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Posted on: July 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Rundown: Week of July 20

Today Governor Murphy announced that there were 488 new positive results and an additional 36 confirmed deaths resulting from COVID-19. To date, there have been 178,345 confirmed cases, and 13,845 confirmed deaths. There are also 1,920 probable deaths associated with the virus.

The rate of transmission (RT) decreased to 0.84.  The Administration continues its objective to keep that number below 1.0.

Since last Friday, the Governor has taken the following actions:

Executive Order 166: Creating Greater Oversight and Accountability for Federal COVID-19 Resources.

Executive Order 167: Directing U.S. and New Jersey Flags to Fly at Half-Staff in Honor of U.S. Representative John Lewis.

Executive Order 168: Allowing the Resumption of Contact Practices and Competitions for Certain Organized Sports in Outdoor Settings. *Please note that the Governor later clarified that this Executive Order pertains only to outdoor sports.  

Executive Order 169: Which clarifies Executive Order No. 164 and states that the postponement of annual municipal and county party committee reorganization meetings is only applicable to municipal party committees and county party committees that held elections during the July primary elections.

The Federal Department of Labor reported that unemployment claims rose to 1.4 million last week.

In addition, the Department of Education will be updating guidance on parent availability to choose all remote learning for their child as part of the school district’s reopening plan.

See the League’s COVID-19 page for all our resources and communications.

Contact: Michael F. Cerra, Executive Director,, 609-695-3481 x120.

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