Governor Murphy: New Jersey Needs Medical Supplies and Equipment to Deal with Coronavirus

Mar 17, 2020

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is expressing concern about medical supplies during the coronavirus crisis

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy says the state is struggling to get enough medical supplies and personal protective equipment to deal with the coronavirus.

The Democrat told N-B-C’s Today Show this morning that the Trump administration told governors that PART of that burden lies with individual states.

“The White House has generally been accepting of the asks. We’ve gotten a fraction of our personal protective equipment. They said, ‘we’ll do our best but you all are gonna have to go out and source some of this yourself.’ The problem is this stuff’s not lying around — everybody wants it.”

Governor Murphy also announced yesterday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA , will help set up drive-through coronavirus testing centers this week. New Jersey currently has 178 positive cases of COVID-19 with three people dead.