'Sorry, We're Closed' Sign Put Up At New Jersey-Pennsylvania Border

By Bill Galluccio

April 7, 2020

As drivers heading west on Interstate 80 left New Jersey and crossed into Pennsylvania, they noticed a new sign had been put up underneath the blue "Welcome to Pennsylvania" sign. The smaller white signs simply stated, "Sorry, we're closed."

It is unknown who put the sign up, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has not said if they plan to remove it.

The sign was installed as New Jersey struggles to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. New Jersey has the second most number of cases in the country with more than 41,000 as of Tuesday (April 7). Just over 1,000 people in the state have died because of COVID-19.

In Pennsylvania, there are more than 13,2000 cases and 179 deaths.

To keep up to date on the latest news about the coronavirus and to understand what you need to stay safe and healthy, check out the Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction podcast from CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

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