After New Jersey’s Health Department announced the state’s second presumptive case of coronavirus, Acting Governor Sheila Oliver announced that travel restrictions on state-related business travel would be implemented immediately.
All state-related international travel is now suspended for state employees until further notice, all domestic out-of-state travel for state-related purposes must be approved by the Governor’s Office.
Oliver, who is in the position of Acting Governor as Phil Murphy continues to recover from surgery to remove a tumor from his left kidney, said that New Jersey’s first case of coronavirus, a healthcare worker from Ft. Lee, NJ, is currently hospitalized and in stable condition. Health officials are currently working to determine how the healthcare worker became infected, but officials believe that his limited contact with other individuals is reassuring.
Ms. Oliver also said that the second case of coronavirus was expected to come sooner than later, and that New Jersey’s coronavirus preparedness plan is working. “Right now, fear is spreading faster than coronavirus,” Oliver wrote on her Twitter page. “Remember: the overall risk for coronavirus is LOW. Let’s all take simple precautions, like frequent hand washing, covering your cough or sneeze, and staying home if you feel sick.”
For more information on coronavirus, visit nj.gov/health or call 1-800-222-1222.