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.
President Donald Trump has issued an emergency declaration for the State of New Jersey. The declaration by the President was made Thursday morning. The declaration makes New Jersey eligible for special funding and assistance from FEMA.
Wildwood moved its city commission meeting this week due to technical difficulties. The city issued a notice on its website saying the meeting is moved to Wednesday, April 1st at 6:00pm. Many communities have moved their meetings to teleconference platforms during the COVID-19 outbreak.
North Wildwood is moving its next Council meeting to an online platform. City officials have posted a notice on their municipal website stating that the next meeting will be held Tuesday, April 7th, at 5:00pm via the online platform Zoom. The city’s municipal budget adoption is expected.
The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority has a new policy in effect as of Monday, March 30th. The MUA transfer station convenience center will temporarily suspend the acceptance of non-commercial private customer generated solid waste and recyclables for the time being. This suspension includes materials like batteries, white goods, single stream recyclables, bulky waste,…
There is a small upside to the latest data released by the State this week on coronavirus cases in the Garden State. There have been over 10,400 negative test results in New Jersey, which outweighs the positive results by more than a two to one margin. New Jersey reports 62 deaths from coronavirus so far,…
The coronavirus case from Ocean City is a retired nurse identified as Cindy Washko-Margraf. Washko-Margrat told WPVI-TV that she believes she contracted the virus by attending the Big East basketball tournament in New York City. It started with a sore throat, then moved in to fever and chills.
The Camden Diocese has extended the closure of Catholic schools in southern New Jersey until at least April 20th. Governor Phil Murphy has closed all schools in the State until further notice. The new closure by the Diocese extends the closure through Easter break.