Ridgewoood NJ, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 125, imposing additional mitigation requirements on NJ TRANSIT and all private carriers to limit the spread of COVID-19. The order also outlines specific policies on restaurants that have remained open for takeout orders.
“We must continue our commitment to do everything we can to flatten the curve and defeat this virus,” said Governor Murphy. “With these additional requirements, we are aggressively reducing the spread of the virus to protect New Jersey residents.”
Ridgewood NJ, NJ TRANSIT is urging all riders to wear a face covering. It’s an additional, voluntary public health measure that CDC says can #SlowTheSpread. ESSENTIAL TRAVEL ONLY, please. Learn to make your own cloth mask at: https://youtu.be/tPx1yqvJgf4. Thanks for
Ridgewood NJ, Gov. Murphy often showed his disdain for taxpayers when he told business leaders that New Jersey may not be their state if they are concerned about tax rates. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy love raising taxes and has even managed to raise taxes during the coronavirus pandemic . But high taxes apparently cant buy you everything and New Jersey needs help with its antiquated computer systems .How antiquated , so old in fact the states main frames use a 1950 computer language known as COBOL.
Ridgewoood NJ, according to Rasmussen Reports ,voters question how long the United States can remain locked down because of the coronavirus, and most share President Trump’s worry that the government may go too far in its efforts to defeat the disease.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that only 36% of Likely U.S. Voters think the United States can afford to remain largely shutdown for an indefinite period of time to limit the spread of the coronavirus. A plurality (46%) believes America can’t afford an indefinite shutdown, while 18% are not sure.
New York NY , The Military Sealift Command hospital ship, USNS Comfort (T-AH 20), departed Naval Station Norfolk today for New York City in support of the nation’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) response efforts.
The USNS Comfort is set to dock some time around 10 a.m. and it will be ready to take in patients within 24 hours. While the ship won’t be able to treat people with COVID-19, its 1,000 beds and 12 operation rooms are ready to bolster the health care system. The Comfort, along with USNS Mercy, which was sent to the West Coast, will be able to treat anyone from minor cases to patients in critical condition.
The ship will serve as a referral hospital for patients not infected with COVID-19, providing a full spectrum of medical care to include general surgeries, critical care and ward care for adults, while allowing shore-based civilian hospitals to focus on their medical care devoted to the treatment of COVID 19 patients.
Wyckoff NJ, some good working from home tips from the Wyckoff police Department :
Good afternoon hard working at home residents! With the ongoing quarantine still in effect, we are aware that many of you may now work from home. For those of you who are adjusting to your “new norm” you may quickly realize that this presents you with new hurdles and experiences to overcome and we want to help!
Unfortunately, working from home can present some new technology vulnerabilities. Criminals, who never take a day off, could see this as an opportunity to attack your business and personal accounts. Fortunately enough, Wyckoff Police doesn’t take days off either. Below you will find a document that was prepared to help arm those who are both experienced and new to working at home with the best strategies to manage the various platforms you may now be working from.
Trenton NJ, Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (all R-Monmouth) call on Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner and New Jersey Turnpike Authority Chair Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti to halt hearings and plans to increase tolls during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Ridgewood NJ, the CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately. This Domestic Travel Advisory does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health professionals, financial services, and food supply. These employees of critical infrastructure, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security (https://www.cisa.gov/publication/guidance-essential-critical-infrastructure-workforceexternal icon) have a special responsibility to maintain normal work schedule. The Governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will have full discretion to implement this Domestic Travel Advisory.
Ridgewood NJ, Beginning Monday, March 30th,NJ TRANSIT will adjust its weekday bus service to a special schedule to accommodate essential travel due to the decline in ridership related to COVID-19. Complete weekday bus schedules are available on njtransit.com by clicking HERE.
Fort Lee NJ, in a letter Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton told New York and New Jersey congressional representatives that the agency needed nearly $2 billion in aid following sharp revenue declines in March across its various transportation assets. Cotton said vehicle traffic on the bi-state agency’s crossings is down 22% compared to a year ago while ridership on the PATH rail transit has dropped 75%.
Fort Lee NJ, Drivers between New York and New Jersey will not be able to pay with cash going forward. The Port Authority announced , “All Port Authority Crossings to NY now have cashless tolling. EZ Pass or tolls by mail. Vehicles should keep moving through the toll plaza at safe speeds.”
The shift to electronic toll collection at the George Washington Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel and Holland Tunnel starting 9 p.m. on Sunday. License plate images will be captured for drivers without E-ZPass and bills will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle.
Discount programs, including carpool rates, will also be temporarily suspended.
Ridgewood NJ, NJ Transit is seeking $1.25 billion of federal aid to make up for a plunge in fare revenue in the wake of the new coronavirus, according to a letter the agency sent to the state’s congressional delegation.
Ridgewood NJ, Beginning Friday, March 20th, NJ TRANSIT’s rail lines, with the exception of the Atlantic City Rail Line (ACRL), will operate on a weekend schedule with slight modifications. Customers are strongly encouraged to sign up for My Transit alerts and activate push notifications on the mobile app to receive the latest status of the system.RAIL:
Fort lee NJ , Rick Cotton, Executive Director of the Port Authority has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The Port Authority released the following statement :
“As Governor Cuomo announced today, Rick Cotton, Executive Director of the Port Authority has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Mr. Cotton is currently asymptomatic and has self-quarantined at his home while maintaining a full schedule. Any staff members who have had close contact with him in recent days are also working from home as they follow the guidelines and protocols put in place by the New York State Department of Health.”
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