All daycare facilities to close by April 1, 2020
Today, Governor Phil Murphy announced an executive order requiring child care centers to close by April 1st UNLESS they are solely serving children of essential workers. View State Application for Centers Seeking to Provide Child Care to Essential Workers during Public Health Emergency.
From the Office of the Governor:
A quick reminder, the numbers of those diagnosed increases as testing increases. We are not surprised. We are preparing for it. For example, today the Governor reviewed the expansion of medical beds that is taking place across the state. And we continue to aggressively acquire all medical equipment our health care professionals require. Adhering to Executive Order 107 and staying home with few exceptions, social distancing and hand washing, etc. remain the actions each of us can take to contribute.
A few updates today we want to share.
- The Governor has signed an executive order that will require all day care facilities to close except for those that comply with new health and safety guidelines for the sole purpose of providing day care to the children of essential employees in healthcare and a few other service areas, which are delineated in the executive order. Read the Executive Order here.
- We ask for your support in sharing the jobs portal that lists all available jobs that have been shared with us. For those looking to hire, you can submit. For those looking for jobs, there are 1000s available on this site. Please share this on your social media, your organization’s web page and social media, and through email lists. The link is: https://jobs.covid19.nj.gov/
- For those applying for Unemployment Insurance, please know they have instituted a system to help service people more efficiently which is based upon social security numbers. The information is found here: https://myunemployment.nj.gov/
- If you know of a business violating Executive Order 107, please use the link here to file a complaint. https://covid19.nj.gov/violation
We remain hopeful that with the Federal bill moving there will be additional resources coming into New Jersey. The Governor has worked extremely hard to secure every Federal dollar possible. As that moves forward we will provide updates.
As always, we encourage people with questions to visit https://covid19.nj.gov/. The resources there are growing daily and the search engine can help direct people to answers. If answers cannot be found there, our team remains available to help and support you and those you represent anyway helpful.
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