TRENTON, N.J. - The governor of New Jersey is concerned about keeping COVID-19 at bay during the fall and winter months.

He held a virtual conversation on Facebook Live Thursday with the nation's top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci.

The two talked about ways to handle the ongoing pandemic on a state level. Fauci praised the Murphy administration's reopening plan and told the governor that the Garden State is currently positioned to do two things.

"To continue to gradually, carefully, and prudently open your economy in a careful way. At the same time, to avoid the challenging difficulty of what happens when a lot of things go indoor versus outdoor," Fauci said.

New Jersey was among the states in the Northeast hit hard by coronavirus infections at the start of the pandemic.

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