New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said he does not know when non-essential businesses will be able to reopen again.
Murphy told reporters Tuesday that he could not give a date yet, but stressed that it was something his administration was looking at “very carefully.”
“We are not out of the woods here,” Murphy said.
“I think we have flattened the curve,” he added. “But we’re still not in the end zone.”
Long-term care facilities: New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli announced today that the state was planning to conduct coronavirus testing at 74 long term care facilities in the next two weeks, prioritizing facilities with fewer cases so that immediate action could be taken to increase infection control protocols and further prevent the spread of the disease.
Both Murphy and Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said the state’s investigation into long-term care facilities was in its first phase, and that for many facilities, the coronavirus pandemic was likely the “equivalent of a 500 year flood.”