As New Jersey hits 1 million residents who are now unemployed, Freeholder Matt Holt has called to set reasonable goals and requirements for the opening of the State.
Freeholder Holt, the Freeholder Board’s Economic Development liaison, stated, “Businesses that are still open have adapted to protecting people’s health with directional signage, social distance marks on the floors, handing out sanitary wipes, mandatory face coverings, and plexiguard shields. Let’s give closed businesses a chance to open and implement the same safety precautions to get our economy moving again.”
Freeholder Holt continues, “We recognize COVID-19 is contagious and can be dangerous. That is why precautions must be taken with any business re-opening. But the Governor’s plan is out of sync”.
Murphy’s “plan requires 14 consecutive days of reductions in COVID-19 positive cases in the state. Yet the plan also calls for 20,000 tests per day statewide by the end of the month. But more testing will result in more positive tests, and with the increased testing we may not hit 14 straight days of decline in positive cases until sometime late in the summer or later”, Holt stated.