As of 3 p.m. Monday, the state Department of Health is reporting 80 new cases of the COVID-19 virus with 178 total in New Jersey and still 2 deaths. These cases are in 14 out of 21 counties. To help stop the spread, Gov. Phil Murphy is asking everyone to simply stay home, and he’s imposing a statewide curfew for residents and discouraging all non-essential travel. The governor is banning public gatherings of 50 people or more, mirroring a recommendtion by the CDC Sunday night. Late Monday afternoon, Murphy announced all public and private schools — including colleges — will close beginning Wednesday.
8552285522March 16, 2020: NJTV News with Mary Alice WilliamsAs of 3 o'clock today the state department of health is reporting 80 NEW cases of the COVID-19 virus with 178 TOTAL here in New Jersey and still 2 deaths. These cases are in 14 out of 21 counties. To help stop the spread, Governor Murphy is asking everyone to simply stay home. Imposing a statewide curfew for residents and discouraging all non-essential travel2020-03-16 10:38 amdisabledtrue%3Cdiv%20class%3D%27cam-oembed%20%27%3E%3Ciframe%20title%3D%22March%2016%2C%202020%3A%20NJTV%20News%20with%20Mary%20Alice%20Williams%22%20width%3D%221000%22%20height%3D%22563%22%20src%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fembed%2FuXmJQ-v8SYY%3Ffeature%3Doembed%22%20frameborder%3D%220%22%20allow%3D%22accelerometer%3B%20autoplay%3B%20encrypted-media%3B%20gyroscope%3B%20picture-in-picture%22%20allowfullscreen%3E%3C%2Fiframe%3E%3C%2Fdiv%3E