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Never Forget 911

US Strong news – Washington, DC: The White House reports Proclamation on Patriot Day, 2020 In 2001, our Nation, united under God, made an unbreakable promise never to forget the nearly 3,000 innocent Americans who were senselessly killed on September ; On this sacred day — Patriot Day — we solemnly honor that ; As the bells toll, we call by name those who perished in the terrorist attacks in New…
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NJBPU Takes Major Steps Forward for Offshore Wind

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) today voted unanimously to open the application window for the State’s second solicitation of offshore wind capacity. This second solicitation seeks to award between 1,200 MW and 2,400 MW of offshore wind energy, potentially tripling the State’s committed capacity from 1,100 MW to 3,500 MW. This represents a significant milestone…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Isolation Guidance Does Not Imply Immunity to COVID-19

US Strong news – Atlanta, GA: The Center for Disease Control reports On August 3, 2020, CDC updated its isolation guidance based on the latest science about COVID-19 showing that people can continue to test positive for up to 3 months after diagnosis and not be infectious to ; Contrary to media reporting today, this science does not imply a person is immune to reinfection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that…
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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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Murphy Administration to Open New Jersey’s Schools For In-Person Instruction Subject to Critical Health and Safety Protocols

NJ has 699 new positive cases, pushing our cumulative total to 186,594. We are reporting 8 new confirmed COVID-19 deaths – three on 8/10, one on 8/9, one on 8/7, one on 8/6, one in July, and one in May – for a total of 14,054 lives lost. New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Governor reports Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Requiring Schools to Open…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – New Jersey Department of Health Launches COVID-19 Disease Contact Tracing Dashboard

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Governor reports Current Statewide Average of 15 Contact Tracers for Every 100,000 Residents. Data Tracks Percent of Cases Contacted, Contacts Followed, and Successful Outreach. TRENTON – Urging people to answer critical calls from contact tracers, the New Jersey Department of Health today unveiled an online dashboard highlighting New Jersey’s contact tracing efforts throughout the state. “Our new Contact Tracing Dashboard will allow the public…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – State Decreases Indoor Gathering Capacity Limit as COVID-19 Disease Outbreaks Climb, Public Health Emergency Extended

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Murphy today announced the decrease of indoor gathering capacity limit in response to the increase of COVID-19 cases in New Jersey. Indoor gatherings are now limited to 25 percent of a room's capacity, but regardless of the room’s capacity, the maximum limit shall be 25 persons, down from 100 persons. For purposes of determining this limit,…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Rutgers University Pauses Football as COVID-19 Disease Outbreak Spreads Amongst Team

New Jersey Strong news - New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University reports Covid-19 disease Outbreak pauses football program. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University reports Executive Order on public gatherings will restrict fan attendance at athletic venues PISCATAWAY, ;– Rutgers University announced today that all Rutgers Athletics venues will operate in accordance with the executive orders issued by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy limiting outdoor gatherings to 500 people or fewer. All…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – LBI Strong COVID-19 Outbreak. 24 Lifeguards Test Positive after Social Gathering

LBI STRONG news - Long Beach Township, NJ: At least 24 lifeguards test positive for Covid-19 disease following group social gathering on Long Beach Island. View Governors presser update on coronavirus -
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Stadiums Sports Games Resume Without Fan Crowds

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Governor reports Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing the Resumption of Contact Practices and Competitions for Certain Organized Sports in Outdoor Settings. 07/20/2020 TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 168, allowing the resumption of contact practices and competitions in outdoor settings for organized sports defined as “high risk” by the New Jersey Department of Health’s “Guidance…
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Water Disasters – Townships Joining the State of New Jersey Lawsuit Against Trenton Water Works

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: City of Trenton reports Statement by Trenton Mayor Gusciora - I read with great interest and concern the letter in lieu of a brief to Mercer County Superior Court Judge Robert Lougy from Elissa Grodd Schragger, Esq., a director and attorney for Hamilton Township. I would like to take this opportunity to present facts that refute her letter. When I took office on…
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Consumers Challenged by NJ Motor Vehicle Agencies Reopening Lines during Heat Wave

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton reports New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton released the following statement: “As we reopen today, MVC agencies are experiencing extraordinarily high customer volumes. In anticipation of long lines due to social distancing restrictions, Agency management personnel were pre-deployed to our busiest agencies, beginning at 6:00 AM, two hours before our start…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Travel Ban to NJ, NY, and RI Unless You Self Isolate for 14 Days Upon Arrival

New Jersey Strong news -Trenton, NJ: NJ Joint Information Center reports Quarantine Advisory Issued for Individuals Traveling to New Jersey from 16 States Sixteen States Include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy encourages people to continue wearing face masks while in public during the Covid-19 daily news briefing at the War Memorial…
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State Ratification of Agreement with Communications Workers of America

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Statement by Governor Murphy - “I am pleased to announce that the Communications Workers of America has ratified an agreement with the State that will save over $100 million through employee furloughs and by deferring cost-of-living adjustments for employees. As we face the unique and unparalleled challenges created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this agreement will provide critical…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – State Reopening Reversal as COVID-19 Disease Inside Restaurant Dining Banned due to Mask and Density Violations

"The carelessness of one establishment can completely undo the good work of many others. We will not tolerate outlier bars and restaurants – and, frankly, patrons – who think the rules don’t apply to them. They are the ones who ruin it for everyone else." Gov Phil Murphy fb New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Joint Information Center reports
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Coronavirus Pandemic – State Sues Asbury Park for Disregarding Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Joint Information Center reports Governor Phil Murphy: Good afternoon I'm joined by the woman to my right, the woman who needs no introduction, the Commissioner the Department of Health Judy Persichilli. To her right another familiar face the Department of Health's Communicable Disease Service Medical Director, Dr. Ed Lifshitz, good to have you both. As always, the guy to my left who needs…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – City Council Announces ReOPEN Asbury Park: Business & Community Recovery Strategy Plan Could be Considered in Violation of Governor Murphy’s Executive Orders

New Jersey Strong news - from affiliate Asbury Park Strong news – Asbury Park, NJ: City of Asbury Park reports Based on guidance from the State of New Jersey, City Council, with input from City staff, the Asbury Park Business Committee and the Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce, has developed a comprehensive business and community recovery strategy plan to reopen Asbury Park during the COVID-19 pandemic. The ReOPEN Asbury Park: Business & Community Recovery Strategy plan, which was announced…
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