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GOV. MURPHY AND FIRST LADY ENTER SELF-QUARANTINE


Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy have shut themselves into 232f7841-c767-4c7d-94c1-8e10af2e4ad4quarantine after a staffer tested positive for COVID-19: Mike Delamater, Deputy Chief of Staff for Intergovernmental Affairs. The Murphys tested negative yesterday. Because this virus has an up-to 14-day incubation period, a negative test isn't enough to clear the slate. (TAPinto Camden / Politico / WHYY)
  • "Out of an abundance of caution and in line with the highest levels of commitment to protecting public health, the Governor and First Lady will be canceling their in-person events and voluntarily quarantining through the end of the weekend, and each will take an additional COVID-19 test before they resume any in-person engagements," a spokesman said.
More:
  • Governor to self-quarantine after senior staffer tests positive for COVID-19 (Planet Princeton) / Murphy begins self-quarantine after senior staffer tests positive for COVID / Gov. Murphy, first lady cancel events, enter coronavirus self-quarantine (TAPinto Newark) / Another senior staffer to NJ Gov. Phil Murphy has tested positive for COVID-19 (NJ.com)

STATE RELAXES RULES FOR INDOOR NURSING HOME VISITS


In response to new federal rules, the state health department issued a new directive that will expand indoor nursing room visits, under certain conditions. For example, the long-term care facility must be COVID-19 outbreak-free for at least 14 days — which is half of the previous rule, 28 days. (NorthJersey)

$300 UNEMPLOYMENT PAYMENTS ARE COMING THIS WEEK


State officials yesterday again pledged that the federal $300 unemployment benefit payment is on its way, and should be available this week. The FEMA payments have been processed. "Eligible claimants can expect to receive a lump-sum payment over the next couple of days, depending on their bank,” a state labor department spokesperson said. (NJ.com / NorthJersey)

NJ PUTS $14M IN CARES ACT FUNDS INTO JOBS PROGRAMS


The state will distribute $14 million in federal CARES Act funds in three workforce development programs:
  • $7 million for employment and training services
  • $4 million for relief employment, to hire “dislocated workers and the long-term unemployed” for “temporary jobs related to the state’s recovery”
  • $3 million for customized and on-the-job training, to cover 50% of wages during training, and the employer must commit to hire the candidate
 

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