NJ Governor Murphy participated in a video call today 3/23/2020 on #COVID19 mitigation with Vice President Mike Pence, Dr. Debbie Birx, The White House officials, and fellow governors, where I thanked the Vice President for today’s PPE shipment and for Donald J. Trump’s approval of four new FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency field hospitals in New Jersey. I informed the Vice President that we will be submitting a federal major disaster declaration request, and let him know that we have already submitted a Title 32 request. I also echoed Governor Larry Hogan’s call for direct cash assistance to states in the federal response bill. Vice President Pence praised our aggressive and proactive measures, and reassured us that the federal government will be with us every step of the way as we navigate COVID-19. This unprecedented crisis requires unprecedented action across all levels of government. Together we will save lives.