NJ Restraint to Continue Despite Falling COVID-19 Cases

By Charles Elmo

Sports Writer

Despite being “cautiously optimistic,” Gov. Phil Murphy said in his daily press conference on Monday that New Jersey isn’t ready for a bigger reopening just yet, according to the Patch.

He, along with state health officials, believe that New Jersey’s second wave of the coronavirus is beginning to end, the Patch reported. 

“It’s baby steps, but I do like the fact that numbers are slowly beginning to go in a better direction,” Murphy told the Patch. 

The state has been in the clenches of a second wave of COVID-19 that began in mid-November and lasted throughout the entirety of the winter.

New Jersey logged under 2,000 new PCR tests Monday for the first time since Feb. 15, while COVID-19 related deaths are down significantly across the board, according to the Patch. 

Murphy acknowledged it is too early to advise how the state can hold proms and graduations, but said expect guidance on proms, graduation ceremonies and day camps to come later this week, Patch continued. 

With FDU’s plans to go forward with commencement ceremonies for the classes of 2020 and 2021 next month, any updates will be vital to its status.

The transition past the second wave that Murphy referred to may also bode well for a return to campus for FDU students this fall. 

COVID-19 Numbers

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

Tues. 4/20/2021Mon. 4/19/2021
New Jersey981,000979,000
Bergen County98,66098,483

*Numbers according to Google Statistics.

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Art by Charles Elmo