WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) announced that his Washington, D.C. office will be closed until further notice due to a confirmed case of Coronavirus on the floor where his office is located. Washington, D.C. staff will telework until the office reopens. Last week, the Congressman’s New Jersey staff adopted a minimal risk policy of not accepting walk-ins or in-person meetings until further notice.
All staff will be working at full capacity to ensure constituent requests and correspondence is responded to, and the Congressman will continue to press forward with legislation to ensure frontline health care workers and the most vulnerable are protected.
“These are serious times, and I’ve made this decision with the safety of my staff and the hundreds of people each week who visit my offices in mind,” said Congressman Kim. “I have been working with my staff throughout the weekend to help those impacted by this national emergency, and I will continue to work to find solutions for our communities throughout Burlington and Ocean Counties to put an end to this crisis.”
Last week, Congressman Kim voted to pass H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, a bill that provides bold action to protect those most vulnerable to the Coronavirus outbreak. Earlier this month, the Congressman voted to pass emergency funding to help respond to the outbreak crisis. Information about the funding passed in the supplemental package can be found here. Of those funds, $14 million have already gone to help contain the outbreak in New Jersey.
Congressman Kim and his office have also coordinated communications with leaders from major hospital systems, health departments, and senior community leaders across Ocean and Burlington Counties to hear their concerns about the Coronavirus and ensure they have the resources and support needed to keep us safe. Congressman Kim also was joined by colleagues in the New Jersey delegation in calling for the CDC to address testing delays, which have slowed the state’s response to the outbreak.
Congressman Kim is a member of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee on Small Business. More information about Congressman Kim can be found on his website by clicking here.