Coronavirus News

April 13, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug ...

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With one in four cases linked to variants, NJ’s top medical official says ‘Keep doing what you’re doing and get vaccinated’ 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 ...

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ — New Jersey restaurants will receive another $35 million in federal coronavirus relief aid under legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. To be administered by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA), the funds are grants that will be made available to ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Salads bars and buffets are making their return to grocery stores and retail establishments that sell food, as part of the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions by Gov. Phil Murphy. But while these self-service food stations are once again allowed at supermarkets, convenience ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Fully vaccinated individuals no longer have to self-quarantine after traveling within the United States, or get tested before or after a domestic trip, under revised New Jersey coronavirus guidelines for domestic travel. These new rules, which are recommended by the federal Centers ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Individuals age 16 and older will be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine beginning April 19 — nearly two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1. "With an expected increase in vaccine allocation from the federal government, coupled with our extensive network of ...

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Murphy says third wave means ‘long, hot summer.’ 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 is now ...

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TRENTON, NJ — With the weather warming up, Gov. Phil Murphy is looking to get more people outside, where coronavirus transmission rates are lower. Starting April 2, up to 200 people will be allowed at outdoor gatherings, increasing the current 50-person capacity limit. “We are urging everyone to ...

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Despite steadily mounting case load, Gov. Murphy defends loosening restrictions on size of outdoor gatherings, raising capacity limits on indoor and outdoor sports events. 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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TRENTON, NJ — New Jerseyans age 55 and older and those who fall into several more high-risk groups and are employed in additional occupations can get in line for the coronavirus vaccine starting April 5. The following groups are eligible for vaccination once the expansion is in ...

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In five weeks, variant cases rose 830% in NJ, and only 2% of cases are tested for new virus strains. Special to TAPinto. 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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Residents of long-term care facilities can now have in-person visits, regardless of whether they or their visitors have received the coronavirus vaccine — except in those settings where a high level of COVID-19 transmission exists. Significant drops in coronavirus outbreaks and the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy said he doesn’t expect to loosen any more coronavirus restrictions because of the recent rise in variant strains of the disease. But he also has no plans to roll back restrictions either — after expanding capacity at restaurants, gyms and other indoor businesses on ...

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TRENTON, NJ — For the 13th time since the start of the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey public health emergency for another 30 days. “The (state) Department of Health's ability to regulate the distribution of the vaccine especially is linked to the declaration of a ...

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Fewer strings attached in this round of relief. No details of exactly how the state will spend pandemic-focused funds. 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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Restaurants, recreational and amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons and other personal care businesses will be able to increase indoor capacity to 50%, beginning March 19. In addition, indoor capacity limits will be raised from 10 to 25 persons and ...

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State Health Officials Reviewing New CDC Guidance on Vaccinated Individuals TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey residents who are already scheduled for a two-dose Moderna or Pfizer coronavirus vaccine are being advised not to cancel their appointments to wait for the one-dose Johnson & Johnson ...

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Emergency food assistance expected to stay at record levels for two years or more. 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, ...

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Expresses Optimism as New Jersey Marks One Year Since Start of COVID-19 Pandemic TRENTON, NJ — Anyone planning a wedding can expand the guest list to 35% of a venue’s indoor capacity, or to no more than 150 persons either indoors or outdoors. And as coronavirus numbers continue to improve, ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy had less than two weeks to act with more than $700 million in overdue bills pending. 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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to hundreds of thousands more people, including prekindergarten through 12th-grade school teachers and staff members who can begin getting their shots on March 15. “Our administration has built the infrastructure — including ...

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TRENTON, NJ — “Good trends” in coronavirus numbers will allow New Jersey to expand gathering limits for religious services and college sporting events, as well as at sports and entertainment venues, according to Gov. Phil Murphy.  Effective immediately, churches, mosques and other houses of ...

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UPDATE: Vaccine appointments scheduled for Monday, February 22 at Brookdale Community College and the Monmouth County Agricultural Building are canceled due to the continued delay in vaccine deliveries. They have been rescheduled for Monday, March 1 at the same time. TRENTON, NJ — Severe winter ...

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Monmouth County Forced to Cancel Vaccine Appointments through Saturday due to Delivery Delays TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has extended his executive powers for another 30 days — the 12th time since the start of the coronavirus crisis. “Extending the public health emergency allows the ...

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NEW JERSEY — To help keep up with demand, more doses of the coronavirus vaccine are headed to New Jersey, according to Gov. Phil Murphy. “As these deliveries increase, we’ll be able to open more appointments and be in position to put our efforts into the next gear," said Murphy during a virtual ...

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TRENTON, NJ — With 23 days until the one-year anniversary of the first reported coronavirus case in New Jersey, more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across the state. Of the total 1,037,657 doses delivered, 224,237 people have received second shots — numbers ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Restaurants, bars, gyms, entertainment venues and salons are among the businesses that can now open their doors to more customers, beginning February 5. Gov. Phil Murphy has increased indoor capacity limits from 25% to 35% — but keeping the maximum capacity at 150 persons — for ...

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Special to TAPinto Belmar/Lake Como 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. Less than 5% of immunization centers in New Jersey are ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Residents can now access a new coronavirus vaccine hotline with 250 New Jersey-based agents ready to answer common questions, help with preregistration for a vaccination and explain eligibility rules. More than 17,000 people called in within the first hour that the COVID-19 vaccine ...

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Timeline far from certain, depends on release of single-dose Johnson & Johnson serum still to be approved by feds. 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 ...

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