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Coronavirus Pandemic – RWJF Issues Health Equity Principles Brief

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports The Coronavirus pandemic continues to expose inequities in America. While every community is experiencing harm, certain groups are suffering disproportionately, including people of color, workers with low incomes, and people living in places that were already struggling financially before the economic downturn. That’s why Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has outlined five principles that serve as a compass for leaders toward an equitable and lasting recovery. For communities to recover fully and fairly, state and local leaders must set priorities and make decisions based on the experiences of those already most challenged and on…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – 17 Princeton COVID-19 Deaths Confirmed

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Town of Princeton Health department reports A total of 17 confirmed COVID-19- related deaths in Princeton. 7 additional probable (symptomatic but not tested) deaths of COVID-19 complications. 169 positive cases. 65 active positive cases. 80 individuals recovered and released from isolation.
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber Chairwoman Named to Governor Murphy’s Restart Council

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Chamber reports  Governor Murphy announced his Restart and Recovery Advisory Council last week, naming Princeton Mercer Regional Chamber Chairwoman, Brenda Ross-Dulan to the committee. The governor declared the Council will bring together leaders from various industry, community, and faith-based groups and institutions across New Jersey to advise State leadership on economic issues impacted by the pandemic. “I am honored to have been asked to serve on this council. After our first call on Friday, it was clear our thought leaders are in-tune with what is really happening in our business communities. My sincere desire is to bring my expertise…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Princeton University engineering team to use NSF RAPID grant to investigate asymptomatic spread of COVID-19, test strategies for prevention

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Molly Sharlach, Office of Engineering Communications reports A National Science Foundation grant will support Princeton researchers studying how COVID-19 may be spread by people without symptoms through everyday social interactions involving breathing and speaking. Led by Howard Stone, the Donald R. Dixon ’69 and Elizabeth W. Dixon Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, the researchers will examine how fluid mechanics influence the transport of aerosol particles during simulations of human breathing and speaking. Their findings will help explain how interactions between individuals without symptoms may contribute to the spread of COVID-19 and other viral…
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Handwashing to Slow the Coronavirus Pandemic

Princeton Strong news Princeton, NJ: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation reports - Among several steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus is one we can act on several times a day: frequently and thoroughly washing our hands. But how frequent and how thorough? And what about those whose living conditions make handwashing anything but easy? The simple act of handwashing has always been an important factor in preventing the spread of disease. As the coronavirus gains traction, it’s all the more critical. But a quick splash of water and perfunctory spritz of soap is nowhere near sufficient to keep the…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – Princeton University President Eisgruber state of the University and planning for the academic year ahead

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Office of Communication reports Princeton will decide in early July whether the undergraduate teaching program will be online or residential in the fall term. The University is exploring ways to safely and responsibly reopen Princeton’s laboratories, libraries, and other facilities when state law ; Message to the Princeton Community from Christopher L. Eisgruber Dear members of the Princeton community, Eight weeks ago, I asked the University to move instruction online to slow the spread of COVID-19 on ; My message promised that we would reassess the need for virtual instruction by April…
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Princeton Children’s Fund, Inc. Seeks Financial Donations for Economically Disadvantaged Families Facing Income Loss Due to Corona Virus Closures

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Office of the Mayor reports Princeton, NJ – Princeton Children’s Fund, Inc. in collaboration with Princeton Community Housing, the Princeton Human Services Department, the Princeton Senior Resource Center, and Send Hunger Packing Princeton, is seeking donations to benefit economically disadvantaged Princeton families facing income loss during coronavirus closures to supplement those organizations already set up to provide this support. We are asking the community to consider donating money to be used to pay day-to-day expenses that will be incurred by families who are unable to work amid shutdowns and curfews. Donations can be made online at ;and are fully tax…
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