Governor Phil Murphy, the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, the New Jersey Department of Health, and the United Ways of New Jersey announced today that NJ 211 has been activated to help handle COVID-19 related calls from New Jersey residents.
All residents with questions or concerns about COVID-19 and resources available to them can call 2-1-1. NJ 211 is New Jersey’s statewide, comprehensive, information and referral service operated by United Ways of New Jersey. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 18th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: 2-1-1, COVID-19, COVID-19 Call Center, Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey | Comments Off on Murphy expands COVID-19 Call Center Options
Stating that New Jersey faces a potential hospital bed shortage of anywhere from 123,000 to 313,000 sometime between May and October, and that there could be a critical care bed shortage of 2000 within the next two weeks, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy wrote to President Donald Trump on Tuesday to request that the federal government provide Military and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers assistance in expanding the state’s hospital and intensive care unit capacity.
Murphy wrote that failing to expand NJ’s medical capacity could results in medical professionals being “forced the make the agonizing decisions the world has seen in Northern Italy–they will have no choice but to deny lifesaving care, including ventilators to those in need of it.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy, Hospital Beds in NJ, New Jersey, President Donald Trump, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers | Comments Off on Murphy asks Trump for Military and Army Corp Assistance To Build Hospitals
Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday he’s mobilizing New Jersey’s National Guard to assist in the state’s effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Murphy said during a news conference in Trenton that the Guard will “assist in our efforts in anyway necessary.”
The governor made the announcement as he outlined a number of new restrictions that will severely reshape life in New Jersey for the foreseeable future in the effort to mitigate the outbreak.
New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut announced it is ordering all of their movie theaters, casinos, and gymsto close indefinitely at 8 p.m. Monday a… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 16th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey, NJ National Guard | Comments Off on N.J. to mobilize National Guard in coronavirus fight, Gov. Murphy says
The following is Governor Phil Murphy’s announcement regarding the regional response to COVID-19 agreed to by the governors of NJ, NY and CT:Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey | Comments Off on Governor’s Announcement On Regional Response To COVID-19
Tests showed it is clear cell renal cell cancer, the governor’s office said. It’s not surprising news given there was more than a 90 percent chance ahead of surgery that it would be malignant.
People with kidney cancer that has not spread beyond the organ have a 93 percent chance of surviving at the five-year mark. Murphy isn’t expected to undergo any further treatment at this time other than having bloodwork done in three months and a CT scan in six mon… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 16th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy | Tags: Governor Phil Murphy, Kidney Cancer, New Jersey | Comments Off on The tumor Murphy had removed was cancerous, governor’s office says
All New Jersey public schools will be ordered on Monday to close because of coronavirus, governor says
Murphy said during a telephone briefing with reporters Sunday that an “extended statewide school shutdown is imminent” and will likely be announced at a news conference Monday.
The state will communicate with school officials and other leaders through Monday morning to “ensure a singular message,” the governor said.
Murphy said he wants to make sure school officials, parents, and students have “clear guidance and are pre… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 15th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey, School Closings | Comments Off on All New Jersey public schools will be ordered on Monday to close because of coronavirus, governor says
NJ Health Commissioner: A family gathering in Monmouth County led to one COVID-19 death and several positive tests
New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said that a family gathering has resulted in one Monmouth County death from COVID-19 and several positive tests for the virus. The women who died at CentreState Medical Center on Thursday, was related to a sibling of the Bergen County man who died earlier last week.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy, Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli, Monmouth County News | 2 Comments »
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BREAKING: Today, I am recommending the cancellation of all public gatherings of 250+ people, including parades, concerts, and sporting events.
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) March 12, 2020