Coronavirus News

May 6, 2021

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — Ocean Ride Services runs 12 routes throughout the county for residents who have a difficult time finding transportation.  Information about the various bus runs can be found here. Seniors, as well as those with disabilities can also use Ocean Ride Services to ensure they have ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Good news for Ocean County residents as COVID-19 infection rates dropped to the lowest vulnerability levels since last summer.  “In the last eight days, Ocean County has been under 100 new cases in seven of those days,” announced Commissioner Gerry P. Little at yesterday’s ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its masking guidance for fully vaccinated Americans on Tuesday, April 27. The new public health recommendations outlined instances in which fully vaccinated individuals can forgo wearing a mask. This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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STAFFORD — A local, Stafford Township School District nurse found it extremely hard to witness children wearing masks all day long in school. Her conviction became too strong to continue to keep quiet on the matter.  When she decided to do something about it, she got suspended from her job in ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported during his COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday, April 21, that 6.2 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state and that nearly 2.6 million New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated. "We continue to make tremendous progress in getting our senior ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed bill A5405, which will direct $10 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund established under the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. This funding will be distributed to seven New ...

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NEW JERSEY -- As of today, New Jersey residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated.  "Today, everyone who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey, ages 16+, is now eligible to be vaccinated" Gov. Phil Murphy said during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Monday afternoon. "At ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1. The state’s phased vaccination roll ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The number of positive test results for COVID-19 in Ocean County rose by 25% from the beginning until the end of the first quarter of 2021. Ocean County Health Department officials report nearly 60,000 total cases since they began counting a little more than a year ago.

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy proudly announced that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated during press briefing today where he also reported a list of updates to citizens about the State’s evolving COVID-19 ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — A review of state data reveals that 18% of New Jersey’s eligible population is now fully vaccinated for COVID-19. So, where exactly does Ocean County fit in as far as getting shots in arms? The analysis first comes with determining what constitutes each county’s “eligible ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing on Monday that he doesn't expect to loosen any more COVID-19 restrictions because of the recent rise in variant strains of the disease. On March 19, the state of New Jersey expanded capacity at indoor businesses, such as restaurants ...

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TRENTON — Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove called out Governor Murphy’s Administration for cutting vaccine doses to Ocean County, as the County Health Department is set to receive 400 less doses from the previous week, despite the County’s ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Today Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care businesses can increase their indoor capacity to 50%. Murphy also upped the non-religious ceremony ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers have designed a new rapid test that can detect all three of the rapidly spreading variants of the coronavirus in a little over one hour – much shorter than the three to five days required by current tests, which can also be more technically difficult and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Anyone planning a wedding can expand the guest list now, following Gov. Phil Murphy's COVID press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, when he announced that wedding receptions may proceed at 35% of a venue’s indoor capacity (up to 150 persons) and up to 150 people outdoors. Indoor ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Ocean County residents have a slightly better chance at receiving COVID-19 vaccines at county sites as of this week.  The state increased vaccine allotments to the county from 3,000 to the 3,400 doses. The state originally earmarked Ocean County for 5,000 weekly doses and ...

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NEW JERSEY— New Jersey will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility later this month to millions more people including teachers, the homeless and clergy, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. The order comes one week after the Barnegat Board of Education passed a resolution requesting Murphy to include ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - A name change three years ago morphed into a self-fulfilling prophecy for the arena located on the Toms River North campus. RWJBarnabas Health paid the Toms River Regional School District a hefty sum for naming rights in January 2018. The hospital system branded the arena with ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy provided during his COVID press briefing on Wednesday some positive news about testing sites and vaccinations. He said the 1,758,979 total vaccine doses (1,192,364 first doses, and 566,441 second doses) have been administered as of this morning.  He also was proud ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Congressman Andy Kim (D-NJ-03) hosted a virtual town hall last night with public health officials to discuss COVID-19 vaccine accessibility for Ocean County residents. State Assemblyman Brian Rumpf (R-9th), Director of Administration and Program Development at the Ocean County ...

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NEW JERSEY — “Good trends,” as Gov. Phil Murphy put it Monday, will allow New Jersey to expand its COVID-19 gathering limits. The changes go into effect immediately. Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of worship will be allowed to run at 50% capacity. Also in effect, two ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Severe winter weather across the country this week has delayed the delivery of 6 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine nationwide, including 230,000 shots on their way to New Jersey. “Because planes at major hubs for both FedEx and UPS have been grounded due to the weather, this ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03) goes live on Monday, February 22 to update residents of Ocean County on the status of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Kim pledged to keep residents informed on critical issues during his first term of office. He originally planned a series of ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ – An army of volunteers hits the internet daily on a quest to find COVID-19 vaccinations. What makes these individuals “vaccine angels” has everything to do with them booking appointments for complete strangers. A senior’s wife became extremely frustrated when she could not ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - The magic formula for New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution appears to be a well-kept secret.  Ocean County officials just know there are not enough to go around for eligible residents who want the vaccine. Ocean County Commissioner Gerry P. Little shared the news in ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — As of today, 1.34 million COVID-19 vaccine shots had been administered statewide through hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers, government-run clinics and state run “mega-sites,” New Jersey's COVID-19 dashboard shows. Those shots included 1,039,762 first doses and ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy emerged from his self-quarantine Tuesday wearing not one but two face masks. Last week, despite testing negative for COVID-19, the governor entered a self-quarantine when a family member confirmed they had contracted the virus. His office said he was entering a ...

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