NJ.com’s Blake Nelson reports

All offenders and staff within New Jersey’s juvenile system will be tested for the coronavirus, state Attorney General Gurbir Grewal said Friday.

“We have to do everything possible here because this is such a special responsibility for us,” Grewal told NJ Advance Media. “They’re young people, and they’re in our care.”

The move makes New Jersey the first state to test every juvenile offender, according to Grewal, the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice and a spokesman for the Sentencing Project, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit that’s tracking cases nationwide.