Today Governor Murphy announced that there were 313 new positive cases and an additional 13 confirmed deaths resulting from COVID-19. To date, there have been 188,817 confirmed cases, and 14,112 confirmed deaths. There are also 1,839 probable deaths associated with the virus. The rate of transmission is at 1.04.
Since our last update, Governor Murphy issued the following executive orders:
Executive Order 177: Executive Order to Protect Public Health by Mailing Every Active Registered Voter a VBM Ballot Ahead of the General Election. Please see our Town Crier blog post for more on this order.
Executive Order 178: Executive Order Extending Certain Statutory Deadlines Across State Government
On Tuesday, the Governor will present a new budget message for Fiscal Year 2021 (October 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021) at SHI Stadium, Rutgers University in Piscataway. The League will provide an overview to you by Wednesday.
The New Jersey unemployment rate dropped 3% in July. During that time the State added nearly 130,000 new jobs. However, there was a net loss of 16,800 jobs in the public sector, attributed mostly to local governments.
Contact: Michael F. Cerra, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 609-695-3481 x120.