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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 – STATE OF NJ BRIEFING

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Gov reports Transcript of Coronavirus Briefing. Governor Phil Murphy: Chelsea, thank you. Chelsea’s our operator today and our emcee, so thank you for that. There’ll be three speakers on the speaking program but obviously we’ve got others with us should other questions arise. I’m honored to kick things off. We’ll then go to Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, and then to the…
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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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Governor Murphy Announces Aggressive Social Distancing Measures to Mitigate Further Spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 104, implementing aggressive social distancing measures to mitigate further spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey. Among the directives, Governor Murphy’s Executive Order indefinitely closes all public and private preschool, elementary and secondary schools, and institutions of higher education, as well as closes all casinos, racetracks, gyms, movie theaters, and performing arts…
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Army Corps Calls for Eminent Domain in Coastal Buyouts

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Sierra NJ reports The Army Corps of Engineers and the federal government are asking local officials nationwide to agree to use eminent domain to force people out of flood-prone homes. Governments that refuse may not receive federal money to combat climate ; New Jersey is one of the states that has refused to agree to these demands. “In New Jersey, we are seeing…
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Princeton Health Dept Initiates Exposure Investigation into Boston Biogen Conference SARS-2 / Coronavirus (COVID-19) Transmission into Princeton

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Office of Mayor Lampert reports Municipal Officials have been notified of a potential exposure to SARS-2 (coronavirus) at a private party in Princeton and have immediately initiated an investigation to identify any potential SARS-2 infections that may result.  Two attendees at the party had attended the Biogen Conference in Boston which has been linked to SARS-2 transmission.  Upon their return to their homes in…
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Governor Murphy Declares State of Emergency, Public Health Emergency to Strengthen State Preparedness to Contain the Spread of COVID-19

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Gov. reports  As part of the state’s coordinated response to address the novel coronavirus outbreak, Governor Phil Murphy today declared a State of Emergency and a Public Health Emergency, effective immediately, to ramp up New Jersey’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. Executive Order No. 103 declares a state of emergency and public health emergency across all 21 counties…
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Princeton University Advances to Next Step Regarding COVID-19 to Ensure Health and Well-being of the Entire Community, Virtual Instruction and Decreased Campus Gatherings

Princeton Strong news – Princeton, NJ: Princeton University reports President Eisgruber updates University on next steps regarding COVID-19 to ensure health and well-being of the entire community Dear members of the Princeton community, I’m writing to update you on a series of new policies that Princeton University will be implementing in the coming days in response to COVID-19, commonly known as ; Since I last wrote to you, the epidemic…
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2020 Coronavirus Briefing

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Gov reports Acting Governor Oliver: Thank you all for joining today's briefing call. I'm joined on the call by Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli, Dr. Christina Tan, and Assistant Commissioner Chris Neuwirth. As it was reported last night, we received notification of our fourth presumed positive, positive case of Coronavirus in New Jersey. The individual, a male in his 50s, has been…
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NJ Dept of Education Prepares Schools for Public Health Closures Due to COVID-19

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: NJ Office of the Governor reports The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) this week announced that it has issued guidance to school districts related to the current outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19). While the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in New Jersey remains low, the NJDOE has issued guidance to increase flexibility for districts to provide home instruction in the event of mandated public…
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Joint Statement from Governor Murphy, Acting Governor Oliver, and Commissioner Persichilli on Fourth Presumptive Positive Case of Novel Coronavirus in New Jersey

New Jersey Strong news - Trenton, NJ: Office of the Governor reports This evening, we identified a fourth presumptive positive case of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, in New Jersey. The individual, a male in his 50s, is hospitalized at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in Bergen County. The individual has been hospitalized since March 5. The presumptive positive result came from a sample tested by the New Jersey Department of…
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President Trump Diplomatic Signing of Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020

US STRONG news – Washington, DC: The White House reports President Trump Signs the Congressional Funding Bill for Coronavirus Response President Donald J. Trump, joined by Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, takes questions from the press following the signing of the congressional funding bill for coronavirus response Friday, March 6, 2020, in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)…
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