As if the continuing COVID-19 crisis wasn’t enough, this week Hurricane Isaias resulted in dangerously high winds that knocked out power for over 1 million New Jersey households. Governor Murphy and his team are working around the clock along with utility providers like PSE&G, JCP&L and others to restore power to every resident who still has not been restored.
Of course, even with a hurricane to deal with the Governor is continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation. The state’s rate of transmission, or Rt, continues to be above 1.0 which means that each person who contracts the virus is spreading it to more than one other person. We all need to do our part to lower that number below 1.0 — make sure to wear a mask when in public, practice social distancing and do not host or attend large indoor gatherings or parties, many of which have been tied to new COVID-19 outbreaks.
For up to date information regarding new cases and directives regarding coronavirus, visit the state’s dedicated COVID-19 Information Hub or follow Governor Murphy’s official pages on social media.