Urban News Staff Reports

Governor Phil Murphy and Superintendent of the State Police Colonel Patrick Callahan announced an Administrative Order authorizing the reopening of computer labs at private and public colleges and universities in New Jersey. Computer labs at public and private colleges and universities must abide by the health and safety protocols as well as sanitization requirements that are described in the Administrative Order. The Order took effect at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, August 11.

“As college and university students may begin returning to campus for the upcoming academic year, computer labs serve as a critical resource for students, faculty, and the public,” said Gov. Murphy. “We encourage everyone to continue practicing social distancing and wearing face masks while using computer labs to protect yourself and those around you during this time.”

“Computer labs play an important role in higher education by providing students access to equipment and internet connection which allows them to follow lessons online,” said Col. Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police. “We will continue to work with our partners in higher education to take these important steps toward protecting public health.”

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