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) voted today for a bipartisan COVID relief and appropriations package to send urgently needed relief to North Jersey residents and fund the federal government through Fiscal Year 2021.
Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced the launch of the “Holiday Wishes for Healthcare Heroes” program today for the 2020 holiday season.
Residents are invited to upload a digital message, hand-written note, or video for healthcare workers in the 11th District starting today through Monday, December 21. The notes will be distributed to healthcare providers throughout the 11th District.
PARSIPPANY, NJ – U.S. Representatives Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09) this afternoon spoke about their new legislation to increase nursing home oversight. Reps. Sherrill and Pascrell were joined by two caregivers from Northern New Jersey as well as Donna Griff and Dana Mooney, the daughters of a long-term care facility resident who died from COVID-19. In the interest of safety, the event was held remotely.
Please join me for our next telephone town hall on Thursday, October 8th at 5:00 p.m. I will provide an update on the status of federal relief legislation, and a panel of experts will share insight on medical, mental health, and business resources to help us stay healthy and navigate the stress associated with the pandemic.
WASHINGTON, DC -- Representatives Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-9) and Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) will introduce two pieces of legislation to improve oversight of long-term care facilities and strengthen the laws governing their pandemic response. While only 0.5 percent of U.S. residents live in nursing homes, individuals in nursing homes account for 40 percent of the nation’s COVID-19 deaths.
Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) will hold a telephone town hall with residents of New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District on Thursday, October 8 at 5:00 p.m. Sherrill will provide a legislative update, and a panel of health and workforce experts will share resources to help manage the ongoing challenges associated with balancing COVID concerns, work schedules, and remote schooling.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representatives Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Suzan DelBene (WA-1), and Terri Sewell (AL-7) today introduced the Strictly Pay for Efficient and Expedited Delivery of Your (SPEEDY) COVID-19 Tests Act, which will encourage commercial testing labs to streamline COVID-19 PCR testing notification operations to help patients get their results sooner. Quicker results will improve the diagnostic value of the tests to patients and reduce spread by ensuring infected individuals know their status and are aware they could infect others.
Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) announced today that counties and municipalities in the 11th Congressional District will receive more than $7.3 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). These funds will provide temporary rental assistance to families and individuals at the greatest risk of eviction due to the pandemic.
Parsippany, NJ -- Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) hosted a roundtable discussion last week with performing arts organizations based in New Jersey’s 11th District. The conversation centered around the impact of COVID on operations, how these organizations have created spaces to continue to provide access to the arts during the pandemic, and the need for additional federal support.