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- New Jersey has reported 3,649 new positive cases, bringing the state total to 22,255. These numbers may include results from tests administered 7-12 days ago. An increase is expected in the coming weeks.
- 91 fatalities have been reported, bringing the state total of casualties to 355. 3 cases are currently under investigation to determine a primary diagnosis. 47% of deaths are over the age of 80, many with pre-existing conditions.
- New Jersey is receiving 850 additional ventilators.
- PNC Bank Arts testing center will be closed tomorrow.
- The state income tax deadline has now been moved to July 15.
- Murphy signed an executive order for healthcare workers to provide additional flexibility and protections.
This E.O. also waives scope-of-practice requirements for advanced-practice nurses and physician assistants.
And, my order makes clear that the health care professionals helping in our #COVID19 response will be immune from civil liability for actions taken in good faith.
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) April 1, 2020
- The FAFSA application deadline for state aid (HESAA) has been extended to June 1st.
- Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program applications will open on April 3rd at 9AM. You can find the program’s applications on cv.business.nj.gov or covid19.nj.gov.
- Last night, 7 hospitals reported that they were on divert status. Two hospitals requested ventilators.
- The New Jersey Devils have donated to the RWJ Barnabas Health Emergency Response Fund to help provide PPE, and First Energy has donated to food banks.
- Union City will have a testing site on 36th St between Kennedy and Bergenline opening on April 6th.
- Through the JC Relief efforts, meals from Jersey Mikes were sent to the Plaza Square Apartments and meals from Venti Food Truck went to the JCPD North District.
National + International
- The United States currently has over 200,000 cases. Approximately 8,400 individuals have recovered.
- New York reported 83,712 COVID-19 cases. 47,439 of those cases are in New York City. They’re expecting a peak at the end of April.
- A mobile testing site is available at Bay Plaza AMC in the Bronx by appointment only.
- New York City playgrounds are expected to close soon.
- The Wimbledon tournament has been cancelled.
- Almost 100 sailors on Navy ship USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for COVID-19.
- West Virginia has prohibited all elective surgeries, including abortions.
- Florida’s stay-at-home order goes into effect on Friday.
- Nearly 300 US Department of Homeland Security employees are positive for COVID-19.
- Germany has extended social distancing to April 19.