TRENTON – Gov. Phil Murphy right now signed Executive Order No. 138, which extends the Public Well being Emergency declared on March 9 (Government Order No. 103), and prolonged on April 7 (Government Order No. 119). Below the Emergency Well being Powers Act, a declared public well being emergency expires after 30 days until renewed, which is what the governor did right now.
“Extending this declaration ensures that we will proceed utilizing each useful resource at our disposal to mitigate the unfold of COVID-19,” Gov. Murphy mentioned at his every day COVID-19 press convention on Wednesday, Might 6. “I wish to be certain that this extension will not be interpreted to imply that we’re reconsidering our path ahead or altering course on the ideas I laid out final week within the Road Back plan. We are going to proceed to face by these ideas and shield public well being as we responsibly take steps to get the economic system transferring once more.”
Government Order No. 138 extends all Government Orders issued below the Governor’s authority below the Emergency Well being Powers Act. It additionally extends all actions taken by any Government Department departments and companies in response to the Public Well being Emergency offered by the COVID-19 outbreak.
“If this extension alerts one factor, it’s this – we will’t hand over one bit on the one factor that we all know is working on this battle: social distancing,” Gov. Murphy mentioned. “Keep in mind, within the absence of a vaccine, and even confirmed therapeutics for COVID19, our solely treatment is social distancing.”
The governor additionally introduced right now that the state as 1,513 new constructive #COVID19 circumstances, bringing New Jersey’s whole to 131,890. He additionally reported one other 308 deaths, bringing the state’s whole of lack of life to eight,549.
“We proceed to see the every day counts of recent circumstances leveling, whilst extra testing websites proceed to come back on-line. The speed of positivity amongst those that are examined additionally continues to lower,” Gov. Murphy mentioned. “Even with the excellent news we see from our well being techniques, we can not overlook that there are households throughout this state who’re receiving the worst potential information.”
Different statistics: 1,549 sufferers had been reported in both essential or intensive care – down by roughly 25% from simply three weeks in the past. 1,146 ventilators are presently in use, a quantity that continues to say no.
“As of 10:00 PM final evening, 5,221 COVID19 sufferers had been being handled in our hospitals. This curve continues its regular general decline,” the governor mentioned.
Responding to the excessive toll that the coronavirus has taken on the aged, Gov. Murphy introduced that the state is bringing on a nationally skilled group of specialists to assist us sort out the challenges at our long-term care services, and shield the residents and workers at these services. Main the group might be Cindy Mann, a 30-year knowledgeable in well being coverage and former Deputy Administrator on the Facilities for Medicare & Medicaid Companies below President Obama, and Carole Raphael, former CEO and President of Visiting Nurse Service of New York and the previous Board Chair of AARP.
“Their focus: to present fast help to the NJ Division of Well being, to conduct a two-to-three week evaluate to deal with fast considerations associated to defending long-term care facility residents and staffs as we glance to restart our economic system, and to make long-term, systemic reform suggestions,” the governor mentioned.
Moreover, on Wednesday, Gov. Murphy continued lobbying for federal help for New Jersey.
“We’d like expansive and direct federal funding for states to assist help the heroes getting us by means of COVID19 – from the police, EMS, and well being care staff on the entrance traces, to the educators holding our youngsters on monitor,” Gov. Murphy tweeted.
COVID-19 Constructive Check Circumstances (by County)
Atlantic: 1,246 • Bergen: 16,520 • Burlington: three,235 • Camden: four,307 • Cape Might: 378 • Cumberland: 1,zero59 • Essex: 14,951 • Gloucester: 1,499 • Hudson: 16,197 • Hunterdon: 682 • Mercer: four,860 • Middlesex: 13,254 • Monmouth: 6,552 • Morris: 5,655 • Ocean: 7,125 • Passaic: 13,971 • Salem: 353 • Somerset: three,860 • Sussex: 995 • Union: 13,604 • Warren: 993 • Below Investigation: 594
COVID-19 Deaths in New Jersey (by County)
Atlantic: 54 • Bergen: 1,289 • Burlington: 177 • Camden: 189 • Cape Might: 28 • Cumberland: 25 • Essex: 1,349 • Gloucester: 63 • Hudson: 903 • Hunterdon: 39 • Mercer: 298 • Middlesex: 706 • Monmouth: 417 • Morris: 491 • Ocean: 483 • Passaic: 690 • Salem: 17 • Somerset: 315 • Sussex: 122 • Union: 800 • Warren: 94
“Whereas numbers are pointing us in the appropriate route, they nonetheless imply that 1000’s of our fellow New Jerseyans are nonetheless within the hospital battling #COVID19,” Murphy mentioned. “That is why I wanted to increase the general public well being emergency.”
In the course of the press convention, Gov. Murphy gave a shout-put to the scholars of St. Joseph High School in Metuchen who raised greater than $20,00zero in simply two days for PPE for our well being care heroes at JFK Medical Middle in Edison.
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