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NJ adds Ohio, Michigan, Virginia to COVID quarantine list
No locations were removed under the latest announcement, bringing the total list of states and territories to 38.
Murphy unveils $100M in business COVID-relief
The money will come from the state's $2.3 billion in federal aid, with the largest portion being handled by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.
Murphy: ‘We’re up against’ second wave, as COVID cases surge
New Jersey registered 991 new instances overnight, according to the governor, while Commissioner of Health Judith Persichilli said this week that hospitalizations have seen a 100% increase over the past month.
New bill would make warehouses like Amazon culpable for COVID outbreaks
Under the proposed legislation, workers that test positive for the virus during the public health state of emergency will be presumed to have gotten it at on the job, making them eligible for worker’s compensation and other benefits.
New COVID-19 cases plummet after last week’s spike
On Monday, New Jersey logged an additional 478 cases of the virus – well below the 1,301 that Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Oct. 8.
Here’s the breakdown of $60M in COVID relief for NJ counties, towns
Many of these local governments have not received federal aid thus far, while also seeing revenues dry up and new costs due to the pandemic.
New NJ COVID cases drop day after state sees highest numbers since May
On Oct. 9, data from the New Jersey Department of Health showed 881 instances of the virus, compared with 1,301 reported just the day before.
Rutgers president defends layoffs amid COVID-hit university budget
Earlier this week, the school's board of governors approved a $4.5 billion spending plan to cover expenses through June 2021 for its New Brunswick, Newark and Camden campuses that also calls for wage freezes, furloughs and a ban on business travel expenses.
Bill advances to delay multi-billion dollar business unemployment tax hikes
A Senate committee approved a measure aimed at staving off potential increases that are meant to refill the state's exhausted unemployment fund in the wake of the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Murphy taps Garg as new chief counsel
Second-in-command Parimal Garg will replace Matt Platkin as the top lawyer at the governor’s office when he leaves his post this month to return to private practice.
NJ labor officials eye week of Oct. 19 for long-awaited FEMA jobless aid
The checks can total up to $300 a week for up to six weeks for anyone out of work between Aug. 1 and Sept. 5. All told, nearly 1.7 million residents have filed for unemployment since the COVID-19 pandemic slammed into the state in March.
NJ logs 1,300 new COVID cases overnight
While the governor described the surge as "sobering," he said that any new restrictions would likely involve indoor gatherings, not dining, and be targeted toward specific regions.