Flags in NJ Going to Full-Staff For 4th of July Weekend
I remember when we were in the thick of the pandemic about three months ago, Governor Phil Murphy ordered all flags flying in the state to be lowered to half-staff in remembrance of all the victims lost to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On the heels of 4th of July weekend, Governor Murphy has ordered that all flags will fly once again at full-staff starting on Friday, July 3rd.
During his daily briefing this week, Gov Murphy said:
"For each of the past 90 days, our flags have been at half-staff for every New Jerseyan we have lost to COVID-19, as a sign of respect to them and of solidarity with the families, friends, and communities they left behind and left a little bit emptier. Tomorrow, as we begin our commemorations of our nation’s birth, and as a sign of rebirth for our state as we keep moving down our road back, our flags will return to full-staff”
He also added that we "must be mindful" to more losses due to the pandemic.
New Jersey is in stage 2 of the reopening process, and just today Governor Murphy announced the opening of the following businesses:
- Bowling Alleys
- Indoor Batting Cages
- Boardwalk Arcades
- Outdoor Water Parks
- Indoor Shooting Ranges
- Outdoor Amusement Parks