Health & Wellness

July 1, 2020

The Cattaraugus County Department of the Aging’s Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is experiencing a critical need for Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers to home deliver nutritious meals to the frail, elderly, disabled homebound who need to remain safe and secure in their homes.  Because of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – There was food, music and sunshine everywhere on Somerset Street on Tuesday as Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital thanked its health care heroes for treating 1,147 COVID-19 patents since the first one passed through the doors in March. Although the hospital is still ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - RWJBarnabas Health has announced that it will begin permitting patient visitation effective immediately in response to the steady decline in the number of COVID-19 cases across New Jersey. Visitation for patients with confirmed COVID-19 will still be restricted to extenuating ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL - Watching a loved one suffer in a hospital bed brings out many emotions, but none is more powerful than the feeling of helplessness: seeing someone in pain and not knowing how to alleviate it. As a young child watching my grandparents fight cancer, it was a feeling I knew all too ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - For the tenth time in the past 12 days, the City of Summit was notified by the New Jersey State Department of Health that no new cases of COVID-19 were reported in Summit on June 30. Summit concluded June with 11 confirmed, new cases, by far its lowest monthly total since the ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The university will start its fall semester on Aug. 24, one week earlier than originally scheduled. Dr. Dennis DePerro, the university’s president, announced the change Tuesday. The new fall schedule also removes the Oct. 13-14 fall break. On-campus instruction will end on ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The university is hopeful coronavirus rates will improve in states affected by New York State’s travel restrictions before classes resume on Aug. 24. “We realize the executive order about quarantining from certain states might be an issue, but it’s going to be a fluid list, ...

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TRENTON, NJ- At today's press conference, Governor Murphy updated the list of states from which travelers to New Jersey, or from where New Jersey residents are returning, are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days. The new states include California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials reported five new positive COVID-19 cases over the last 24-hour period, bringing the total to 863 residents who have tested positive in Piscataway. No additional information regarding the new cases was provided. The reported death toll remains ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Officials are expressing concern over potential COVID-19 transmission via holiday weekend parties as Independence Day approaches. At the mouth of the Hudson River, Hudson County is often a destination for those looking to take in fireworks displays over New York City and Jersey ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Township continues to see low numbers of new COVID-19 cases in the month of June. In the first week of June (5/31-6/6), the township was able to report only one new case in the township. In the past three weeks (6/7-6/27), the township was able to report 19 new ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Gyms and fitness centers remain closed, but residents can get fit with live Zumba classes offered three times a week courtesy of Spotswood resident and certified Zumba instructor Tracy Salvesen. Salvesen recently held an outdoor Zumba class in Helmetta's Maple Street Pavilion that ...

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WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — There was one new case of COVID-19 each in Caldwell, West Caldwell and Roseland on Tuesday, according to data released by Essex County. There has been a total of 112 confirmed coronavirus cases in Caldwell since the start of the pandemic. West Caldwell has had 266 confirmed ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Tuesday reported a total of 4,298 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 11 new cases overnight and a total of 447 deaths. Somerville has a total of 141 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March, with 6 ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Daniel Benson (D-Mercer, Middlesex) to expand access to insurance-covered COVID-19 testing passed the General Assembly unanimously Monday.   Under the measure, Assembly Bill 4012, licensed pharmacists would be able to order and administer ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – If you want to get tested for coronavirus at a Coral Springs location, you can’t make appointments anymore. Coral Springs officials said due to the growing number of “testing needs,” the Florida Department of Health is no longer scheduling appointments. Only walk-ups will ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing that was required to slow the spread of infections in New Jersey has caused a severe drop in blood donations and critically low blood supplies at the state’s hospitals. As a result, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The New Jersey State Department of Health has informed the City of Summit that there were again no new cases of COVID-19 to report in Summit on June 29. Summit has seen no new confirmed cases in nine of the past 11 days, and its to date case total since the outbreak began remains at ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Monday reported a total of 4,287 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 2 new cases overnight and a total of 447 deaths. Somerville has a total of 139 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March, with 6 ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials reported one new positive COVID-19 case on Monday, bringing the total to 858 residents who have tested positive in Piscataway. No additional information regarding the new case was provided. The reported death toll remains at 34 for the ...

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  Above: Comfort Keepers Executive Director of Business Development, Linda Sirico with CareOne Holmdel Healthcare Heroes. MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: On Wednesday, June 24th, Comfort Keepers of Shrewsbury celebrated their Annual National Day of Joy by choosing to honor CareOne healthcare workers ...

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The Western New York Region, which includes the Greater Olean area, will enter Phase 4 of the state’s reopening process Tuesday. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo made the announcement during a coronavirus briefing Monday. “Phase 4 is ready for Western New York tomorrow, so we are excited about that,” ...

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ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — St. Bonaventure University's plans for the fall semester in the time of the coronavirus pandemic includes beginning in-person classes on Aug. 24, one week earlier than scheduled. Dr. Dennis DePerro, the university’s president, announced the change Tuesday. The new fall ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. New Jersey regulators are facing a backlog of 4,000 nursing home ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Florida continued to show record high Coronavirus cases over the weekend. According to the Florida Department of Health, Saturday saw a new daily record high of 9,585 new cases of Coronavirus.  Here are the current numbers as of the latest update on Monday, June 29, ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - In order to reside in Nutley, every dog and cat must be registered with the township. Vaccinations against rabies are a part of the registration process.  The Township of Nutley Department of Public Affairs (the Health Department) is hosting a FREE vaccine clinic for dogs and cats ...

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Special to TAPinto.net. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. New Jersey regulators are facing a backlog of 4,000 nursing home ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Mayor Chris Vergano broadcast his last daily video Coronavirus update on June 3, but the data of new COVID-19 positive cases and deaths have continued.  Here is a recap of the numbers since our last update.  The numbers are from June 19 through June 24 (The Township’s website has not ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - There were no new cases of COVID-19 reported in the City of Summit over the June 27-28 weekend by the New Jersey State Department of Health. The Hilltop City has seen no new, confirmed cases reported in eight of the past 10 days. Summit's total number of cases since the pandemic ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, CRANBURY, SOUTH RIVER, SPOTSWOOD, MILLTOWN, HELMETTA, NJ - Here are the most recent COVID-19 statistics for our local TAPinto towns as of Sunday, June 28, 2020: * There are 16,836 current positive cases of COVID-19 in Middlesex County, with ...

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