Gov. Phil Murphy Declares March 9th as COVID-19 Heroes Day

By Anthony Covino

Sports Editor

Gov. Phil Murphy signed SJR82 which declares that every year from now on March 9th will be COVID-19 Heroes day to recognize all nurses, doctors, first responders, grocery store workers, and other essential workers who have been on the frontlines since the first day the coronavirus pandemic hit America, according to

“From nurses and doctors to grocery store workers and law enforcement, countless essential workers have been working day and night to serve New Jerseyans during these trying times,” Murphy said on 

This announcement came just 5 days after the one year anniversary of the first COVID-19 case in NJ. We can’t thank the people on the frontlines who are still at the face of the pandemic enough. 

COVID-19 Numbers 

Metro Residents1412
Florham Residents2319
Faculty & Staff1110

The following is the latest COVID-19 cases for yesterday and today. There were 3,434 new positive COVID-19 cases in New Jersey bringing the total cases in New Jersey to 820,000 with 81,125 cases in Bergen County.

Wed.  3/10/2021Tues. 3/9/2021
New Jersey820,000815,000
Bergen County81,125 80,605

*Numbers according to Google Statistics.

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Art from Governor Phil Murphy’s Twitter account.