Houghtaling & Downey Call for Governor to Allow Curbside Pickup at Libraries

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Senator Vin Gopal and Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey are calling for Governor Murphy to permit curbside pickup at New Jersey public libraries in order to promote public education and expand access to resources and educational materials during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Downey Introduces Bill Requiring Insurance Coverage of Telehealth

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Legislation introduced by Assemblywoman Joann Downey on Thursday would require all New Jersey health benefits plans, Medicaid and NJ FamilyCare, and the State Health Benefits Programs (SHBP) and School Employees’ Health Benefits Program (SEHBP) to provide expanded coverage for services provided using telemedicine and telehealth.

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Downey Sponsors Bill Providing Work-Related Benefits to Essential Employees with COVID-19

Since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak in New Jersey, nearly 150,000 residents have been infected with the virus – some of whom provide essential services related to public health and safety. In an effort to assist these essential workers, Assemblywoman Joann Downey has sponsored a new bill that would mandate certain work-related benefits for those who contract COVID-19.

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Downey Applauds DHS Plan to Provide Special Food Assistance to Children in Need

TRENTON - Assemblywoman Joann Downey (D-Monmouth), chair of the Assembly Human Services Committee, released the following statement on the recent federal approval of the New Jersey Department of Human Services’ plan to provide $248 million in special food assistance benefits to nearly 600,000 children who receive free or reduced-price school meals:

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Downey Calls for Improved COVID-19 Safety Measures at Long-Term Care Facilities

TRENTON - Assemblywoman Joann Downey (D-Monmouth), chair of the Assembly Human Services Committee, released the following statement on the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey’s long term care facilities:

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Gopal, Houghtaling & Downey Announce District 11 Economic Recovery Advisory Council

OCEAN TOWNSHIP - Monmouth County legislators Senator Vin Gopal and Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey announced today the formation of a new 11th Legislative District COVID-19 Economic Recovery Advisory Council, which will bring together representatives from a diverse array of industries and communities to advance efforts to re-open New Jersey’s economy, improve public health outcomes, and expand access to resources for municipalities, nonprofit organizations, and local small businesses.

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