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While many states are having major spikes in COVID-19 cases, New Jersey’s rate of transmission continues to decrease, according to data shared by Governor Murphy‘s office today. With that in mind, he is continuing to slowly put the Garden State into Stage 2 of the reopening process. Today, he shared good news about both local libraries and summer school programs geared toward avoiding the summer slide.

Libraries can reopen for curbside pickup starting on June 15th, meaning you can call your local librarian and put your kids’ summer reading books aside so that they won’t be staring at a screen all day. The buildings are still closed to patrons, but Murphy did say that he hoped to be able to reopen them soon. 

Additionally, Murphy announced that school districts can choose to offer in-person summer educational programs this summer starting July 6. Districts will be able to decide how best to meet their students needs, which may be in-person or remote. Guidance on restrictions, cleaning and social distancing will come at a later date from New Jersey’s Department of Education.

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