Over the past couple weeks, we have continued the fight against COVID-19, while proceeding with caution as we begin to safely reopen our state. I am confident we will get through this unprecedented crisis, if we continue to work together.
I want to take a minute to provide you all with an update on what I have been doing both in South Jersey and back in Washington.
Earlier this week, I joined Camden County officials to update residents on COVID-19, including information regarding the path forward to reopening and congressional action. To watch our virtual town hall, click here.
Reopening New Jersey
On Monday, June 15, New Jersey entered Stage Two of Governor Murphy’s Restart and Recovery. Stage Two includes safely reopening outdoor dining at restaurants and indoor, non-essential retail.
Beginning on June 22, barber shops and salons will also be able to reopen. In the period to follow, the state will work toward the gradual reopening of personal care services, gyms and health clubs, at reduced capacities as the stage progresses. Starting on June 29, indoor portions of retail shopping malls may reopen at 50% capacity and masks must be worn.
As we continue to cautiously reopen, I urge you all to follow the 3 W’s: wash your hands, wear a mask and watch your distance.
Last month, the House of Representatives passed the Heroes Act, a $3 trillion relief bill package to support essential workers, help our families and local businesses, and expand testing and tracing resources to fight the disease and responsibly reopen our economy.
However, a month later and we are still waiting on the Senate to consider this crucial legislation that would provide all Americans the relief they need as we continue to fight back against the pandemic.
- The New Jersey Government has a COVID-19 website with live updates and resources here.
- All residents with questions or concerns about COVID-19 and resources available to them can call 2-1-1. NJ 211 is New Jersey’s statewide, comprehensive, information and referral service operated by United Ways of New Jersey.
- Residents call also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211.
- The Center for Disease Control has a resource page here.
- My office has a resource page here.
- Make sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter, and visit my website for updates.
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It is an honor to serve this community and we will get through this, together.
Member of Congress