Gov. Murphy 'confident' NJ students will be back in school for fall

Posted at 10:06 AM, Jun 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-26 10:06:14-04

NEW JERSEY — With summer now underway, many New Jersey parents and students are wondering what the future holds for school in the fall.

Gov. Phil Murphy spoke with the PIX11 Morning News Friday, saying he and the commissioner of education will reveal more about the state's plans for public school reopenings at his daily briefing.

While he couldn't reveal details, Murphy said he's "confident we'll be back in school when we open up again in late August."

In the more immediate future, next week is a big step in New Jersey's reopening as malls, indoor dining, museums, casinos and amusement parks are set to return in some form.

Murphy said the emphasis will be on limiting capacity, social distancing, wearing face coverings indoors and increased disinfecting.

The governor said he encourages people to wear masks outside, but stressed it's most important to wear them when inside and close to other people.

Murphy also spoke on the travel advisory New Jersey announced earlier this week alongside New York and Connecticut, requiring travelers coming from states with high COVID-19 rates to quarantine for 14 days.