‘This is a pandemic still with us’: Neighboring states mull further restrictions as COVID-19 cases in NJ rise

We are not out of the woods yet -- that’s how Gov. Phil Murphy is describing New Jersey’s battle against COVID-19 as case numbers are on the rise again, along with the rate of transmission.

News 12 Staff

Jul 23, 2021, 9:16 AM

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We are not out of the woods yet -- that’s how Gov. Phil Murphy is describing New Jersey’s battle against COVID-19 as case numbers are on the rise again, along with the rate of transmission.
Gov. Murphy has not said if he would reinstate any pandemic-related restrictions, but other states and cities are going back, including nearby Philadelphia.
Philadelphia is only 30 miles from Trenton. Philadelphia health officials are now strongly suggesting that masks be worn when inside, even among those who are vaccinated against the virus.
Murphy has said that he is not ready to reinstate a mask mandate in New Jersey, but he said he won’t rule it out either.
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New Jersey has passed 900,000 positive cases, while more than 10.3 million vaccines have been administered. The governor has another plea for more residents to get vaccinated.
“The numbers are unfortunately going up,” says Murphy. “This is a pandemic still with us made up overwhelmingly of unvaccinated individuals. Please God, if you are not yet vaccinated or a friend, family member, coworker who has not yet been, plead with them to them to get vaccinated.”
The governor went on to say vaccination is the one thing you can do to prevent hospitalization or death from COVID-19.


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