Montgomery McCracken Completes Independent Review of New Jersey’s Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 12, 2024

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On March 11, 2024, the Governor’s Office of New Jersey released the independent review of the State’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 910-page report was authored by Montgomery McCracken, under the leadership of Paul Zoubek, with assistance from the Boston Consulting Group.

In November 2022, Governor Phil Murphy had announced the review, noting at the time that it would include, but not be limited to, the state of readiness in New Jersey for a pandemic in early 2020; prominent emergency policy decisions that were made by the New Jersey government; the pandemic response with respect to vulnerable residents, including members of congregate care settings; and the state government’s efforts to continue core functions, including providing direct services to residents. The review was also tasked with examining the management of public health aspects of the pandemic, including testing, vaccinations, personal protective equipment procurement and distribution, and coordination of the health care system and of health information around COVID-19.

“We hope the report can serve as a playbook for New Jersey – a guide to putting in place the appropriate resources, plans, and processes – so that we can all be better prepared for the next major crisis, said Zoubek. “Let us learn from this horrific experience today so we can avoid another one tomorrow.”

The full 910-page report can be accessed here.

The Montgomery McCracken team, who assisted Paul Zoubek in the preparation of this report, included Jeremy Mishkin, Alexandra Jacobs, Ethan Hougah, Louis Moffa, Kendra Baisinger, Joseph McCool, Rachel Welsh, Jessica Rizzo, Jennifer Landolfi, Grace Wagner, and Stefania Rosca.

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