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- Murphy has reported 7 additional deaths. Total casualties for COVID-19 in NJ: 27. Total cases in New Jersey: 2,844
- There are currently 190 cases in Hudson County.
- A testing center in Hudson County will open on March 24th at the Hudson Regional Hospital in Secaucus. You must be a Hudson County resident or serving the county as a first responder and must be exhibiting symptoms. Visits are by appointment only – call 201-388-1097. The testing center is open from 10AM to 5PM.
- The PNC Bank Arts Center testing site officially opened. It hit capacity within the first half-hour.
- 2 Jersey City officers are in serious condition. 16 others are quarantined. 42 officers are out with various symptoms. 24 other officers have recovered.
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We gave a press update this morning on public safety for Jersey City. This continues to be my biggest priority and I thought it would be helpful for the public to have transparency into challenges we are facing and actions we are taking Here is where we stand currently: - 2 officers Covid positive + serious, – 16 officers quarantined – 42 officers out w/various symptoms – 24 officers had symptoms but recovered/returned to work – we have have changed protocols for police 2 person cars, – we are deep cleaning all precincts – roll call changes as officers now come in on staggered times to promote social distancing – we are equipped with PPE for our first responders Most importantly we remain thankful for all the first responders that continue to do their part under difficult circumstances. Stay safe and keep practicing good social distancing
- As of today, Jersey City Public Schools will continue to be closed through April 17th.
- Jersey City will hold its first Municipal Council meeting virtually on March 25th at 6PM. You can watch the live stream here: http://www.jerseycitynj.gov/vcm.
- Councilman Rolando Lavarro believes he has COVID-19 and is awaiting test results.
- Fulop is reopening public showers for the homeless as well as supplying meals, providing personal hygiene kits, and working toward securing temporary housing.
- 1,000 inmates from New Jersey county jails will be released. Inmates being released would be tied to low-level, non-violent crimes.
- Lynn Hazan and Bryan Kuan started raising funds through GoFundMe to go toward buying food and supplies for organizations and individuals in need.
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We are raising funds to purchase food & necessities to our local hospital workers, homeless shelters, police & fire dept and to anyone in need of help. Myself & @premierevibes will be distributing daily. With the funds we raise we will use it to buy food from local businesses to also help support them during this time. PLEASE SHARE!! Anything helps!! #JerseyCity
National + International
- New York City reports over 12,000 total cases.
- The World Health Organization is enroll patients for their coronavirus treatment trial.
- Over 13,000 US citizens abroad are trying to get back home.
- Senate struggles to pass a coronavirus aid bill as Democrats argue that the bill doesn’t benefit families and healthcare providers as much as it benefits companies.
- TikTok donated $10 million toward supplies for medical workers.
- The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be postponed, likely to 2021.
- South Africa is under lockdown for 3 weeks, ending on April 16th.
- Italy reported 600+ more deaths this morning.