NEW JERSEY — Below you will find the most up-to-date information on coronavirus news impacting New Jersey. You can find additional resources and coverage on our coronavirus page.
Gov. Phil Murphy gives his daily coronavirus briefing. Watch in video below.
Beaches reopen by Memorial Day.
- “The Jersey Shore is where memories are made.”
- Shore and lakeshores will be open in time for Memorial Day weekend (May 22)
- Shower pavilions, changing areas and restrooms will reopen.
- Restroom facilities at parks will reopen
- Boardwalk restaurants must continue to operate for take-out and delivery only.
- Amusement parks, playground and visitor centers to remain closed.
- Aggressively reviewing pool protocols as well as chartered fishing
- Every New Jersey beach must adhere to the following:
- Establish capacity limitations
- Enforce social distancing measures
- Prohibit contact sports and organized events
- Implement proper and regular sanitation
- State total: 142,701 (1,216 new overnight)
- Long-term care facilities 27,153 cases (5,168 fatalities involved)
- New hospitalizations down 66% since peak
- New fatalities: 224 Death toll: 9,946
- State has more than 300 National Guard members working long-term care facilities and hospitals
- Increase in PMIS (pediatric condition associated with COVID-19): 17 reports (Wednesday had 18, one did not fit criteria)
Labor and unemployment:
- More than $2.7 billion has been deposited to eligible NJ workers who filed for unemployment.
- NJ is performing better than other states, but it means little to those who are waiting.
- An additional 139,000 claimants are eligible for unemployment benefits. This is in addition to the tens of thousands who normally get assistance.
Latest official numbers:
As of Tuesday night, New Jersey had 141,560 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with the state’s death toll rising to 9,702.