FollowSouthJersey Magazine

FollowSouthJersey is a digital magazine that follows the latest updates in South Jersey. 

Governor Murphy Maintains Current Protocols Despite Potential COVID Spike

After recently releasing the mask mandate in New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy and NJ Department of Health Commissioner, Judith Persichilli, released a statement on Thursday, March 17th to address the recent rise in COVID cases on a global scale. Due to an increase in travel and ongoing international trade, Murphy stated in the announcement that the increase will most likely reach New Jersey at some point as well.

South Jersey Takes Lead With Recent Data On COVID Rates And Trends

As the recent omicron wave continues to trail off, South Jersey continues to demonstrate a low number of new cases throughout the state. Brian Sweeney, President and COO Of Jefferson Health New Jersey, said South Jersey is now in the most favorable position. He attributed the region’s success to two essential pieces. First, he emphasized the importance of communication between federal and state government agencies, as well as the New Jersey Hospital Association. This collaboration was crucial during times when facilities were over occupancy limits and supplies were low.