New Jersey’s COVID-19 recovery plan is an opportunity to go forward on equity
Gov. Murphy’s Road Back identifies six principles to put the state on the road to recovery from COVID-19. This roadmap is vital, as are the Restart Commission and the Restart and Recovery Advisory Council — both convened by the governor to support long-term recovery of our economy and public life.
For some New Jerseyans, however, this moment provides an opportunity to address the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on their communities, and to make sure we don’t increase these disparities in the months ahead. As the Murphy administration works to define the milestones along the “road back,” each principle should incorporate a “go forward” approach that ensures we don’t leave behind the communities already hit hardest by this pandemic.
In this NJ Spotlight op-ed, Camden Coalition and Center for Health Care Strategies chief executive officers Kathleen Noonan and Allison Hamblin outline six ways that New Jersey can move toward a more equitable New Jersey as we recover from the impact of COVID-19.