- Parking regulations in Jersey City are suspended, included meters and residential zone parking.
- The number of total statewide cases is now 890. There are 2 additional deaths, bringing the total fatalities to 11. The rise is the number of positive cases are a result of more testing and results coming in from private labs.
- Hudson County now has 9 additional cases, bringing the total up to 82.
- Murphy planning to tighten social distancing rules by this weekend.
- Fees for coronavirus testing are waived in New Jersey for uninsured individuals.
- Helen’s Pizza is giving away free rolls of toilet paper in their store.
- The Bergen Community College testing facility in Paramus reached capacity by noon. 600 people were successfully tested. Individuals waiting to be tested were instructed to return Saturday morning. Residents who seek testing must be a New Jersey resident and have the appropriate symptoms.
- Testing will begin at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel on Monday.
- Liberty Science Center is donating medical/cleaning supplies to their local hospital.
- Home Depot is donating N95 masks for healthcare professionals.
- The Grind Shop is selling 2.5lb and 5lb bags of coffee.
National + International
- The US now has approximately 16,300 cases.
- New York will be on lockdown starting Saturday, March 21st. All non-essential businesses have been asked to close. “Grocery stores, pharmacies, utilities, Internet service providers, and restaurants with delivery” will still be open.
- California ordered a lockdown on the whole state and it will stay in place until further notice.
- Illinois has announced a stay-at-home order for the state.
- Tax Day is expected to move from April 15 to July 15.
- World Health Organization is urging everyone to take care of their physical health and mental health.
"1⃣ eat a healthy & nutritious diet, which helps your immune system to function properly.
2⃣ limit your alcohol consumption & avoid sugary drinks.
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 20, 2020
- 2 individuals connected to the Pentagon have tested positive – an Air Force service member and Air Force contractor.
- The TSA has now report 14 cases, included 2 new ones – one in New York and one in Atlanta.
- Hong Kong reported 48 new cases, its biggest jump so far.
- Trump does not find a national lockdown necessary at the time.
- Non-essential travel is restricted between the US and Mexico.
- Standardized testing requirements will not be enforced by the Department of Education. Interest on federal student loans are currently waived, and payments are suspended for 60 days.