Gov. Murphy: Review of New Jersey’s COVID-19 response could begin within days

Gov. Murphy first announced in April 2020 that the state would have a full examination of how it handled the pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Nov 15, 2022, 11:12 PM

Updated 610 days ago

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Gov. Phil Murphy says that the state’s long-promised but delayed review of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic could begin within days.
Murphy first announced in April 2020 that the state would have a full examination of how it handled the pandemic and said repeatedly since that he was “committed” to an investigation.
The governor said on Tuesday that the start of the review has taken longer than he wished.
"It’s just taking longer to make sure this is exactly what the doctor ordered, no pun intended. That it’s independent, that it’s comprehensive, that it’s both a look back but also it hopefully ends up with a playbook on how future governors – administrations - can handle something like this,” he said.
Murphy said previously that the review would include a look into the deaths at nursing homes. The state attorney general’s office launched an investigation into nursing home misconduct in May 2020.


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