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Governor closes casinos, bars, restaurants amid COVID-19 fears

Atlantic City’s casinos will close at 8 p.m. Monday, the governor announced in an effort to stave off the coronavirus’ spread.The announcement was made during a joint media call with Gov. Phil Murphy, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont.The governors said with no nationwide protocols, they decided to come together in … Read more Governor closes casinos, bars, restaurants amid COVID-19 fears

Plans for Municipal and Superior courts

Superior and municipal courts have issued plans for dealing with the coronavirus.Municipal courts will begin a two-week suspension Monday for those scheduled to appear before a municipal court to contest a traffic or parking ticket, or minor local ordinance violation.“As part of our continuing response to the spread of COVID-19, we are suspending municipal court … Read more Plans for Municipal and Superior courts

State suspends prison visits due to COVID-19

The state Department of Corrections has temporarily suspended prison visits due to COVID-19.The halt will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday and last 30 days.“We recognize that families are a critical support to the population in our care,” NJDOC Commissioner Marcus O. Hicks said. “However, ensuring the health and safety of our inmate population, residents, staff … Read more State suspends prison visits due to COVID-19

Mainland schools closing for COVID-19

Schools in Northfield, Linwood and Somers Point will close for two weeks beginning Monday, in light of growing concerns over the novel strain of coronavirus.”Even though, at this time, there are no confirmed cases in Atlantic County, we are acting with an abundance of caution to address the spread of COVID-19 and to help protect … Read more Mainland schools closing for COVID-19

All schools will eventually close for COVID-19, governor says

School closings to deal with the novel strain of coronavirus will eventually happen, Gov. Phil Murphy said during a news conference Friday.In what have become daily updates from the governor, he announced there are 21 more confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 21.”It’s a when, not an if,” Murphy said, adding that, … Read more All schools will eventually close for COVID-19, governor says