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Coronavirus Pandemic – NJ educators unite in call for statewide remote school opening

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Joint Educators reports Dr. Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, Patricia Wright, executive director of the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association and Marie Blistan, president of the New Jersey Education Association, have issued this statement calling on Gov. Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Education to direct all New Jersey public schools to open…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Department of Education Issues Guidance Allowing Parents to Choose All-Remote Learning for Their Children

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Governor reports The New Jersey Department of Education today issued clarifying guidance to allow parents to select fulltime remote learning for their children in the 2020-2021 school ; Released last month, the Department’s guidance document, “The Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan for Education,” emphasized that schools should prepared plans to open in some capacity for in-person instruction for…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Travelers To New Jersey from 31 States Must Self Isolate 14 Days if Staying to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey from Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia, and Washington, Bringing Total to 31 States. 31 States Include Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Requiring Individuals to Wear Masks in Outdoor Public Spaces When They Cannot Social Distance

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 163, which requires individuals to wear face coverings in outdoor public spaces when it is not practicable to socially distance and keep a six-foot distance from others, excluding immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners, except where doing so would inhibit that individual’s health, where the individual is…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – IVY LEAGUE OUTLINES INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS PLANS; NO COMPETITION IN FALL SEMESTER

Princeton Strong news – Princeton, NJ: The Ivy League reports Amidst continuing health and safety concerns due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Ivy League Council of Presidents has set in place plans for intercollegiate athletics activity in the upcoming fall ; With the safety and well-being of students as their highest priority, Ivy League institutions are implementing campus-wide policies including restrictions on student and staff travel, requirements for social distancing,…
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PUBLIC PROTESTS – Report Suspicious Activity to the NJ Counterterrorism Watch Desk at 1-866-4-SAFE-NJ

New Jersey Strong news - New Jersey: NJ Homeland Security reports As protests continue across the nation and in New Jersey, please be aware of your surroundings. If you witness any suspicious activity, report it to local authorities or our Counterterrorism Watch Desk at 1-866-4-SAFE-NJ
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Hurricane Preparedness Surges

Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 3-9, 2020. NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE reports - Be ready for hurricane season. Today you can determine your personal hurricane risk, find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone, and review/update insurance policies. You can also make a list of items to replenish hurricane emergency supplies and start thinking about how you will prepare your home for the coming hurricane season. If you live…
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Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster – Major League Baseball Acquires 10,000 Limited COVID-19 Tests Away From Essential First Responders, Hospitals, and Frontline Workers For Their Non-Essential Games

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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – GOVERNOR ORDERS ALL NJ WORKERS AND CUSTOMERS TO WEAR FACE MASKS AT ESSENTIAL RETAIL LOCATIONS.

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Murphy: Good afternoon, everyone. Honored to be joined by the woman to my right, who needs no introduction, Commissioner of Department of Health Judy Persichilli; to her right, State Epidemiologist Dr. Christina Tan; and to my left, State Police Superintendent Col. Pat Callahan. We have Jared Maples with us, who is the Director of the Office of…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC DISASTER – GOVERNOR CLOSES STATE AND COUNTY PARKS TO FURTHER SOCIAL DISTANCING AND PREVENT CLOSE CONTACT DISEASE SPREAD. TRAIN AND BUS ‘PETRI DISH’ TRANSPORTATION REMAINS

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Murphy today announced Executive Order 118, closing all state parks and forests and county parks to further social distancing ; “My Administration’s top priority is to flatten the curve of new COVID-19 cases, so we do not create a surge within our health care systems and overwhelm the health care professionals who are managing our response on…
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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 – 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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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 – 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 – State to Release Untested Prisoners – Watch Briefing

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Murphy: Let’s get right at it. I want to thank the overwhelming number of New Jerseyans who are heeding our call to stay home unless they are needed for our frontline response efforts. I cannot say it enough. Social distancing works and slowing the spread of COVID-19 only happens if we take steps to protect ourselves and…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – STATE OF NJ BRIEFING

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Gov reports Transcript of Coronavirus Briefing. Governor Phil Murphy: Chelsea, thank you. Chelsea’s our operator today and our emcee, so thank you for that. There’ll be three speakers on the speaking program but obviously we’ve got others with us should other questions arise. I’m honored to kick things off. We’ll then go to Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, and then to the…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – SARS CoV Stable for 24 Hours on Cardboard Boxes, Days on Plastic

White House Press Briefing Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the White House Coronavirus Taskforce, addresses his remarks at a coronavirus update briefing Monday, March 16, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by D. Myles Cullen) US STRONG news – Washington, DC: NIAID Dr. Anthony S. Fauci…
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