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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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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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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 – 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 – 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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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – NORMALLY AT CAPACITY HOSPITALS OVERWHELMED BY PANDEMIC PRESSURE

Governor Murphy Suspends All Elective Surgeries, Invasive Procedures to Preserve Essential Equipment and Hospital Capacity. New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports  As part of the state’s effort to preserve the capacity of the health care system to respond to COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 109, directing the suspension of all elective surgeries and invasive procedures performed on adults that are…
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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 – 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 – Executive Order Directs 9 Million Residents to Stay at Home

New Jersey Strong news - New Brunswick, NJ: Transcript of Coronavirus Briefing Governor Phil Murphy: Good afternoon. I’ve said a couple of times this week we’re going to need a bigger boat. I did not necessarily say we’re going to need a bigger room, but we certainly got one of those as well. Thanks everybody for joining us and I’m sorry we’re a little bit behind. We were deliberately trying to…
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CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – SOCIAL DISTANCE SPREADS MEDIA AT PRESS CONFERENCE

Governor Phil Murphy holds a coronavirus briefing in Trenton on March 19, 2020 (Edwin J. Torres for Governor’s Office). March 20th, 2020 Coronavirus Briefing NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Bergen, NJ: Governor Murphy holds Press Conference Governor Phil Murphy: Sorry to be, again, a few minutes behind which is my bad. It’s good to be in Bergen County. I haven’t been here in a couple of weeks, Jim. I’ve been under…
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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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