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Coronavirus News

August 23, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — All teachers and school personnel in New Jersey will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18 or be regularly tested, Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday.  Under Murphy's Executive Order, all pre-school through grade-12 school personnel will be ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- While the news of the "Delta" variant has been a noted concern in New Jersey, the news in Chatham continues to be very good when it comes to the virus. Chatham Township Mayor Stacey Ewald reported that the health department statistics show that 88% of adults 18 and over in Chatham ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two different events were happening simultaneously, flooding the narrow streets around East Brunswick's Memorial Elementary School. One was a rally by about 150 'anti-maskers' who were there to protest the soon-to-be-announced statewide requirement for students to be masked ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union County's Mobile COVID-19 vaccine vehicle brought Pfizer and J&J vaccines to a pop-up clinic set at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School on Tuesday, Aug. 3. Several dozen unvaccinated residents came to the site to their first dose. The mobile unit will return in three ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that 10,505,407 doses of COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and J&J) have been administered in New Jersey as of Aug. 2. This means that 5,309,373 individuals who live, work, or study in New Jersey are now fully vaccinated. However, with the ...

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Vaccinations or Regular Testing Will be Required to Curb the Risk of COVID-19 TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that all workers in certain state and private health care facilities, and high-risk congregate settings will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than 5 million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated. Among ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted indoor mask mandates for vaccinated individuals ahead of Memorial Day weekend.  Effective May 28, New Jersey will lift the requirement for maintaining six feet of social distancing in indoor and outdoor settings and will lift the prohibitions on dance ...

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NEW JERSEY - Reports have been circulating that Governor Phil Murphy will be announcing the lift of indoor mask mandates for vaccinated individuals ahead of Memorial Day weekend.  The governor is expected to follow the updated guidelines set in place by the CDC for those who have been fully ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey is now offering more incentives for unvaccinated people to get their shots, including free wine, free access to state beaches, and a chance to dine with the governor and first lady of the state. During his press briefing held at Island Beach State Park, Gov. Phil Murphy ...

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If buildings are open for in-person instruction, parents or guardians will not be able to opt-out of in-person instruction. NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that upon the conclusion of this school year, schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey utility customers struggling to pay bills during the COVID-19 pandemic benefited from a temporary statewide law preventing essential utilities from being disconnected. But that moratorium on utility shutoffs ends June 30 when an executive order called by New Jersey Gov.

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TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed. As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages ...

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NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership called VAXRide should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations.  Novartis, a NJ based ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated. Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Beginning today, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29. Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Middlesex County ...

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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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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 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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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Division on Aging is offering in home-Covid-19 Vaccines for residents of Union County who are homebound elderly and/or disabled to those who qualify.  The registered nurses at Jewish Family Service of Central NJ will be administering many of these vaccines in ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – Have you lost your COVID-19 vaccination card and are not sure how you can get a copy to show proof that you have received the vaccine? The Burlington County Health Department is advising New Jersey residents on how to obtain a copy of the card through the New Jersey Department of ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Despite the side effects reported impacting some young women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the J&J vaccine should panic or worry."  The governor tried to quell fears as the CDC and FDA called for a pause ...

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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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