Governor Phil Murphy signed Executive Order No. 102 on 2/3/20, establishing the Coronavirus Task Force to coordinate all State efforts to appropriately prepare for and respond to the public health hazard posed by the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
The Coronavirus Task Force is chaired by Judith Persichilli, the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Health, and will include representatives from the New Jersey Department of Human Services, the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety within the Office of the Attorney General, the New Jersey State Police, the New Jersey Department of Education, and the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. In addition to managing the State’s preparation and response to 2019-nCoV, the task force will coordinate the State’s partnership with the Federal government and Newark Liberty International Airport to ensure effective communications and dissemination of information. The task force will also coordinate with hospitals and other health care facilities to manage preparations for the possible treatment of patients demonstrating coronavirus symptoms or risks.
For a copy of Executive Order No. 102, click here.