The governor’s workplace mentioned again in March that the Public Well being Emergency permits “state companies and departments to make the most of state assets to help affected communities responding to and recovering from COVID-19 circumstances.”
The state reported 1,994 new constructive circumstances on Saturday, the very best day by day depend since Might, bringing the statewide complete to 227,339. There have been eight new confirmed COVID-19 deaths for a complete of 14,492 lives misplaced.
I’ve prolonged the general public well being emergency in New Jersey for a further 30 days.
With the alarming rise in circumstances we now have seen as we speak (our highest depend since Might), it couldn’t be extra necessary to make sure we now have entry to all out there assets to maintain New Jerseyans secure. pic.twitter.com/oO06MMLyHJ
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) October 24, 2020
“At this time’s new COVID-19 case depend marks our highest day by day determine since Might,” Murphy mentioned in a press release. “As we face a steep enhance in circumstances, it couldn’t be extra necessary to make sure we now have entry to all out there assets. Protecting New Jerseyans secure is our highest precedence, as we speak and on daily basis. We’re once more extending the Public Health Emergency so as to do precisely that.”
Murphy has been isolating at residence after coming into contact with a COVID-19-positive staffer final weekend. He has mentioned he examined adverse Wednesday and plans to take one other take a look at earlier than returning to in-person occasions.
Earlier this week, Murphy mentioned climbing figures appear to stem from gatherings at individuals’s homes, not from conferences within the “public sq..”
Public well being emergencies expire each 30 days until renewed. The order was beforehand prolonged on April 7, Might 6, June 4, July 2, August 1, August 27, and September 25.
The most recent extension is not going to reverse any of the gradual reopening steps the state has taken.
The Related Press contributed to this report.
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