No other state was tested like New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic. It was hit early and hard due in large part to its proximity to New York and its population density. The highest price of this pandemic has been paid by thousands of New Jerseyans who have lost their lives — members of New Jersey’s family who can never be overlooked or forgotten.
Phil Murphy faced up to the challenge from the very beginning, following the data and science to help New Jersey get through the worst of the pandemic. He has always been straight with New Jerseyans about the harsh realities facing the state while providing clearly-defined safety measures and consistent guidance on the steps being taken to address the state’s challenges.
Through Phil’s leadership, millions of New Jerseyans have been vaccinated, moving our state forward out of this pandemic. Phil put politics aside and worked with all willing partners to ensure New Jerseyans had the testing and resources needed to combat the virus. By trusting science, caring for the lives of every New Jerseyan, and working together, New Jersey will see the other side of this pandemic.
Phil Murphy has led New Jersey from being one of the hardest-hit states by COVID-19 to a national model in its pandemic response by: