Chat Box: The data behind NJ’s decision to reopen

Plus, the complex issues that mothers have had to face during the pandemic

On Chat Box this week, David Cruz talks with Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli about the data determining the state’s relaxing of certain pandemic-related restrictions as well as the latest on vaccine turnout and hesitancy.

Michele Siekerka, President & CEO of the New Jersey Business & Industry Association discusses the impact on businesses of Gov. Phil Murphy’s recent reopening announcement.

And, as we approach Mother’s Day, David goes in-depth with Dr. Kelly Moore, director of the Center for Psychological Services at Rutgers University, on the toll the health crisis has taken on mothers in terms of their careers, parenting, child care and mental health.

Watch Chat Box live on NJ Spotlight News and the NJ Spotlight News YouTube channel Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., and on NJ PBS Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. 

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