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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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President Trump Funds NJ Portal North Bridge Project with $766.5 million

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports06/19/2020 Statement by Governor Murphy on Portal North Bridge Funding. 06/19/2020 “The Federal Transit Administration has committed to authorizing entry into the engineering phase and accelerating federal funding in the amount of $ million for the Portal North Bridge, a huge win for New Jersey, the region, and the national economy. Since taking office, one of my top priorities…
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“Why Black Lives Matter in New Jersey”

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports. June 19, 2020. Remarks as Prepared for Delivery. Governor Murphy:Good afternoon, everyone! First, I want to give Glory and Honor to God for allowing me to be here ; To my Friend Reverend John Taylor, I give greetings to you and the First Lady, and to the Deacons, Trustees, Officers, members, and friends and family of Friendship Baptist…
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NJ Protests to End Racism Fail 6 Foot Coronavirus Pandemic Social Distancing Protocol

New Jersey Strong news - Hillside, NJ: Office of the Governor reports BLM protest in Hillside, New Jersey on Sunday, June 7, 2020 (Edwin J. Torres/ NJ Governor’s Office). BLM protest in Hillside, New Jersey on Sunday, June 7, 2020 (Edwin J. Torres/ NJ Governor’s Office). BLM protest in Hillside, New Jersey on Sunday, June 7, 2020 (Edwin J. Torres/ NJ Governor’s Office).
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NJ March to End Racism

New Jersey Strong news - Hillside, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Governor, First Lady and Josh Murphy join BLM protest in Hillside, New Jersey on Sunday, June 7, 2020 (Edwin J. Torres/ NJ Governor’s Office). BLM protest in Westfield, New Jersey on Sunday, June 7, 2020 (Edwin J. Torres/ NJ Governor’s Office). BLM protest in Hillside, New Jersey on Sunday, June 7, 2020 (Edwin J. Torres/ NJ Governor’s Office).…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – 4,400+ NJ Long Term Care Residents and 2,600 Staff Test Positive for COVID-19 Disease

New Jersey Strong news Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Long-Term Care - The Department of Health, working with the Office of Emergency Management, has provided over 120,000 test kits to long-term care facilities, with plans to provide more as the federal test kits become available. 93% of the facilities, that's 632 out of 678, have reported their baseline testing data, with over 44,000 resident tests completed, returning a…
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NJ Capitol City Riot – Liquor Looted, Retail Stores, Cars Burn following Peaceful Statehouse Black Lives Matter Protest

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: City of Trenton reports - This is an important message from the City of Trenton. In light of civil unrest that occurred this past weekend, a 7PM curfew is in place for Trenton. This curfew applies to all individuals and businesses. All streets and sidewalks must be clear of pedestrian and vehicular traffic. The only exceptions are as follows:• Reporting to or from,…
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Honoring Those Who Sacrificed For Our Country

New Jersey Strong news - Arneytown, NJ: US Flags decorate the Brigadier General Doyle Memorial Veterans Cemetery on Memorial Day weekend as visitors wear protective masks due to the coronavirus covid-19 disease outbreak. Office of the Governor POOL COVID-19 report by George Woolston The Burlington County Times Governor Murphy and Brigadier General Jemal J. Beale, Adjutant General Participate in Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Memorial Day Ceremony. Gov. Phil…
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Johnson & Johnson Discontinues Talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in U.S. and Canada

New Jersey Strong news - New Brunswick, NJ: Johnson and Johnson reports Demand for talc-based Johnson’s Baby Powder in North America has been declining due in large part to changes in consumer habits and fueled by misinformation around the safety of the product and a constant barrage of litigation advertising. As part of a portfolio assessment related to COVID-19, in March, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health stopped shipping hundreds of…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Multi-Stage Approach to Execute a Responsible and Strategic Restart of New Jersey’s Economy. Governor Murphy, “we will move forward deliberately”

When you and your neighbor both wear face coverings, when you wash your hands with soap and keep your distance, you keep each of you much, much safer. New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Joint Information Center reports TRENTON – As part of his vision, “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health,” Governor Phil Murphy today unveiled a multi-stage approach to execute a responsible and strategic economic restart to…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order to Reopen Charter Fishing and Watercraft Rental Businesses

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Joint Information Center report WATCH VIDEO. Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 146, which allows charter fishing services and for-hire vessel activities, as well as watercraft rental businesses, to open with required social distancing measures. These businesses can open on Sunday, May 17 at 6 am. “Reopening charter fishing services and watercraft rental businesses restores an extremely important component of…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Montclair State alumna helps develop critical at-home self-collection kit for LabCorp’s COVID-19 diagnostic test

New Jersey Strong news - Montclair, NJ: Montclair State University Marilyn Joyce Lehren reports Julia Dondero ’14 has been working behind-the-scenes to bring a new at-home self-collection kit for LabCorp’s COVID-19 diagnostic test into the hands of the health-care workers and first responders who need it the ; Dondero leads the molecular diagnostics department at LabCorp’s Raritan, New Jersey, lab, where she was able to rapidly scale up and validate an at-home…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – FDA Approves Rutgers First At-Home Saliva Collection Test for Coronavirus

Emergency authorization granted to pioneering Rutgers lab and collaborators New Jersey Strong news - New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University reports Rutgers’ RUCDR Infinite Biologics received an amended emergency use authorization from the FDA late Thursday for the first SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus test that will allow people to collect their own saliva at home and send to a lab for decision follows the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s recent emergency approval to RUCDR Infinite…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Rutgers University Supplies Hospitals With Innovative PPE

Schools across the university are collaborating to create face shields and intubation boxes New Jersey Strong news - New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Cynthia Medina reports Faculty, students and staff across Rutgers are coming together to produce face shields and intubation boxes with off-the-shelf materials to help relieve the PPE shortage at area hospitals as a worldwide shortage of such lifesaving equipment ; In the largest universitywide initiative to protect frontline…
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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 – Governor Murphy, Governor Cuomo, Governor Lamont, Governor Wolf, Governor Carney, Governor Raimondo & Governor Baker Announce Joint Multi-State Agreement to Develop Regional Supply Chain for PPE and Medical Equipment

Trenton, NJ: NJ Joint Information Center reports States Will Aggregate Demand for PPE, Medical Equipment and Testing on a Regional Basis Regional Supply Chains Will Help Realize Better Pricing, Delivery and Reliability of PPE and Medical Equipment for States New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Delaware Governor John Carney, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo and Massachusetts Governor Charlie…
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