New Jersey prisons will soon begin testing thousands of corrections officers and all of the approximately 18,000 state inmates for the coronavirus, Gov. Phil Murphy said Thursday. “Universal testing for inmates and staff is expected to start as early as the end of next week,” Murphy said at his daily coronavirus press briefing in Trenton. Thousands of saliva tests from Rutgers University were on their way, sources told NJ Advance Media on Wednesday. Murphy thanked Rutgers and corrections officials, and he said test results would help prisons isolate positive cases. To read the full story.
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