by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
This article has been updated with case information current as of Sept. 12, 2021.
Original publication date: Oct. 14, 2020
While epidemiologists are still learning about the intricacies of the coronavirus and it numerous variants, it's become very clear that Covid-19 is highly contagious and can lead to serious illness and death in persons of all ages.
What follows is a representation, over time, of Covid-19 cases reported by the New Jersey Department of Health (NJ DOH). During the initial months of the pandemic the information was released sporadically, but starting on August 1, 2020 it has been updated daily by the state's reporting system.
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Governor Phil Murphy
Jan. 14, 2021
“President-elect Biden continues to show he understands that this moment calls us to bold leadership. Getting ourselves in front of this pandemic, and staying there, cannot be done piecemeal and it cannot be done through austerity. It requires bold and equitable investment in our people, in our states, and in our common future.
This plan meets every need with a real lifeline to American families, real support for state and local governments and for our vaccination efforts, and a real vision for our post-pandemic economic future. I look forward to working alongside the President-elect in any way I can to see this plan swiftly passed and enacted. New Jersey will help lead our nation into the new day that beckons.
I have said many times that history would not dismiss us for going big and bold but that history would judge us if we fail to ensure that the many needs of our people and our states are adequately met. This is a moment unlike any in American history, and we cannot let it slip away unanswered. President-elect Biden is showing that he wants history to note that at this moment of national uncertainty we answered decisively and we didn’t fail.”
NJ Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill
"Many of the Members who signed this letter, including those of us who have served in the military and are trained to recognize suspicious activity, as well as various members of our staff, witnessed an extremely high number of outside groups in the complex on Tuesday, January 5.
This is unusual for several reasons, including the fact that access to the Capitol Complex has been restricted since public tours ended in March due to the pandemic. We found these tours so concerning that senior staff questioned the SAA on January 5 about what was taking place."
President, PGA of America
"The PGA of America is a nearly 105 year old association with a perpetual mission to serve its member golf professionals and to grow the game.
Fulfilling that mission for all and enabling PGA professionals to do so today and in the future is of paramount importance to the PGA Board of Directors and our leaders.
It’s become clear that conducting the PGA Championship at Trump Bedminster will be detrimental to the PGA of America brand and would put at risk the PGA’s ability to deliver our many programs and sustain the longevity of our mission.
Our board has thus made the decision to exercise our right to terminate the contract to hold the 2022 PGA Championship at Trump Bedminister.
It was a decision made to ensure that PGA of America and PGA Professionals can lead and grow our great game for decades to come.
Thank you for your continued support and passion for the game we all love."
NJEDA Chief Executive Officer Tim Sullivan
“The NJEDA’s COVID-19 relief efforts have prioritized supporting industries and communities that have been the most severely impacted by the pandemic.
We know the restaurant industry has been hit particularly hard, and we are committed to ensuring restaurants have the resources they need to stay in business while keeping their employees and customers safe.
Phase 3 of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program committed more than $35 million in targeted funding to restaurants. Now Sustain and Serve NJ builds on that with additional relief for our restaurant sector. This is crucial to ensuring New Jersey’s communities and economy withstand the pandemic and are in a strong position to recover.”
New Jersey Hospital Association
"New Jersey’s hospitals recognize the important role that visits have on patients’ well-being, and continue to prioritize the safety of all patients, patient visitors and support persons, and staff.
NJHA and its members have partnered to create this visitation code system to protect everyone inside the hospitals. This guidance balances that influence with the need to reduce the risk of patients and staff being exposed or infected with the coronavirus."
Nov. 10, 2020
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NJ Governor Phil Murphy
Over the weekend, I spoke with Dr. Anthony Fauci. The good news is that a vaccine is on the horizon. We anticipate broad distribution by this spring. We have a plan ready should that timeframe hold. Let’s get through the remainder of this fall and winter together.
We remain in the midst of a global pandemic. Our country is recording more than 100,000 cases per day. We have to snap back into reality – this virus hasn’t gone away, and it is posing its greatest threat to us in months.
The last thing I want to do is shut our economy back down. Thankfully, we’re not at that point. We’re taking steps today to mitigate the current increasing rate of spread. We must shake off pandemic fatigue and get back into the mindset that saw us crush the curve this spring.
We stand ready to work with President-Elect Joe Biden on matters directly related to #COVID19, whether that be in broad-based mitigation efforts or further federal coronavirus relief.
A second wave is here. This is our reality. We must redouble our efforts and recommit to the practices that have gotten us this far – social distancing, washing our hands, and wearing our masks."
President and CEO, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
Nov. 9, 2020
"Clearly, in the current environment, it is not a good idea to host a networking event that packs together hundreds of business and government leaders on a charter train and then in a hotel for a dinner. Our intent is to resume the Walk to Washington in 2022 – conditions permitting – because it is an important event for New Jersey’s business community.”
President and Founder, African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey
Nov. 9, 2020
“New Jersey is already one of the most diverse states in the nation. The time is now to make it the most economically inclusive state in the nation. No issue is more important to New Jersey’s economic health than creating a system where economic opportunity is available for all.”
President and CEO, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce
Nov. 9, 2020
“This will be a critical undertaking and something our two chambers envisioned when we signed our memorandum of understanding in August. We want to make our joint events a rallying call for diversity and equal opportunity. We will challenge businesses in every corner of the state to do their part to change the status quo."
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