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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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COVID INNOVATION – Could a New Ultraviolet Technology Fight the Spread of Coronavirus?

Columbia researcher David Brenner believes far-UVC light—safe for humans, but lethal for viruses—could be a ‘game changer.’ New York City Strong news – New York, NY: Columbia University reports The technology, developed by Columbia University’s Center for Radiological Research, uses lamps that emit continuous, low doses of a particular wavelength of ultraviolet light, known as far-UVC, which can kill viruses and bacteria without harming human skin, eyes and other tissues, as…
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First Responders Exposed to COVID-19 – State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan: 701 law enforcement statewide tested positive and 871 are out quarantined

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Joint Information Center reports Watch Daily briefing / read transcription. Governor Phil Murphy: Good afternoon, everyone. Happy Earth Day. I'm joined by the woman to my right who needs no introduction, the Commissioner of the Department of Health, Judy Persichilli. To her right, someone else who does not need an introduction, our State Epidemiologist Dr. Christina Tan, thank you for being with us,…
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Patriots Day

Patriots Strong news - Boston, MA: Patriots Strong news -Boston, MA: Watch historic news video from 2017 when Boston had a public gathering. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster of 2020, all public events are cancelled until further notice.
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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 – 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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