Murphy said during a press conference this week: “If you do not need to be out, then we need you to stay at home. Please, God, stay at home. And even when you are at home, keep your distance between yourself and other family members,” according to Fox 5 in New York.
Health experts have recommended that people should stay six feet away from each other while in public. However, there has been no recommendation about avoiding having close contact with other family members at home.
Murphy said in a news conference that more than 4,000 cases of the virus have been confirmed as of Friday, adding that 113 more deaths were also tallied. The state now has 29,895 cases and 646 deaths.
“This is one of the greatest tragedies to ever hit our state and we must have a constant and invisible memorial on the toll COVID-19 is having on our community,” he said.
Murphy signed an executive order Friday that called on flags to be lowered half-staff for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) virus pandemic. It had no end date.
“I’m signing an Executive Order directing that all flags across NJ be lowered to half-staff indefinitely in honor of those we have lost – and those we will lose – to COVID-19,” he wrote.
North Jersey has been the hardest-hit area in the state and has the most deaths and most cases.