President Donald Trump is considering a two-week quarantine for parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The quarantine would mean that no one in those areas would be able to travel out of state. Trump also praised the performance of Governor Phil Murphy.
Cape May County now has its tenth case of coronavirus, and it’s a 12 year old girl. The County announced the additional case on Saturday afternoon. Three cases have been reported in Middle Township, and two in Cape May City.
There are now 140 confirmed deaths in New Jersey from coronavirus. The New Jersey Department of Health announced Saturday that the total number of cases has now escalated to 11,124. Ten of the cases are in Cape May County.
There is an additional $70 million in food assistance for New Jersey SNAP recipients. Supplemental payments will be made on March 29th, with the payments spread out over a two month period. This will help needy families with the purchase of groceries.
Motor Vehicle Commission offices in New Jersey will stay closed another two weeks. The earliest these offices are now able to open is April 13th. The Commission continues to conduct business online.
New Jersey now has lost 108 lives during the coronavirus outbreak. Governor Phil Murphy announced that the total number of cases in the Garden State has hit 8,825. Murphy says the increase in numbers is expected.
Governor Phil Murphy has ordered all daycare centers in the Garden State to close next Wednesday. The only exception will be centers that will exclusively care for children of essential workers. If a local daycare center is interested in providing that service, paperwork must be filed by Friday.
Governor Phil Murphy announced that 155,000 people filed for unemployment in New Jersey this week. Murphy made those comments during his daily address on Thursday. That figure is 16 times higher than the week prior.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has scolded school districts who are preparing to go back to school. Murphy says that won’t happen, and the decision rests only with him. Murphy says this issue will not be revisited until April 17.
There are now 6,876 cases of coronavirus in New Jersey. That represents a one day jump of nearly 2,500 positive cases. There are now 81 reported deaths in New Jersey, an increase of 19 in one day. These numbers were released Thursday by the New Jersey Department of Health.