Coronavirus News

May 30, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up.

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TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver joined the governor and other officials at yesterday’s daily COVID-19 press conference. Donning her hat as the head of New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs, Oliver introduced the implementation of a temporary rental assistance ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Ocean County attributes 58 percent of its COVID-19 related deaths to long term care facilities. In Brick Township alone, 97 of the 108 fatalities were residents of one of the six LTCs within the municipality. Additionally, a Complete Care at Shorrock staff member also died ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ -  With the Memorial Day weekend over, there are some changes as far as an increase in positive COVID-19 test results. As of today, there are 8,401 currently confirmed coronavirus cases throughout the county's 33 municipalities. It remains unknown as far as the number of active ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ – Yesterday’s virtual meeting of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Roundtable featured two executives from the Southern Ocean Medical Center. Michele Morrison, Chief Hospital Executive at Southern Ocean Medical Center, and Jim Young, Executive Director ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ -  Today's news that Governor Phil Murphy increased outside gatherings from 10 to 25 people reflects a slowing in the spread of the coronavirus.   The same decline is documented in Ocean County. On Wednesday, the Ocean County Health Department reported a total of 8112 confirmed ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Today, Congressman Andy Kim met virtually with the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Roundtable participants Chamber’s CEO Lori Pepenella introduced Kim, noting that he was recently appointed to the House Select Committee on COVID-19, and is ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ – During this month’s Ocean Township Committee meeting, Mayor Ken Baulderstone reported on the impact of COVID-19 within the local community. He also offered some reminders concerning the use of face coverings to contain the spread of the potentially dangerous virus. “I ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ  – The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) continues to expand its robust COVID-19 response by establishing a new Disease Investigation/Contact Tracing Institute in partnership with Ocean County College. One of the main goals of the institute is to recruit, train and develop ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - As New Jersey continues to test people regardless of symptoms, the percentage of positive to negative results have dramatically changed. Overall, more than a half a million people have been swabbed for COVID-19 statewide. The total number of confirmed cases is now 150,399. For ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ — Join the region’s chamber online as this month's Women in Business features reopening safely and a community COVID-19 Q & A with Southern Ocean Medical Center Chief Executive Michele Morrison. Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce invites the business community to their ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Since March, the Ocean County Department of Health has maintained a daily list of the number of positive COVID-19 test results. Additionally, the health department provides a tally of all related mortalities within each of the 33 county municipalities. The good news is that the ...

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NEW JERSEY: U.S. Congressman Chris Smith, represents district 4, NJ. Smith is demanding the truth from China, and is seeking to legally empower victims of COVID-19. WATCH Rep. Smith here in this Fox News Interview and read press release below for details:  The Chinese government through ...

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WASHINGTON, DC –  At the end of last month, Governor Phil Murphy reported on his meeting with President Donald Trump.   New Jersey has been hit hard as a result of the coronavirus crisis. The pandemic has gone beyond its physical effects and impacted financial health.  Could passage of the Heroes ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ -  In the wake of the coronavirus crisis and state shutdown, local members of the Catholic faith join others in their frustration. Open casket viewings are forbidden by state laws. Churches have been closed.  For Catholics, the grieving process includes gathering for a funeral mass to ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - For weeks, the confirmed number of coronavirus cases became the center of attention. Testing has become more available, allowing some asymptomatic people to determine if they are carriers of the potentially deadly virus. Meanwhile, authorities estimate that approximately fifteen ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Statewide, Governor Phil Murphy sees the data as reason to start the return to New Jersey's economy.  Non-essential construction can resume on Monday. Additionally, non-essential retail businesses can take in orders and deliver goods curbside. Public health relies on numbers ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Amid the pandemic, New Jersey’s shut down of non-essential businesses resulted in over a million unemployment claims. Today, Governor Phil Murphy’s announcement will put some of the claimants back to work as non-essential construction resumes. Non-essential retail stores may also ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Apart from Sundays, Governor Phil Murphy heads up a daily COVID-19 press conference. In today’s report, Murphy announced 1,453 new positive test results. The state’s website indicates this brings the new total to 139,945 confirmed cases of the potentially deadly virus. In the ...

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JERSEY SHORE, NJ - “The Bennies are Coming!”  In the weeks before Memorial Day, local Jersey Shore residents express their share of complaints about the perceived “invasion” from out of area residents. However,  local eateries and other business owners eagerly await the onslaught of guests. Truth ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ  - Up until recently, New Jersey residents were only eligible for COVID-19 testing if they showed symptoms of the disease. More availability of test kits has expanded the opportunity. Since asymptomatic people can contribute to the spread without any recognizing their need to ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Statewide, the number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 has reached 137,085. In the meantime, New Jersey has not allowed certain testing areas to swab asymptomatic individuals who want to rule out they could be contagious. It is unknown if the change has impacted the ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - For the second day in a row, the Ocean County Health Department reported less than 100 new confirmed coronavirus cases.  The addition of 83 new positive test results brings the county's total to 7275. The death toll is now up to 516, with Lakewood and Brick suffering the most ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ -  Since the first reports of COVID-19 in the state, the goal has always been to flatten the curve. Without a vaccine, the best tool to keep the spread of the disease has been to limit exposure. The mechanism has been shutting down everything but essential services and calling for ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Marianne Holler, DO is no stranger to sitting down with patients and families for difficult conversations. For eighteen years, Holler began her professional career as a social worker in a hospital setting. She then decided to go on to medical school. During the last two decades, ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – The side effects of COVID-19 extend beyond any physical illness. Since Governor Phil Murphy shut down the state to all non-essential businesses, more than a million workers filed for state unemployment. Meanwhile, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – At today’s press conference, Governor Phil Murphy announced his decision to declare both a public health emergency and state of emergency. According to Murphy, Executive Order 138, he signed the order due to the public health hazard created by COVID-19. “To be clear: this does ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ -  Both national and state media outlets have taken a look at death records and drawn similar conclusions.  After reviewing death records from 2015-2020, a glaring disparity exhibits when looking at April numbers in each of the years. Upon review of Ocean County records, the same ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ — Throughout the last few weeks, Ship Bottom was among the many towns on Long Beach Island that restricted their beaches to only residents with Emergency Placards. As of Monday, May 4, the Borough of Ship Bottom announced that "Placards are no longer needed for beach access in ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - According to the Ocean County Health Department, there are no newly reported COVID-19 related deaths since yesterday within any of the county's municipalities. On first glance, this appears to be encouraging information. However, the state reports that of the 7,871 dead, 440 ...

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