Coronavirus

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to be a serious public health threat. Below you can find updates from the CDC on the virus and safety information for the public and healthcare professionals. Residents who have questions or concerns should call New Jersey’s COVID-19 hotline at 1-800-222-1222 or 1-800-962-1253 if using an out-of-state phone line.

 

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Our businesses need support and resources as they prepare to reopen across New Jersey. Below are links to toolkits and information to help guide our communities through this process. 

May 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) supported a bipartisan measure in the House of Representatives this afternoon that passed 417-1 to help New Jersey small businesses get needed relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bipartisan Payroll Protection Program Flexibility Act provides flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in order to make the program more accessible and usable.

May 28, 2020 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined more than 2,200 AARP New Jersey members on Wednesday for a coronavirus telephone town hall. Representative Sherrill answered questions related to federal legislation, food assistance, unemployment, economic impact payments, long term care facilities, and state and local funding.

May 26, 2020 Press Release

Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) convened a roundtable discussion last week with local food pantries and meal programs to discuss the issue of food security during the COVID-19 pandemic. As noted by the Star-Ledger Editorial Board, 23 percent of Americans are food insecure, and in homes with children under 12, that number increases to 40.9 percent.

May 26, 2020 Press Release
Parsippany, NJ -- Chairwoman of the Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Environment Mikie Sherrill, Congressman Joe Neguse, and Chair of the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Kathy Castor led a letter with 16 of their colleagues urging the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to direct all federal science agencies to collaborate on research into the seasonality of COVID-19.
May 26, 2020 Press Release

Parsippany, NJ – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined Representative Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Representative Peter King (NY-02), and 36 of their colleagues to introduce the bipartisan National Guard COVID-19 Earned Benefits Guarantee Act.

May 20, 2020 Press Release

Parsippany, NJ -- The Regional Recovery Task Force released their third report today outlining recommendations to congressional leadership on mass transit as we adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. The report follows the task force’s meeting with Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Patrick Foye, who also served from 2011 and 2017 as the Executive Director for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

May 20, 2020 Press Release
Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) sent recommendations to the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) outlining key steps the agencies can take to help New Jersey small businesses and to fix the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) programs.
May 18, 2020 Press Release
Parsippany, NJ -- Representatives Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Pete King (NY-02), Josh Gottheimer (NJ-05), Tom Reed (NY-23), Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01), Fred Upton (MI-06), Ted Lieu (CA-33), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01), Debbie Dingell (MI-12), and Elise Stefanik (NY-21) announced today that they are introducing legislation to provide robust support to state and local governments on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 15, 2020 Press Release
Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement after the passage of the Heroes Act with bipartisan support in the House of Representatives. The Heroes Act provides billions in relief to New Jersey, including an estimated $1.5 billion in direct support to the towns and counties of the 11th Congressional District. It also repeals the state and local tax (SALT) deduction cap for 2020 and 2021, a priority Representative Sherrill has long championed to get money back into the pockets of hard-hit New Jerseyans.