NEW JERSEY — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New Jersey. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.
The state has launched its own specific coronavirus website.
Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order directing all New Jersey residents to stay at home and all non-essential businesses to close amid the coronavirus outbreak.
- There are 442 new cases in New Jersey. The total case count is at least 1,327.
- There are five new coronavirus deaths, bringing the state's death toll to 16.
- Of the five new deaths, three were from long-term care facilities. The state health commissioner said those deaths are particularly concerning because of the vulnerable populations in those facilities.
- A stay-at-home order has been issued for all New Jersey residents.
- All non-essential businesses must close by 9 p.m. Saturday.
- For a list of essential business that will stay open, click here.
- All gatherings, including weddings and parties, are canceled until further notice.
- Residents can go outside for exercise, grocery shopping and other essential services but must practice social distancing.
- The state has identified 1,900 new hospital beds that can be converted to ICU beds to treat COVID-19 patients.
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The drive-thru coronavirus testing site in Paramus closed Saturday after administering 350 tests in about 2 1/2 hours.
Murphy mandated the indefinite closure of all municipal, county and state public libraries as well as private and higher education libraries and computer labs.
“I know libraries are a critical part of the fabric of our communities, but we must slow the spread of #COVID19,” Murphy tweeted.
I just mandated the indefinite closure of ALL— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) March 21, 2020
📚Municipal, county, and State public libraries
📚Libraries and computer labs at public & private higher ed institutions
I know libraries are a critical part of the fabric of our communities, but we must slow the spread of #COVID19.
New Jersey's first drive-thru coronavirus testing site at Bergen County Community College in Paramus reopened Saturday morning. Officials expect to administer 350 tests.
The site launched on Friday and closed in a matter of hours after hitting its testing capacity, officials said. Murphy said 600 people were tested, which the governor expressed satisfaction with.
The drive-thru facility has the capacity to collect 2,500 specimens per week. Murphy reiterated that only those in need of tests should get tests.
The facility is located on Lots B & C of the Paramus campus on 400 Paramus Rd.
A second FEMA testing site will open Monday at the PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel.
Call New Jersey's coronavirus hotline at 1-800-222-1222. You can also click here for additional information.