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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Washington, DC -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) today voted for the Moving Forward Act (H.R. 2), which reauthorizes surface transportation programs through Fiscal Year 2025 and provides significant investment in America’s infrastructure. It includes transportation infrastructure priorities that Rep. Sherrill urged the committee to support that will move the Gateway Project forward, bring construction dollars back to New Jersey, and prevent future federal obstruction. Two of Rep.
Washington, DC — Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the bipartisan Protect Telehealth Access Act today to build on telehealth’s proven success during the COVID-19 pandemic by codifying Medicare reimbursements for telehealth services. The Protect Telehealth Access Act removes the requirement that (1) an individual receiving telehealth services must be located in a rural area or health professional shortage area, and (2) an individual may only receive telehealth services at home in certain limited circumstances.
Washington, DC -- Regional Recovery Task Force Co-Chairs Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Peter King (NY-02) led the introduction of the COVID-19 Stop Calling Americans Maliciously (SCAM) Act (H.R. 7299). The legislation will empower the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to better address scam calls by giving them the authority to seek civil penalties against those carrying out COVID-19 related calls or texting scams.
Washington, DC -- Members of the Regional Recovery Task Force urged the CDC and CMS to issue additional guidance to businesses that clearly delineate circumstances that require a business to shut down, and circumstances where a business can remain safely operational even if a positive COVID-19 case is identified. As businesses in the Northeast and across the country reopen, this information is critical to support our nation’s goal of reopening the economy safely and productively.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.