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The New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton. (Photo: Kevin Sanders for New Jersey Globe)

Senate will meet remotely for ‘foreseeable future’

By David Wildstein, November 20 2020 5:07 pm

The New Jersey State Senate will go entirely remote — voting sessions and committees — effective immediately as the state continues to battle an uptick in positive cases of COVID-19.

The closing of the Senate Chamber will happen “for the foreseeable future,” said Richard McGrath, a spokesman for the Senate Democratic Majority Office.

“We have functioned successfully with in-person sessions that included strict safety protocols since mid-July, but conditions have changed and we are responding responsibly,” McGrath said.  “We want to be as cautious as possible in protecting the health and safety of legislators, staff and the public while we continue to do the legislative work that is needed during this crisis.”

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