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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Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) is holding a virtual “Monday with Mikie” meeting on COVID-19 response, reopening, and recovery at 12:00pm on August 10th. Rep. Sherrill will be joined by Wayne Township Mayor Christopher P. Vergano, Senator Kristin Corrado, Passaic County Freeholder Director Sandi Lazzara, Passaic County Freeholder John Bartlett, and Dr. Charlene Gungil, Director and Health Officer, Passaic County Department of Health Services.
Washington, DC -- Representatives Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Bill Pascrell (NJ-09), Don Beyer (VA-08), Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), and Maxine Waters (CA-43) today led 32 of their colleagues in calling on FEMA to respond to recent reports that faulty masks, gowns, and gloves were sent to nursing homes. Currently, more than 40% of all COVID-19 deaths have been tied to nursing homes.
Washington DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) today released a statement slamming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for his failure to act with any sense of urgency on the expanded unemployment benefits that expire today:
Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) voted today to advance two major pieces of child care legislation that will help ensure children, families, and workers are protected as we work to safely reopen the country. The Child Care is Essential Act (H.R. 7027) and the Child Care for Economic Recovery Act (H.R. 7327) will create a grant fund for child care providers to support safe reopening and operations and establish or expand tax credits for providers and families.
Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) today slammed the Senate’s coronavirus relief proposal for including at least $7 billion for weapons programs, while leaving out aid to state and local governments, ignoring the need for food and rental assistance, and drastically cutting unemployment benefits.
Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) today sent House Small Business Committee Chairwoman Nydia Velazquez results from the second NJ-11 Small Business Survey. Representative Sherrill advocated for specific proposals and changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program to help North Jersey businesses based on the feedback from more than 350 small business owners located in 52 towns in the 11th District.
Washington, DC –– Representatives Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), John Curtis (R-UT), Peter Welch (D-VT), and Abigail Spanberger (D-VA) introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to study the impacts of telehealth during the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency. The legislation requires the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to assess key health care metrics, including utilization rates and hospital readmission rates, for patients who received their health care through expanded telehealth programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced that three hospitals in NJ-11 will receive $29.75 million in a second round of funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that Congress passed in April. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will distribute a total of $10 billion in funding to hospitals across the country through the Provider Relief Fund starting this week.
Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) held a virtual meeting on housing security and homelessness response during COVID-19 with representatives from sixteen Morris County housing-related organizations last week. The discussion focused on how members of the Housing Alliance of Morris County are meeting the incredible challenges of the pandemic across the spectrum of populations they serve, including individuals, families, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, and those with mental health conditions.
Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) is holding a virtual “Monday with Mikie” meeting on COVID-19 response, reopening, and recovery at 4:00pm on July 20th. Rep. Sherrill will be joined by West Orange Mayor Robert D. Parisi, NJEDA CEO Tim Sullivan, Essex County Health Officer Maya Lordo, and Zufall Health CEO Eva Turbiner.