New Jersey reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations for first time since July
New Jersey is reporting more than 1,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations for the first time since July 3. Today’s number is 1,010.
The news comes as Gov. Phil Murphy announced an executive order to protect the health and safety of New Jersey’s workers, including health screenings prior to every shift and social distancing practices.
The governor says today’s executive order establishes workplace health and safety standards that will cover all New Jersey-based workers in both the private and public sectors, as well as create a collaborative enforcement mechanism to ensure complaints and reports of noncompliance are properly addressed.
The executive order also ensures workers are informed of their rights, and that employers are informed of their obligations
The standards require, at a minimum, all workers undergo a health screening prior to every shift, and everyone present at the workplace maintain at least six feet of distance from one another to the maximum extent possible.
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