On Thursday, April 30, 2020, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) hosted a Telephone Town Hall with North Jersey health officials and local leaders to answer questions from Fifth District residents and discuss continued steps being taken to combat the spread of the coronavirus, to help keep North Jersey safe, to get resources and economic assistance out to our local communities, work to protect our long-term care facilities, and benchmarks to safely reopen our economy and get residents back to work.
“My Telephone Town Hall this week allowed me to connect with thousands of Fifth District constituents to address their concerns about the coronavirus and what I’m doing to help expand testing, increase access to personal protective equipment, ensure our hospitals and front-line health care workers have the equipment they need, protect those in our long-term care facilities, and to put benchmarks in place to safely reopen our economy and get folks back to work,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “This virus does not see gender, religion, race, or political party. Now is the time to look forward and to continue to take the appropriate measures to stop the virus and solve the problem. These are trying times, but here in the greatest country in the world, we are stronger when we all come together — as one New Jersey and as one nation.”
Gottheimer was joined on this week’s Telephone Town Hall by Holy Name Medical Center’s Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Adam Jarrett, MD; New Jersey Assemblyman Christopher Tully of LD 38; New Jersey Assemblywoman Lisa Swain LD 38; and Pastor Julie Raffety of the First Presbyterian Church.
“Joining the Congressman on his Telephone Town Hall this week was a great opportunity to connect with our shared constituents and highlight the important services our offices are able to provide to help cut through red tape and achieve results on issues such as access to unemployment,” said Assemblywoman Lisa Swain and Assemblyman Chris Tully. “At a time when people need help the most, we are proud to be able to work to ensure that New Jersey residents are getting the resources they need and can ensure they and their loved ones are taken care of.”