Archive for New Jersey

Governor Murphy’s Plan for Re-Opening New Jersey

This just-announced plan – The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health – is composed of six steps to gradually bring New Jersey back. Here is the press release with additional information, and here is a video of his announcement.

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How New Jersey College Admissions Processes Have Changed in Light of COVID -19

How are New Jersey colleges navigating the uncertain waters of college admissions/campus tours/open houses during this time of stay-at-home orders and suggested travel restrictions? This NJ Spotlight piece sheds some light on what measures colleges are employing.

Many usefully relevant resources can be found at the National Association for College Admission Counseling.

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Triage in New Jersey During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This innocuously entitled document – Allocation of Critical Care Resources During a Public Health Emergency (Adapted from the University of Pittsburgh Model Policy*) – lays out the procedures to be employed to determine a patient’s fitness to utilize scare resources during a public health emergency.

The formation of triage teams, the ethical obligations of such teams, the establishment of a points-based assessment system, an appeals process, and many other factors are detailed in this sobering document. Let us hope it does not have to used.

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NJ Department of Health COVID-19 Guidelines for Colleges

This recent document is worth the read.

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NJ Governor Murphy’s 2021 Budget Address

You can watch it here, read it here, and peruse an overview here. Here is an informative article on what the budget contains for the various educational sectors on the state; numerous articles focus on other topics touched upon in his speech.

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2020 New Jersey Terrorism Threat Assessment

This just-released document presents an environmental scan on the various extremist groups, both right wing and left wing, that are identified as operating in New Jersey. Sections range from HVE (homegrown violent extremists – a high threat in New Jersey) to matters pertaining to cybersecurity (a moderate threat to New Jersey that saw more than 50 ransomware attacks). A timeline of incidents in New Jersey, definitions of terrorsist-related terms, and a linked list of pertinent reports generated by the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness only add to the utility of this report.

A podcast overview can also be consulted; it is part of a series of podcasts labeled Intelligence. Unclassified  that have now spanned five years. Very informative.

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New Jersey School Closings, Delays, Early Dismissals for Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Please come here for announcements; you can also check your school district’s web page.

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