New Jersey to Close State Offices on Inauguration Day

By Amaya Morales

Managing Editor 

Today’s edition of our daily news updates will focus on Gov. Phil Murphy closing state offices ahead of Inauguration Day.

State employees will work remotely on Jan. 20 when President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as President, according to

“We felt that was the right thing to do given the level of tension right now in the county,” said Murphy in a Friday news conference

Murphy also reiterated, at the conference, that there is, “no specific threat,” but wants all New Jersey residents to lay low in the coming days. 

COVID-19 Numbers

The following are the latest COVID-19 cases for yesterday and today. 

Sat. 1/16/2021Fri. 1/15/2021
New Jersey616,000610,000
Bergen County59,68459,102

*Numbers according to Google Statistics.

Stay tuned for more daily new updates tomorrow at 10 a.m.

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Gov. Murphy does not want residents to fear something happening.

Art by Amaya Morales