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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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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – State Leaders Side by Side with Army Corps

Governor Phil Murphy meets with the Army Corps in Trenton on March 19, 2020 (Edwin J. Torres for Governor’s Office) NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Transcript of Press Briefing: Governor Phil Murphy: Good afternoon, everybody. As you can see, we've moved venues, because we want to practice what we preach, and that is giving you all enough personal space but also giving ourselves up…
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Army Corps Calls for Eminent Domain in Coastal Buyouts

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Sierra NJ reports The Army Corps of Engineers and the federal government are asking local officials nationwide to agree to use eminent domain to force people out of flood-prone homes. Governments that refuse may not receive federal money to combat climate ; New Jersey is one of the states that has refused to agree to these demands. “In New Jersey, we are seeing…
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New Jersey’s Preparedness Measures Amid Global Coronavirus Outbreak

New Jersey Strong news Ewing, NJ: Office of the Gov. ,Regional Operations Intelligence Center reports Governor Murphy Updates the Public on the Status of Coronavirus in the State and Highlights New Jersey's Preparedness Measures Amid Global Outbreak. EWING – Governor Phil Murphy, joined by State health and emergency management officials at the Regional Operations Intelligence Center, highlighted New Jersey’s preparedness measures amid the global novel coronavirus outbreak. New Jersey has no…
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New Jersey Department of Health Testing Finds Individual Negative for Novel Coronavirus

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Gov reports New Jersey Dept of Health - Test results have come back negative for the person in New Jersey who was under investigation for novel coronavirus. There are no other persons in New Jersey who are currently approved and awaiting testing for the virus that causes COVID-19. “Most New Jersey residents are at low risk for novel coronavirus,” said Health…
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Contagious Capitol Virus Causes Canine Quarantine

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: The City of Trenton reports Due to a strain of canine influenza, (H3N2/H3N8), the City of Trenton Humane Law Enforcement and Animal Services (THLE/AS) Shelter is currently CLOSED to the public. Animal control services will continue to operate, responding to emergency cases only, such as a bite case, or a police raid, or a fire. Otherwise, all canine and feline adoptions are suspended.…
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