New Jersey’s First Lady Tammy Murphy shared a new campaign to get people to wear masks.
“As we enter the holiday season, it’s important to stay vigilant about COVID-19. Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Jon Stewart teamed up with New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund and New Jersey Department of Health to remind you to wear a friggin’ mask!” she writes.
The reminder comes as New Jersey says it will issue new information regarding travel.
“We will no longer utilize previously outlined metrics to inform our travel advisory. All non-essential interstate travel is strongly discouraged,” said Gov. Phil Murphy. “Individuals should continue to follow the state’s current guidance until a new policy is issued.”
Murphy also released this statement.
“As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate throughout our nation, New Jersey will no longer utilize previously outlined metrics to inform its travel advisory. Given the increased risk of spreading COVID-19 for both residents who travel outside the state and for visitors into the state, New Jersey continues to strongly discourage all non-essential interstate travel at this time. Travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) should self-quarantine at their home, hotel, or other temporary lodging for the CDC recommended period, which is currently 14 days. The Department of Health will issue additional information in the coming days regarding travel precautions. Individuals should continue to abide by the state’s current guidance until a new policy is issued.”
On Wednesday, New Jersey reported 4,073 new positive cases and 50 new confirmed deaths, bringing the state’s total deaths to 15,057.