Starting Wednesday July 15th capacity limits on all New Jersey Transit trains, buses, light rail, and access link vehicles will be lifted but face coverings will be required.
Governor Murphy is also postponing all upcoming local elections to November. He says the state is still weighing the public health challenges of in-person voting and how to keep our rate of transmission from spiking as we continue reopening. That number declined from last week and is back below one at .91. That means, on average every infected resident is spreading the virus to less than one other person. New Jersey is now back on track to contain COVID-19, according to independent health researches at COVID Act Now, a widely credited database that shows only two other states in the same standing. It credits the transmission rate for the ranking.
Today health officials reported 231 new positive tests today for a cumulative total of more than 175,500 with 22 new deaths announced. That means there are now 15,560 confirmed and probable fatalities reported due to the coronavirus.