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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – Essential Supermarket and Pharmacy Dirty Zones Personal Protection Face Covering Advise by Hoboken NJ Mayor Bhalla

New Jersey Strong news - Hoboken, NJ: Mayor Ravinder Bhalla reports Do I want to cover my face? No. Do I look a bit silly? Yes. Do I want to help my community & medical professionals, who are sacrificing their own safety for us? ABSOLUTELY. Hob, please use face cover (ie bandanas) when in essential businesses including supermarkets and pharmacies
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – AG Grewal and Colonel Callahan Issue Update on Charges Filed Against Violators of Governor Murphy’s COVID-19 Executive Orders

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Workers wear a face mask for personal protection against airborne COVID19 disease. New Jersey State Police, Office of Emergency Management, and National Guard set up a field medical station at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus on Monday March 30 and 31st, 2020. (Edwin J. Torres for Governor’s Office). Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Colonel Patrick J.…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – CDC NOW RECOMMENDS WEARING A FACEMASK TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 as ASYMPTOMATICS CAN SPREAD DISEASE

US STRONG news – Atlanta, GA: The Center for Disease Control reports Watch video – How to make your own face mask. CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States.  We now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing…
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COVID-19 Pandemic Disaster – Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Authorizing Commandeering of Property Such as Medical Supplies

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Gov reports Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 113, authorizing the New Jersey State Director of Emergency Management to use the Governor's full authority under the Disaster Control Act to commandeer personal services and/or real or personal ; This includes medical supplies and equipment from private companies and institutions in order to help meet the continued need for…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – FEDS COMMANDEER 35,000 MASKS BROUGHT FOR NEW JERSEY FIRST RESPONDERS and HOSPITAL FRONTLINERS

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Somerset, NJ: The Franklin Reporter reports Feds Take All Of County’s 35,000 Mask Order Targeted For Health Care Workers Somerset County’s entire 35,000-mask order of N-95 and surgical masks targeted for various health care workers has been “commandeered” by the federal government, the Somerset County Freeholder Director said on April 3. Freeholder Director Shanel Robinson also said that a joint Somerset-Hunterdon county drive-through testing site…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – CONGRESSMAN Smith Works Successfully with Families and State Department to Bring Home 17 Trapped in Peru

New Jersey Strong news - Hamilton, NJ: Office of Congressman Christopher Smith reports After more than a week of letters, phone calls and personal intervention to bring home Americans stuck in Peru, Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-04) announced today that almost all those he championed are back on ; The last of the 17 Americans seeking Smith’s assistance is in transit and expected back in the Monday. Smith, an experienced human…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – CDC Issues Domestic Travel Advisory for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

US STRONG news - Atlanta, GA: Center for Disease Control CDC reports The CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately.  This Domestic Travel Advisory does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health professionals, financial services, and food supply.  These employees of critical infrastructure, as defined by the…
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USNS Comfort Navy Hospital Ship on way to New York City

200328-N-UP035-1690 NORFOLK, Va. (March 28, 2020) The Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH-20) departs Naval Station Norfolk, March 28. Comfort is preparing to deploy in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. This allows shore-based hospitals to focus their efforts on COVID-19 cases. One of the Department of Defense’s missions is Defense Support…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – PRESIDENT TRUMP SENDS COMFORT TO NEW YORK CITY

US STRONG news – Norfolk, VA: DOD reports Donald J. Trump and Defense Secretary Dr. Mark T. Esper speak in Norfolk, Va., before the Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort leaves to support the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts in New York City, March 28, 2020. The White House reports – Transcript of USNS Comfort send off: Norfolk, Virginia 1:52 EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Thank you very much, ; And you’re doing a…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – NJ Governor Murphy Announces New Funding Sources to Assist Health Care Providers with COVID-19-Related Expenses

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Murphy today detailed two new initiatives that will assist health care organizations with expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Governor announced a $140 million pre-payment to health care providers to support preparations related to COVID-19. Additionally, Governor Murphy announced that the New Jersey Health Care Facilities Financing Authority (NJHCFFA) has launched a $6 million emergency…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – 108 DEAD AS COVID-19 SPREADS. STAY AT HOME. SCHOOLS, PLAYGROUNDS, MOTOR VEHICLE AGENCY CLOSED

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports MVC Agencies Remain Closed to the Public Two More Weeks New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton announced today that the closure of all New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agency, road testing, and inspections facilities will be extended past this Monday, through April 12, as a measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Chief Fulton says…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – FIRST RESPONDERS / HEALTHCARE COVID-19 TEST DAY SATURDAY

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Trenton, NJ: Governor Murphy is opening the COVID-19 Test Site at Bergen Community College in Paramus and The Garden State Parkway Arts Center in Holmdel to symptomatic health-care workers and first responders. Playgrounds are closed to prevent contact spreading of sticky Coronavirus COVID-19. Children dishonor CAUTION tape closing a basketball half court resulting in removal of the hoop and net. COVID-19 can live on surfaces…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – 81 DEAD AS COVID-19 SPREADS. STAY AT HOME. SCHOOLS, PLAYGROUNDS CLOSED

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - NJ: Office of the Governor reports Governor Murphy Announces That New Jersey Has Received Major Disaster Declaration Governor Phil Murphy holds a coronavirus briefing in Trenton on March 26, 2020. (Edwin J. Torres for Governor’s Office). Watch News Video of COVID-19 Briefing Transcript: Governor Phil Murphy: Two days in a row, punctuality – we’ve got that going for us. Good afternoon, everybody. Lots of ground to…
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NJEDA Announces New Initiatives to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board today approved a suite of new programs designed to support businesses and workers facing economic hardship due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus ;   The package of initiatives includes a grant program for small businesses, a zero-interest loan program for mid-size companies, support for private-sector lenders and Community…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – PRESIDENT TRUMP DECLARES NEW JERSEY A MAJOR DISASTER

Watch Video of NJ March 25th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing Media. US STRONG news - Washington, DC: The White House reports Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of New Jersey and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020, and continuing. The President’s action…
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AG Grewal Renews Warning That Those Who Violate Emergency Orders Related to COVID-19 Pandemic Will Face Criminal Charges

Cites 3 incidents where police charged persons for illegal gatherings New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Attorney General reports Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today reiterated his message that law enforcement agencies across New Jersey are strictly enforcing  the Governor’s Executive Orders during the COVID-19 pandemic, and those who refuse to comply will face criminal charges. Attorney General Grewal cited three recent examples where police charged…
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