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COVID-19 News from Senator Declan O’Scanlon

Senator Declan O’Scanlon

As New Jersey continues under a state of emergency due to the coronavirus, please know that my district office remains available to serve constituents by phone and email. Included below are links to information that you may find helpful, along with important state and national news updates related to COVID-19.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, LD 13, New Jersey, Press Release | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

NJ Income Tax Filing Delayed till July 15

New Jersey is joining the federal government in extending the deadline to file and pay income taxes until July 15, according to a joint statement by Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin. The State Budget Deadline has been postponed from June 30 to September 30.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Governor Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 Briefing, April 1, 2020

Posted: April 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , | No Comments »

Murphy: Jersey Girls still do not pump gas!

Governor Phil Murphy tweeted this afternoon that New Jersey currently has no plans to allow self-service gas stations.

“Please DO NOT pump your own gas,” the governor said.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 30th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

NJ Gun Shops are now essential and open by appointment

Gun shops can now open in New Jersey, as an essential service, during the COVID-19 shutdown, Governor Phil Murphy reluctantly announced today.

According to NJ.com, Murphy reversed himself after the U.S. Department of Homeland Security deemed firearms dealers as essential services in a memo released over the weekend.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 30th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Congressman Smith secures 41 million medical gloves held by Customs

Medical-grade gloves before release by Customs and Border Protection. photo courtesy of Ansell

Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ4) became aware on Monday that 41.3 million medical-grade gloves owned by Iselin based Ansell had been held by
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) since last September.

Twenty-four hours later, after dozens of phone calls from Rep. Smith to numerous federal officials, CBP released the gloves which are now being distributed to medical professionals and first responders throughout the United States.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 26th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

NJEDA Announces New Initiatives to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Press Release

TRENTON – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board today approved a suite of new programs designed to support businesses and workers facing economic hardship due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.  

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 26th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »

O’Scanlon: Computer repairs shops can open

Senator Declan O’Scanlon said that the Governor’s Office told him that computer repair shops are considered essential and that they are allowed to open in the current COVID-19 shutdown.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 26th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , | No Comments »

Murphy closes child care centers, except for essential workers’ kids

Governor Phil Murphy issued an Executive Order today which requires all New Jersey child care centers to certify that they are serving only the families of essential workers or close.

The certification is due on Friday, March 27. Centers that do not certify that can and will solely care for the children of essential workers must close by Wednesday, April 1.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 25th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Monmouth County has 307 COVID-19 cases

Monmouth County has 307 cases of COVID-19 as of March 24, according to an announcement by Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Director Sue Kiley.

The breakdown by municipality is as follows:

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: March 25th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , | No Comments »