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State Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday April 12, 2020 ( 13 items )  

Ariz. Gov. Ducey: New Order Increases Restrictions for Certain Out-of-State Travelers
PHOENIX, Arizona, April 8 -- Gov. Doug Ducey, R-Arizona, issued the following news release on April 7: In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, Governor Doug Ducey issued an Executive Order to increase quarantine guidelines for out-of-state travelers entering Arizona. Under the Executive Order, anyone who travels to Arizona from an area with substantial community spread through any airport in the state must isolate or quarantine themselves upon arrival for 14 days. On March 28, 2020, the   more

How Did Bronx Zoo Tiger Contract COVID-19: Rutgers University
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, April 10 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: * * * - Scientists at Rutgers-Newark say there is little evidence supporting claims of illness or transmission in house pets * * * A tiger at the Bronx Zoo recently tested positive for COVID-19, raising concerns about how the virus is transmitted between humans and animals. Angelo Soto-Centeno, an assistant professor of biology at Rutgers-Newark and postdoctoral associate Camilo Calderon-Acevedo answer some   more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Greater Weight Limit for Vehicles Carrying COVID-19 Relief Supplies
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 9 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 121, allowing an increase in the maximum weight limit on certain interstate highways and toll roads from 80,000 pounds (40 tons) tons to 92,000 pounds (46 tons) for vehicles transporting COVID-19 relief supplies. "Consistently improving our supply chain for COVID-19 relief supplies, including PPE, ventilators, and testing kits, is one of our highest  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Insurance Premium Grace Periods
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 10 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 123, extending grace periods during which certain insurance companies, including health insurers, life insurers, and property and casualty insurers, will not be able to cancel policies for nonpayment of premiums. "We know the stringent measures we've put in place to combat COVID-19 have resulted in a loss of income and financial hardship for many,"  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 8 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 119, which extends the Public Health Emergency declared on March 9, 2020 through Executive Order No. 103. Under the Emergency Health Powers Act, a declared public health emergency expires after 30 days unless renewed. "While we have taken aggressive action in our fight against COVID-19, we must continue to use every resource at our disposal to flat  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order Extending Statutory Deadlines for School Districts Whose Elections Were Moved From April to May
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 8 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 116, extending certain statutory deadlines for school districts with elections in May, including 1) the governing body of the municipality presenting and certifying a tax levy to the county board of taxation and 2) districts giving notice to nontenured teaching staff members whether they will be employed for the following year. Governor Murphy previo  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order to Cease All Non-Essential Construction Projects to Limit Spread of COVID-19
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 9 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 122, ceasing all non-essential construction projects and imposing additional mitigation requirements on essential retail businesses and essential industries to limit the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey. The order also outlines specific protections and policies for all essential retail, manufacturing, and warehousing businesses, as well as businesses  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order to Strengthen Coronavirus Response Efforts by Allowing Certain Retirees to Return to Public Employment
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 7 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release on April 6: * * * - Executive Order Allows Retirees to Return to Public Employment Without Impacting Their Retirement Pensions; Removes Restrictions on Law Enforcement's Ability to Temporarily Supplement Their Ranks * * * To further strengthen the ability of New Jersey's public workforce to respond to COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 115, allowing retirees to return to S  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order Waiving Student Assessment Requirements for 2019-2020 School Year
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 8 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 117, which waives 2019-2020 statutory school year assessment requirements for eighth grade students and twelfth grade students who have not yet met the graduation assessment requirement due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. "As a state, we must continue to adapt to the new reality that COVID-19 has created in our state, a task that our students and  more

New Mexico State University Professor, Orthodox Priest Adapts to New Technology to Teach Old Testament
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico, April 8 -- New Mexico State University issued the following news: Like many faculty members at New Mexico State University, Gabriel Rochelle was a bit apprehensive about moving his course on the Old Testament to the Zoom online platform. "I've been teaching online on a variety of platforms for the past 10 years," said Rochelle, pastor of St Anthony of the Desert Orthodox Mission and a religious studies professor in the NMSU Honors College. "I also teach in New Jersey, a  more

Rutgers University Researcher Partners With NYU in Creating Sleep Apnea Machine Alternative to Ventilators, Virus-Trapping Hood
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, April 10 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: * * * - The designs, using readily available components, will be free to medical personnel * * * A Rutgers researcher is testing modified sleep apnea machines intended to help relieve the shortage of mechanical ventilators for COVID-19 patients. After testing for safety and efficacy, the design will be available free to medical professionals and can be created quickly using readily available components. It   more

Rutgers University: How Old are Whale Sharks, Nuclear Bomb Legacy Reveals Their Age
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, April 9 [TNSbiologyresearch] -- Rutgers University issued the following news: * * * - Cold War testing radioactivity used to determine longevity of largest fish on Earth * * * Nuclear bomb tests during the Cold War in the 1950s and 1960s have helped scientists accurately estimate the age of whale sharks, the biggest fish in the seas, according to a Rutgers-led study. It's the first time the age of this majestic species has been verified. One whale shark was an est  more

Rutgers University: How to Practice Self-Care During Pandemic
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, April 10 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: * * * - A Rutgers expert discusses how to maintain self-care habits during the public health crisis * * * Coping with a public health emergency can be stressful as people try to manage the uncertainty about the future, health concerns, financial instability, access to resources and what to expect as we move forward. Ann Murphy, director of the Northeast & Caribbean Mental Health Technology Transfer Center a  more