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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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Coronavirus Pandemic – The Pandemic’s Impact Prevents a Genuinely Meaningful On-Campus Experience for Undergraduates as Princeton University Becomes Fully Remote

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Office of the President reports President Christopher L. Eisgruber: With deep regret and sadness, I write to update you about our plans for the fall, and, in particular, to explain why Princeton has decided that its undergraduate program must be fully remote in the coming ; In brief, the pandemic’s impact in New Jersey has led us to conclude that we cannot provide a genuinely meaningful on-campus experience for our undergraduate students this fall in a manner that is respectful of public health concerns and consistent with state regulations and guidance. When…
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Coronavirus Pandemic – PPPL Public Events Suspended

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: US Department of Energy Office of Science PPPL reports - To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, and to help protect the health and safety of our community and staff, all public events at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab have been suspended until further notice. In an abundance of caution around the coronavirus pandemic, and in light of presumptive cases in the Princeton area, the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory is curtailing operations and sending employees home to work effective 5 today, Friday, March 13, until further notice, Laboratory Director Steve Cowley announced today.…
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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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RWJF Richard Besser, MD, on Racial Injustice, Violence, and Health In America

Princeton Strong news - Princeton, NJ: RWJF reports The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation stands in solidarity with those speaking out against anti-black racial violence and seeking racial justice in America. The brutal killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers and the unconscionably long list of black victims who preceded him must unite us and embolden us. We echo the voices of outrage and the demands for change.   Words are not adequate today, as the nation has a painful history of talking our way out of our moments of strife and discomfort. Only action will place us…
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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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