Health & Wellness

June 2, 2020

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Middlesex County health officials reported 3 new positive COVID-19 cases in Piscataway over the last 24-hour period, bringing the total to 822  residents who have tested positive. No additional information regarding the new cases was provided. The reported death toll remains at ...

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OLEAN, NY — "Opening up is exciting," The Sports Locker co-owner Jason Palumbo told Rep. Tom Reed, who was about to enter the West State Street shop from the back door off the parking lot on South Sixth Street. Reed, who represents the 23rd congressional district, asked co-owner Tom Palumbo, if ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano, during his June 2 daily COVID briefing, announced that he was among the 3,010 Wayne residents who have tested negative for the coronavirus. Vergano is the local spokesman for hand washing, mask wearing and social distancing, so it is good to see that he practices ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Tuesday that 4,059 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, with the death toll remaining at 419. The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 106,732 COVID-19 ...

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The state's Western New York Region, which includes the Greater Olean area, entered Phase 2 of the reopening process Tuesday. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo confirmed the region's movement to Phase 2 on Tuesday during his daily coronavirus briefing. On Monday, he said the state expected Western New York ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - For the members of IBEW Local 827, the union that represents Verizon workers across New Jersey, offering gratitude to healthcare workers in eight northern New Jersey hospitals means thanking the men and women on the frontline that took care of 12 of their members that tested positive ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - As the coronavirus spreads across Coral Springs, Broward County, and the rest of the nation, it is infecting and killing African-Americans at a disproportionately high rate. Based on data, African-Americans have accounted for as many as 40 percent of all coronavirus-deaths in ...

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During this unprecedented time of social distancing and family stress due to Covid19, Deirdre’s House, the Center for Morris County’s child victims of abuse and/or neglect and for children that have witnessed violence, is continuing to provide services to child victims and their non-offending ...

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MONTCLAIR, N.J. — June 2, 2020 — Family Service League (FSL), a nationally recognized nonprofit that aims to help strengthen and support families in need, has announced that it will move to a new office space at 440 Franklin Street, Suite 200 in Bloomfield, N.J. The organization is currently ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Don’t assume the recent downward trend in coronavirus cases will continue. The Westfield Regional Health Department is preparing for a potential fall spike in COVID-19 cases and the department’s health officer wants the public to act in kind. “We’re anticipating a second wave ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The New Jersey State Department of Health has informed the City of Summit of one new, confirmed case of COVID-19 in Summit. The new case is the first in the past four days, with no new cases reported May 29-31. Summit's confirmed case total since the beginning of the pandemic now ...

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“It’s more than just medical care we are providing. We form bonds with patients and those who care for them at home. You become like family and you put your heart, mind and soul into it every day.” Dr. Sara Leonard  Holmdel, NJ  - It’s 7:15 am and Dr. Sara Leonard prepares for the day’s ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than six million cases of COVID-19 have been reported around the world. The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 106,570 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 1,847,626 cases. Worldwide, there are 6,259.887 cases and 375,208 deaths, according ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ - Middlesex County health officials are reporting 5 new positive COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the total to 819 Piscataway residents who have tested positive for COVID-19.  No additional information regarding the new cases was provided. The reported death toll remains at 32 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Starting June 15, New Jerseyans can make themselves presentable again by getting a haircut before dining out at their favorite restaurant - and after indulging off the menu, work out at the local gym the next day. They'll also be able to go inside and shop at their favorite ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures. Youth summer programs will also ...

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WAYNE, NJ – For the first time in seventy-four days, Wayne Township has experienced a ‘Zero-Zero’ day.  Zero new deaths to report and zero new positives to report for Sunday, May 31.  Truly something worth celebrating!  Mayor Chris Vergano did not provide a report on Sunday, so he gave this ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Want to do a workout that is not virtual? Helmetta Mayor Chris Slavicek is sponsoring a free outdoor zumba class on Saturday, June 6 at 9:30 a.m. at the Maple Street Pavilion. The class will be hosted by certified zumba instructor Tracy Slavensen. Saturday's class will be held rain ...

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The state expects its Western New York region to begin Phase 2 of the reopening process Tuesday, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced during his daily coronavirus briefing Monday morning. The region includes Allegany and Cattaraugus counties. "We’ll have a final announcement later this afternoon for ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ -  The HOPE ONE van will be stationed on the Morristown Green today, June 1, from 9am - 2pm. The team was temporarily suspended in March due to the pandemic but is now back to providing in person help to those who need it. The  HOPE One vehicle, which previously was used in police ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit closed May on a positive note with the news that -- for the third consecutive day -- there were no new cases of COVID-19 reported by the New Jersey State Department of Health. After being notified of four new cases on May 28, Summit saw zero cases on May ...

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WAYNE, NJ – In yesterday’s daily update, Wayne Mayor Chris Vergano announced the first day since he began his updates a Zero-Zero day.  Zero deaths and Zero new positive cases reported to him by the state of New Jersey for Sunday, May 31.  This was a landmark day, but not an indication that the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although Mental Health Awareness Month officially ended on Sunday, the Livingston Health Department recognizes that the COVID-19 outbreak “has been universally stressful” and that it is “as important as ever” for residents to take care of heir mental health. According to the ...

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MADISON, NJ - There will be a community Blood Drive on Tuesday June 2 at the Madison Community Arts Center. The drive will take place from 2pm - 7pm.  Those interested in donating blood and/or platelets need to schedule an appointment ...

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An inmate at the Cattaraugus County Jail in Little Valley has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Cattaraugus County Health Department announced Saturday in a press release. The inmate was one of two new coronavirus cases the department confirmed Saturday, bringing the county’s total to ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed a fourth COVID-19 related death Saturday. According to a press release, the person was a 71-year-old woman who developed sudden respiratory failure and was unable to overcome her illness despite aggressive medical treatment. For more ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Sunday that 4,030 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, with the death toll increasing by one overnight to 418. Somerville has 135 cases and 6 deaths. The US Centers for ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to announce eased restrictions on serving customers at restaurants and bars at his June 1 press briefing, but owners are concerned the guidance he provides will be little more than an appetizer. Murphy's guidance is that no one is to be allowed indoors ...

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WAYNE, NJ - History will likely show that, for the general public, the COVID-19 pandemic was only slightly more deadly than a bad flu season, but for those with underlying conditions and particularly for senior citizens, the pandemic will be considered deadly. However, for seniors in long-term ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - The Township of Nutley was a hot spot for news during the month of May 2020. Outside the daily COVID-19 updates from the State of New Jersey, County of Essex, Towship of Nutley Office of Emergency Management, there was so much going on in town, with some stories grabbing statewide and ...

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