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State Tipoffs Involving New Jersey Newsletter for Sunday May 03, 2020 ( 17 items )  

Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Announces Contact Tracing Pilot Program Supported by Mayor Mike Bloomberg to Begin in Coming Weeks
ALBANY, New York, May 2 -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D-New York, issued the following news release: Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York's contact tracing pilot program, with leadership from Mayor Mike Bloomberg, will begin in the coming weeks. This nation-leading tracing program will focus on areas with the highest rates of infection and on regions where data shows could be the first to open. The program will operate through the next flu season, and it   more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Administration Deploys Essential Equipment to Help Meet Need for N95 Respirators
TRENTON, New Jersey, May 2 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: The Murphy Administration announced that the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, with the assistance of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and The Defense Logistics Agency, has secured the Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System (CCDS) to assist healthcare providers, first responders, and other agencies in decontaminating and preserving critically needed N95 respirators at  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy and Superintendent Callahan Announce Clarifications to List of Essential Businesses Permitted to Operate
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 28 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan announced an Administrative Order clarifying which businesses are permitted to operate and ways in which certain businesses may operate in accordance with Executive Order 107. The Administrative Order states the following: * 1) Pet grooming businesses, pet daycare, and pet boarding businesses and 2) stores that   more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Announces 'The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health'
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 28 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy announced his vision, "The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health," to restart New Jersey and put the state on the road to recovery. Governor Murphy outlined six key principles and benchmarks to guide the process for restoring New Jersey's economic health by ensuring public health. "Our priority is to use science, data, and facts to put New Jersey on the   more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Extends Carry Permits for Retired Law Enforcement Officers, Creates Process for Carry Permit Applicants to Demonstrate Qualifications
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 28 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release on April 27: Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 129, which extends Retired Officer Carry Permits by a period of 90 days until after the ongoing Public Health Emergency ends. The order also creates a process for individuals seeking to obtain or renew a Carry Permit to demonstrate the ability to safely handle and use a handgun as required by existing law. "Retired law enforcement officers s  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Names Commission to Advise on Restart and Recovery of State Economy
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 29 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release on April 28: Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order creating a commission charged with advising the administration on the timing and preparation for New Jersey's recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown. The Governor's Restart and Recovery Commission will be comprised of 21 members, all with a vast wealth of experience in health care, business, finance, academics, and economics and will be cha  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Electronic Petition Submission and Signature Collection for Initiatives, Referenda
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 30 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 132, allowing county and municipal clerks to accept initiative and referendum petitions electronically, and allowing signatures for these petitions to be collected electronically. "Now is not the time for anyone to be going door-to-door to campaign or collect signatures for any purpose," said Governor Murphy. "By allowing this process to move forwa  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order Allowing Municipalities to Extend Grace Period for May 1 Property Tax Payments Until June 1
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 29 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 130, which allows municipalities to extend the grace period for property tax payments due on May 1st to June 1st. Such an extension would provide much-needed relief to homeowners struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. "Allowing municipalities the option of extending the grace period for May property tax payments is the right thing   more

N.J. Gov. Murphy Signs Executive Order Reopening State Parks and Golf Courses
TRENTON, New Jersey, April 30 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release on April 29: Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 133, reopening state parks and golf courses, and restoring the authority of county governments to determine whether county parks will be open or closed. The order takes effect at sunrise on Saturday, May 2. "We understand that New Jerseyans want to get outside and get some fresh air as the weather warms up," said Governor Murphy. "Howe  more

N.J. Gov. Murphy: Corrections Department to Begin Universal COVID-19 Testing, Launches Non-Congregate Housing Program for First Responders
TRENTON, New Jersey, May 2 -- Gov. Phil Murphy, D-New Jersey, issued the following news release: The New Jersey Department of Corrections (NJDOC), in partnership with Rutgers University Correctional Healthcare (UCHC) and Accurate Diagnostics Lab, has announced plans to provide COVID-19 tests to staff, inmates, and residents on-site at each of NJDOC's facilities and halfway houses. The plan leverages the FDA-approved Rutgers saliva test administered to NJDOC's staff of approximately 8,000 emplo  more

Princeton Reacts to China's Response to COVID-19
PRINCETON, New Jersey, April 28 -- Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs issued the following news release: As the rest of the world struggles to combat Covid-19, China, where the virus originated in late 2019, appears to have made significant strides to quell the virus. As a result, researchers, health care professionals, and policymakers around the world are looking for the lessons learned from China's experience. We asked faculty expert Rory Truex,  more

Princeton University-Woodrow Wilson School Reacts: Family Health During Global Pandemic
PRINCETON, New Jersey, April 28 -- Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs issued the following news release: Access to comprehensive, quality health care is critical for promoting and maintaining health and well-being. Yet, under normal circumstances, health care accessibility is an issue for many in the United States. Covid-19 brings new challenges for low-income families, expecting mothers, and others at higher risk for serious illness. We asked facu  more

Princeton: To Combat COVID-19, Behavioral Pitfalls Must Be Addressed
PRINCETON, New Jersey, April 28 [TNSmedicalresearch] -- Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs issued the following news release: During any crisis, timely, and sometimes life-altering, decisions must be made, requiring an extreme amount of sound judgment under uncertainty. The Covid-19 pandemic is no different. In a commentary piece for The Lancet, researchers from Princeton University and the Sunnybrook Research Institute review eight behavioral pitf  more

Rutgers University: Great New Way to Paint 3D-Printed Objects
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, April 29 [TNSscientificresearch] -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Rutgers engineers have created a highly effective way to paint complex 3D-printed objects, such as lightweight frames for aircraft and biomedical stents, that could save manufacturers time and money and provide new opportunities to create "smart skins" for printed parts. The findings are published in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces (https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/a  more

Rutgers University: Mental Health Providers Face Challenges Adapting to Pandemic
NEW BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, April 30 -- Rutgers University issued the following news: Some community-based mental health providers throughout New Jersey don't have the funds necessary for the telehealth technology needed to reach patients or the personal protective equipment (PPE) required to protect its staff, according to a Rutgers survey. The Rutgers School of Health Professions surveyed mental health providers - who work primarily in outpatient department day programs, through mobile outrea  more

Stevens Leads First NSF Center Devoted to Financial Technology and Science
HOBOKEN, New Jersey, April 30 -- Stevens Institute of Technology issued the following news release: In one of the strongest acknowledgements that finance has transformed from a low-tech field to one that relies on some of the most sophisticated technology in the world, the National Science Foundation has selected Stevens Institute of Technology to lead the first-ever industry-university cooperative research center, or IUCRC, devoted to financial technology and science. The five-year award crea  more

West Virginia University Business Experts Partner With the National Guard to Forecast PPE Needs
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia, April 28 -- West Virginia University issued the following story: When COVID-19 started depleting stockpiles of medical gear in hotspots like New York and New Jersey, the West Virginia National Guard took notice - and reached out to experts at the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University to help prevent that from happening in the Mountain State. Within days, the College, in conjunction with the National Guard, developed a data-drive  more