus reported on Wednesday. New Jersey has over 18,500 confirmed deaths from the virus.
The public health emergency has been extended for an 11th time by Governor Phil Murphy. Murphy announced that he has extended the emergency to help the state deal with the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Murphy says the state needs to stay on “proper footing”.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will be in Washington, DC Wednesday. Murphy confirmed that he will attend the inauguration of Joseph Biden as the 46th President of the United States. Murphy will be back in the Garden State Wednesday afternoon.
New Jersey is reporting 54 additional deaths Tuesday from coroanvirus. State health officials say there were 3,761 people confirmed with the virus over the past 24 hours. New Jersey has provided vaccines to nearly 400,000 residents to date.