Gov. Murphy secures FEMA money through end of May for coronavirus testing sites

The FEMA coronavirus testing sites around New Jersey now have federal money to stay open for at least seven more weeks after Gov. Phil Murphy secured FEMA money through the end of May.

News 12 Staff

Apr 7, 2020, 12:32 PM

Updated 1,469 days ago

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The FEMA coronavirus testing sites around New Jersey now have federal money to stay open for at least seven more weeks after Gov. Phil Murphy secured FEMA money through the end of May.
Gov. Phil Murphy and Sen. Cory Booker took part in a video conference call Monday with Vice President Mike Pence and members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. On the call, Gov. Murphy says he secured the FEMA money.
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Sen. Booker will join the governor Wednesday at 10:15 a.m. in touring the field medical station at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison. The station is located in the rear of Raritan Center, the very large industrial park in Edison.
The governor says if residents keep up the current social distancing practices, we can get through the peak with the hospital beds that are being prepared, which includes new wings, reinstated buildings, and field medical stations.
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Currently, a field hospital is open at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus. The hospital is for patients not diagnosed with COVID-19. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers worked with FEMA to get everything ready. The goal is to help local hospitals that are reaching maximum capacity.
Another field hospital is coming to the Atlantic City Convention Center, and should be open by next week.


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