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Pou Urges Caution in Statement on Coronavirus

Trenton – In light of Governor Murphy’s recent declaration of a State of Emergency and Public Health Crisis in New Jersey over the recent cases of the coronavirus, Senator Nellie Pou issued the following statement:


“The recent doubling of the presumptive positive cases for the coronavirus in New Jersey is deeply troubling, but the State of Emergency was a strong step in the right direction. This declaration is an assurance to our residents that the administration and local officials will have all possible resources available to them in order to slow the spread of the virus.


“While elected officials take the necessary action to protect the public, it is important that all of us take the personal steps to curb the possible outbreak. Please wash your hands frequently, cough into your elbow, try to avoid crowded spaces, self-quarantine if you are feeling any flu-like symptoms and seek immediate medical attention if you are having trouble breathing.


“There is no cause to panic, but it is important to be prepared, which includes having sufficient amounts of essential home supplies in case self-quarantine is in order and visiting the Department of Health’s website for up-to-date information. I encourage all New Jerseyans to stay abreast of recent developments and take all viable preventable measures in the coming days and weeks.”


The NJ Department of Health’s information page on the coronavirus can be found here.


The NJ Department of Health’s hotline for any questions regarding the coronavirus is: 1-800-222-1222