It appears that New Jersey will expand its social distancing restrictions over the weekend. During a press conference in Bergen County on Friday, Governor Murphy announced that further restrictions are likely to be announced on Saturday, with the restrictions in place Saturday night. A second coronavirus testing facility will be open at the PNC Arts…
Governor Phil Murphy says four states in the northeast, including New Jersey, need $100 billion in assistance. Murphy held a media event on Friday afternoon and announced that New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, and Connecticut need the funding and the cash need is getting greater everyday.
There are now 890 cases of coronavirus in New Jersey, and 11 deaths. Governor Phil Murphy made the announcement about the increasing numbers during a press conference Friday in Bergen County. More positive tests are expected to drive this number up by the end of the day.
New Jersey has opened its first big coronavirus testing center. The center opened this morning in Paramus, Bergen County. Local police there report that the line to get through the center was three miles long Friday morning. The center will be open eight hours a day, seven days a week.
Gasoline prices continue to fall in Cape May County, and throughout the State of New Jersey. The Friday gas price survey released by Mid Atlantic AAA shows that the average price for a gallon of gas locally is $2.34. That remains 17 cents higher than the state average.
Bridges to and from the Wildwoods will remain open. Wildwood Mayor Pete Byron issued a press release Friday morning saying the four mayors met yesterday and decided that the bridges remain open for now. Byron says in the release that “drastic” decisions like closing bridges are typically left up to state and county authorities.
Starting Friday morning, you can no longer pour your own coffee at Wawa. The store announced that starting Friday at 5:00am, store associates are tasked with serving coffee to customers; you will no longer be able to prepare your own brew. All self service fountain beverages, Icee drinks, cappuccino and iced coffee machines are also…
There’s one less retail store operating during the coronavirus crisis. Kohl’s announced Thursday night it has shut down all of its stores, but will continue to pay employees during the crisis. The stores will remain closed for two weeks.
Government agencies may soon have the ability to conduct electronic meetings. A new measure approved by the State Assembly on Thursday would allow governments to conduct public business by electronic means during a state of emergency or public health emergency. The bill now heads to the governor’s desk for consideration.
New Jersey State Senator Michael Testa says this is the one time that “we want to see the beaches and the boardwalks empty”. Testa is calling for out of state residents to remain self quarantined and follow common sense precautions to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Testa said now is not the time to be…