New Jersey to Erect Memorial for Frontline Healthcare Workers Who Died of Covid-19

New Jersey is on its way to creating a memorial that will honor frontline healthcare workers who succumbed to Covid-19, after Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday signed a bill forming a commission for the memorial.

The commission, which will consist of nine members appointed by the governor, will be tasked with designing and constructing the memorial. Murphy has not said yet who he will appoint to the commission, but special consideration will be given to frontline and healthcare workers from New Jersey, including police and fire personnel, people with knowledge of erecting monuments, and those with experience in grant funding and business administration.

It isn’t clear exactly how many healthcare workers have died from Covid-19 in New Jersey, but it is believed to be several hundreds.

The bill signed by Gov. Murphy also calls for a Covid-19 Frontline and Healthcare Worker Memorial Fund to be set up in the state’s Treasury Department which will be able to receive donations and government funding for the memorial project.

- Advertisement -


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Lakewood To Receive $1 Million To Revitalize Lake Carasaljo Bike Path

The Murphy Administration today announced 14 Bikeway Grants totaling...

Vehicle Slams Into Home On Cedarbridge Avenue [PHOTOS & VIDEO]

The driver of an SUV on Cedarbridge Avenue struck...

Assemblyman-Elect Avi Schnall Tours The New Misameach Campus In Lakewood [PHOTOS]

Fresh off his stunning victory in LD-30, Assemblyman-elect Avi...

Bomb Squad Removes Inert Grenade Near Satmar Shul In Lakewood, Investigation Continues

A bomb squad was summoned to Forest and 4th...