Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-Middlesex) emphasizes the importance of recommendations to employ social distancing and self-quarantine as New Jersey continues the fight to reduce the spread of coronavirus:
“We’re steadfast in our fight against COVID-19 here in New Jersey. We must be responsible for each other as we navigate our way through these challenging times.
“Staying inside as much as we can will help lessen the curve of impact this disease has on our state. Use this time for family. Remember to reach out to your neighbors and elders in your community. It may get tougher; however, New Jersey is resilient and we are stronger together.
“I thank all New Jersey residents who have taken steps to actively protect themselves and others from the virus by following social distancing and self-quarantine measures implicitly.
“I implore others to follow their lead. We should not only be worried about ourselves. Limiting our time outside, and if we have to leave our homes, staying 6′ away from the next person protects our most vulnerable residents.
“The members of the Senate also practiced social distancing today by using the much larger Assembly chambers for their voting session. It was the right thing to do.
“Over the last few weeks and months, we’ve seen heartwarming acts of kindness among neighbors in communities all over the globe. They are inspiring each other from their balconies and their porches. This is who we are as New Jerseyans. Let’s remain committed to being responsible and fighting this thing together by listening to the direction of our leaders statewide.”