Health & Wellness

July 3, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the absence of Livingston’s annual July 4th celebration, which has been canceled in order to present the spread of COVID-19, the township recognizes that many residents will find new ways to celebrate and urges residents to enjoy the holiday safely by following the tips shared ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials reported one new positive COVID-19 case on Friday, bringing the total to 869 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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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Friday reported a total of 4,342 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 5 new cases overnight; and two deaths, increasing the death toll to 449. Somerville has a total of 142 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey ...

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Decisions on whether public schools will open in the fall will be made by state government, not local governments, a spokesperson for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Thursday. "We value the opinion of local politicians and the state's 700 local school districts as to what should be done, but the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Mayor Chris Bollwage celebrated the grand opening of Miller Playground in the 5th Ward. The playground has two large jungle gyms with slides, a splash park, a basketball court and outdoor exercise equipment. Miller also has the City’s first city-wide outdoor volleyball ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Heading into the holiday weekend Coronavirus cases in Florida continues to show unprecedented spikes in cases. According to the Florida Department of Health, Thursday saw a new daily record high of close to 10,000 new cases.  Here are the current numbers as of the latest update on ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy has ordered that the U.S. and New Jersey flags be returned to full staff on Friday, July 3, having been at half-staff since Friday, April 3, in recognition and mourning of all those who have lost their lives and been affected by COVID-19. The flags will return to full ...

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FANWOOD/SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA is gearing up for an unforgettable summer camp experience this year, and there are select spots available for campers entering kindergarten through sixth grade. The Summer Camp program will be held from July 6 through August 28 at the ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The wait to get tested for coronavirus at Mullins Hall in Coral Springs is under an hour, depending on the time of day, a city official said. Starting next week, Coral Springs will set up a text app to allow people to sign in with their phone at the testing site and get ...

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Refusals come just as migrant-worker population starts to rise steeply, with as many as 10,000 laborers per week arriving from states where COVID-19 cases are increasing This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In the months before Mayor Edgar Farrington’s death in a Newark hospital following surgery to remove gall stones, he had waged a valiant fight against the ravages of disease for the better part of a year. Farrington, the first New Brunswick mayor elected under the commission ...

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TRENTON, NJ - While reminding the Garden State community that "more residents are going to be lost to this pandemic, this is not a moment of closure, not a moment of triumph," New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, at his daily COVID-19 briefing July 2, announced that flags will return to full staff July ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Since Mayor Chris Vergano ended his daily updates, the Mayor reports the COVID-19 numbers on the Township’s website, and we compile them for you in a weekly update.  This week runs from June 25 – July1 Three new deaths were reported for Wayne: June 25: Zero June 26: ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The total of COVID-19 cases among Livingston residents remained under 500 at the start of July, as the township only saw 15 new cases and three deaths attributed to the coronavirus in June. The total increase over the course of the month indicates a significant slowing of the ...

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The Cattaraugus County Health Department confirmed a 94th case of COVID-19. According to a Wednesday press release issued by the department, the 94th confirmed case is a woman who lives in the southeast quadrant of the county. She reported no significant travel history and denied any contact ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Residents at Autumn Lake Healthcare at Berkeley Heights are in search of a pen pal to keep them connected while social distancing.  "For most of us, these last several months have been a bit more stressful. But for people in long term care facilities this quarantine away ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — There were four additional cases of COVID-19 reported on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases in Piscataway to 868 since the start of the pandemic, according to Middlesex County health officials. The reported death toll remains at 34 for the township. According to ...

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VERONA, NJ — There were three additional cases of COVID-19 reported in Verona on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases in the township to 128 since the start of the pandemic, according to data provided by Essex County. There have been a total of 14 deaths in Verona attributed to the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday reported a total of 4,337 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 10 new cases overnight; no deaths were reported, remaining at 447. Somerville has a total of 141 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - After over two months of being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Color In Focus will open its doors beginning June 24. Salon owner Anita stated she would like all customers to know that they are taking all the necessary precautions for the safety and wellbeing of their ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — Trinity Rehab, an all-inclusive physical therapy and rehabilitation center providing comprehensive treatment for patients of all ages, walks of life and fitness levels, brings its Three T Approach to Paramus. It opened its first of several new Bergen County sites on July ...

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PARKLAND, FL- Florida-based Broward Health has purchased 7 acres of land from Lucky Land Star Holdings, LLC, a Delaware-based limited liability company. According to the Broward County Public Appraiser website, Broward Health purchased the land for $14.5 million. The 7 acre plot of land sits ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The annual Summer Food Service Program returned to Jersey City earlier this week to help feed Jersey City children who lack access to reliable sources of healthy food while school is closed for the summer. These nutritious meals help feed over 3,000 children citywide, according to ...

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Beachgoers seek normalcy after long lockdown, but not without misgivings about pandemic 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. On ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - In what could be a major blow to the hopes for the purchase of Bayonne Medical Center operations by BMC Hospital LLC, the New Jersey Department of Health denied a request to expedite the sale. While this means BMC Hospital LLC and CarePoint Health, will have to go through a much ...

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VERONA/CEDAR GROVE, NJ — There were two new cases of COVID-19 in the Verona/Cedar Grove Area on Wednesday, according to data released by Essex County. Essex County reported 37 new cases of the virus on Wednesday, for a county-wide total of 18,787 cases of COVID-19. There have been ...

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BEACH HAVEN — Beach Haven Mayor Nancy Taggart Davis and Emergency Coordinator William Tromm signed an emergency Executive Order 2020-10 on Wednesday, July 1 with the following highlights: Youths under age 18 now have a 10 p.m. curfew. The youth have not been keeping social distancing in Beach ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — Middlesex County health officials reported one new positive COVID-19 case on Wednesday, bringing the total to 864 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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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 4,327 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 29 new cases overnight; no deaths were reported, remaining at 447. Somerville has a total of 141 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - The threat of getting sick has cast a shadow on some travel plans. However, those heading for a beach vacation on Long Beach Island or the surrounding area can rest assured. The Southern Ocean Medical Center stands equipped to handle their emergent care if something ...

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