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Gov. Phil Murphy announces he will extend the state's public health emergency another 30 days at his daily COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on May 6, 2020.

Murphy continues COVID-19 public health emergency until June

“I want to make it absolutely clear that this action does not mean that we are seeing anything in the data which would pause our path forward, and it should not be interpreted by anyone to mean we are going to be tightening any of the restrictions currently in place,” the governor said May 6 in Trenton. “This ensures we will continue on our current war footing for the coming month."

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New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy updates the media on the state’s response to COVID-19 April 17, 2020, at the War Memorial in Trenton.

Murphy’s COVID-19 response earns high marks from NJ residents

A duo of Wednesday afternoon polls show New Jersey residents giving Gov. Phil Murphy high marks for his handling the state’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic—faring better than his Republican predecessor in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. His wide support comes down to a “rally ‘round the flag effect” that public officials might enjoy during ...

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