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Energy, Water and Broadband: Three Services Crucial To Health Equity

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports Imagine enduring the COVID-19 pandemic without running water, reliable internet or affordable gas and electricity. While many have faced this stark reality, communities around the nation are working to build health and equity into these services. As COVID-19 swept our nation this year, the important influence utility services have on our health became clearer than ever. Running water is essential for washing hands to prevent infection. Electricity keeps individuals and families comfortable while they follow recommendations to stay home. And internet access allows employees to work from home, children…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – University completes first week of asymptomatic testing protocol, ‘reassuring’ initial results support public health measures

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Jamie Saxon reports More than 4,000 Princeton University students and employees approved to be on campus for the fall semester were tested during the first week of Princeton’s comprehensive asymptomatic COVID-19 testing protocol, which concluded Friday, Aug. 28. The testing, which is part of the University’s public health plan to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, is required for members of the University community who have been approved to be and are physically on campus for at least 8 hours per week. For the first few weeks, the asymptomatic testing is taking…
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QUESTIONS REGARDING POLICING IN PRINCETON

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton New Jersey Government reports July 15, 2020. The current Princeton Police Department (PPD) was created in 2013 when the former Princeton Borough and the former Princeton Township consolidated. The new department embraced a guardian rather than warrior mentality as reflected in President Barack Obama’s 21st Century Policing philosophy. The PPD has proactively sought to model responsive, community-oriented policing and has, since its inception, strived to be diverse, transparent, data-driven, and bias-free. The very issues currently at the forefront of the calls for policing reform in the United States have been core to the…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Preventing the next pandemic

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Office of Communications reports APolicy Forum articlepublished today inScience shows that an annual investment of $30 billion should be enough to offset the costs of preventing another global pandemic such as COVID-19. Thus far, COVID has cost at least $ trillion and may cost 10 times this amount. It is the largest global pandemic in 100 years. Six months after emerging, it has killed over 600,000 people and is having a major impact on the global economy. “How much would it cost to prevent this happening again? And what are the principal…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Princeton Health Reports COVID-19 Disease Cases

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton Health Department reports Covid-19 disease outbreak information. CASE DATA STATUS REPORT Total positive cases: 195*Active positive cases: 32Cases in the past seven days: 0 (Highest seven day total: 30 – 4/20-26)Cases in the past 14 days: 1 (Highest 14 day total: 55 – 4/24 to 5/7)Probable positive: 0**Positive cases isolation complete: 133Negative test results: 433Deaths: 18Probable positive deaths: 12***Positive cases by gender: male, 91; female, 104Positive cases by age:Age 11 and under, 3Ages 12-17, 2Ages 18-25, 13Ages 26-35, 15Ages 36-45, 39Ages 46-55, 26Ages 56-65, 22Ages 66-75, 16Ages 76-85, 19Ages 86 and older, 39Average…
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Universities and School Systems Conducting Propaganda or Acts Against Public Policy Jeopardize Tax Exempt Status

US Strong news – Washington, DC: President Donald Trump reports on Twitter Too many Universities and School Systems are about Radical Left Indoctrination, not Education. Therefore, I am telling the Treasury Department to re-examine their Tax-Exempt Status… … and/or Funding, which will be taken away if this Propaganda or Act Against Public Policy continues. Our children must be Educated, not Indoctrinated! President Donald J. Trump talks to members of the press on the South Lawn of the White House Friday, July 10, 2020, prior to boarding Marine One to begin his trip to Florida. (Official White House Photo by Joyce…
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Princeton stands firmly with international students in face of ICE announcement

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University President Eisgruber reports Princeton exploring legal and policy options, as well as other University actions, that might solve the problems created by ICE’s announcement. To members of the Princeton community: On Monday of this week, United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced a precipitous, unexpected change in policy affecting international students at Princeton and throughout the ;The announcement indicated that international students on F-1 visas would be required to leave the United States if they were taking classes entirely ;It raised questions about whether international students who are in their home countries…
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