There are two gubernatorial debates scheduled for the upcoming election season. Democrat Phil Murphy will square off against republican challenger Jack Ciatterelli on September 28th, and again on October 12th. Murphy is the presumed front runner in the November election.
For the first time since around Mother’s Day, New Jersey has more than 1,000 people in the hospital with coronavirus. State officials announced 21 new deaths on Wednesday along with nearly 1,800 new cases of the virus. Cape May County has 546 active residential cases of the virus.
Some relief for New Jersey drivers comes on October 1st. New Jersey will slice the gas tax rate by 8.3 cents on that date after a review of fuel consumption in the Garden State. By law, the State has to lower the gas tax if the tax generates enough money for various road projects.
New Jersey reported 20 new coronavirus-related deaths over the past 24 hours. The State also announced 1,595 new cases of the virus. New Jersey has not reported more deaths in a single day since late May.
Refugees from Afghanistan will be arriving in New Jersey this week. Governor Murphy says Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst will receive the refugees who had to flee their country after President Joe Biden caused a humanitarian crisis in that country. Murphy says it’s “hard to tell” how long the refugees will be in the Garden State.
It is very likely regional and statewide megasites will open again to provide booster shots for the coronavirus vaccine. State officials on Monday confirmed that setting up a program for booster shots is being developed now. There has been no announcement locally on booster shot availability, yet.
Governor Murphy made it official today. He is calling for all teachers in public and parochial schools in New Jersey to be vaccinated by October 18th. If they refuse, they will be subject to testing once or twice per week. He has signed an executive order outlining the new requirement for teachers. It applies to…
Governor Phil Murphy today publicly acknowledged the passing of Cape May lifeguard Norman Inferrera III. Inferrera lost his life after he was tossed from his lifeguard boat by a wave. Murphy says he reached out to the boy’s family and spoke with them about the tragedy. Inferrera was just 16 years old.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is expected to announce this afternoon a vaccination requirement for teachers in state schools. Murphy will update state officials on the Covid-19 requirements at 1pm today. A few other states have also required teachers to be vaccinated.
New Jersey’s coronavirus numbers are surging. State officials reported Friday over 2,400 new cases of the virus, the largest single-day total since April. The State’s seven-day average is now going up again. Cape May County has over 500 cases of the virus.