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Posted on: August 14, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Week of August 10: COVID-19 Update

Today Governor Murphy announced that there were 585 new positive cases and an additional 10 confirmed deaths resulting from COVID-19. To date, there have been 187,164 confirmed cases, and 14,064 confirmed deaths. There are also 1,839 probable deaths associated with the virus. The rate of transmission is at .92.

Since our last update, Governor Murphy issued the following executive orders:

Executive Order 174: Declares State of Emergency in Response to Hurricane Isaias.

Executive Order 175: Open New Jersey’s Schools For In-Person Instruction Subject to Critical Health and Safety Protocols.

Executive Order 176: Lifts State of Emergency Declared in Response to Hurricane Isaias.

In addition, the Governor announced today that he will be issuing an executive order later today regarding the November election being conducted, primarily, through vote-by-mail. In his announcement the Governor noted that all voters will receive a mail in ballot on October 5, that each municipality must have at a minimum one polling location open, all public schools will be closed for in person learning on November 3 to allow for in-person voting, and the new online voter registration system will be available on September 4.

See the League’s COVID-19 page for all our resources and communications.

Contact: Michael F. Cerra, Executive Director,, 609-695-3481 x120.

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