Rep. Payne, Jr. Praises Gov. Murphy and Rutgers Medical School Efforts to Provide More Health Care Professionals to Combat Coronavirus

April 2, 2020
Press Release

Media Contact:  Patrick Wright   --  Patrick.Wright@mail.house.gov 

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. issued the following statement regarding statewide efforts to provide more qualified health care workers to battle the coronavirus.  The Rutgers New Jersey Medical School will allow 192 qualified medical students to graduate early so they can start their residences and help treat patients with coronavirus.  New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has allowed retired health care professionals to reactivate their licenses so they can resume their work in our hospitals and health care centers.

“Governor Murphy and the administrators at the Rutgers University New Jersey Medical School have done a great service for our state,” said Congressman Payne, Jr.  “I want to thank them for their leadership during this national public health crisis.  Both decisions will help support our medical heroes on the front lines of this battle against coronavirus.”       

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