Murphy extends public health emergency (access required)

Gov. Phil Murphy extended the state’s public health emergency on Aug. 1 for another 30 days, as a resurgence of COVID-19 prompts him and state health officials to consider reinstating restrictions meant to keep the virus in place. Under state law, the public health emergency has to be renewed every 30 days; it applies to ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy speaks at his daily COVID-19 press briefing at the War Memorial in Trenton on June 3, 2020.

NJ hits highest daily COVID-19 count in a month (updated) (access required)

The state logged roughly 2,000 new cases of the virus in less than a week, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, and crowded house parties with attendees in their teens and early twenties are largely to blame. The numbers also have officials considering revisiting the metric used to determine which locations travelers coming into New Jersey should self-quarantine from, which currently stands at 36.

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