Governor Phil Murphy has extended the state’s public health emergency another 30 days. Murphy signed an executive order Sunday evening that extends the emergency so the state can properly respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Murphy did not announce any new restrictions, but some may come this week.
New Jersey added 3,998 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, pushing the two day weekend total well past 8,000 cases. There were 15 new confirmed deaths on Sunday. Governor Phil Murphy says the numbers “speak for themselves”
New Jersey reported 4,679 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday. Health officials also confirmed 34 new deaths. This is the highest number of new cases reported in New Jersey in a single day during the pandemic.
New Jersey added 3,635 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, along with 28 additional deaths. The state will likely surpass 300,000 total cases during the pandemic over the upcoming weekend. There are 14,900 confirmed fatalities.
New Jersey’s largest city is now under a mandatory ten day lockdown due to the spread of coronavirus. NJ.com reports that Newark Mayor Ras Baraka last night announced that Newark will have a mandatory shutdown from the day before Thanksgiving, and lasting for ten days. Residents must shelter in place and can only leave their…
An extremely close congressional race in New Jersey’s Seventh District results in a win for democrat Tom Malinowski. Malinowski defeated republican Thomas Kean Jr. by fewer than 10,000 votes when Kean Jr. finally conceded on Thursday. Kean remains the New Jersey State Senate’s minority leader.
New Jersey reported 4,320 new coronavirus cases on Thursday. The Garden State is approaching 300,000 total cases during the pandemic. 34 additional deaths were reported. New Jersey has experienced 4,000 coronavirus cases a day for every day but one in the past six days.
New Jersey could legalize marijuana next week. Lawmakers in Trenton have agreed on a plan that would license pot growers in the Garden State. The New Jersey Assembly needs to agree to this deal, and if so, there could be a vote to legalize pot next week.
The rate of transmission for coronavirus in New Jersey is trending the wrong way. New information released by the state on Tuesday shows both the rate of transmission and the positivity rate are both increasing dramatically in the Garden State. New Jersey reported over 4,000 new cases on Tuesday, and 27 additional deaths.
New Jersey wants colleges and universities in our region to provide Covid-19 tests to their students before those students return home. Governor Phil Murphy made the announcement during his Tuesday briefing, and says states in our region are on board with the joint request.