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Coronavirus News

January 6, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy today during his COVID-19 press briefing announced that nearly half a million New Jersey residents have pre-registered to receive the coronavirus vaccine and that additional vaccine distribution centers will open. He also made a plea for retired health care ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Over 1,000 people came through the walk-up COVID-19 saliva testing site on Tuesday afternoon at the parking lot of the former Little Flower upper church on Roosevelt Avenue. Cars lined Roosevelt and Hamilton avenues and the overflow of cars utilized the Columbia Middle ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey officials visited University Hospital in Newark on Monday morning as healthcare workers received their second doses of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine. A similar effort to inoculate frontline workers throughout the Garden State brings the number to roughly 100,000 inoculations ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Berkeley Heights Business and Civic and the Police Department have teamed up to catch kids in the act -- of wearing face masks that is! Berkeley Heights Police Officers are looking to catch kids in the act of masking up and will reward them on the spot with a $10 gift ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will begin vaccinating healthcare workers Thursday, officials said. Health care personnel eligible under the state’s guidelines to receive the vaccine must make their appointments through the county’s registration webpage starting at 9 a.m. Tuesday, officials said ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - There are 60 active cases reported in Berkeley Heights with zero active cases from the vulnerable population institutions (VPI). There have been 702 total cases reported in Berkeley Heights since the inception of the pandemic, 60 Long Term Care deaths, six Berkeley Heights ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Phillip Purcell, 56, of Berkeley Heights died on December 19, 2020, at Overlook Medical Center, due to complications with coronavirus. He leaves behind three daughters: Kaitlyn, 18, Samantha, 17, and Erin, 15. COVID-19 hit the Purcell household early December starting with ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In a highly anticipated announcement , Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday at his COVID-19 press briefing that Indoor sports may resume on Saturday, January 2, 2021, with safety protocols in place. However, the regional suspension of interstate youth hockey competitions will continue ...

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NEW JERSEY — A new variant of COVID-19 identified in the U.K. has raised some concerns for people yet to be inoculated for the virus. Although the variant is one among many since the pandemic began in earnest earlier this year, the newest mutation of the virus (referred to as B.1.1.7) has gained ...

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NEW JERSEY — Hours after administering the first COVID-19 vaccines in New Jersey long-term care facilities during a ceremony in Old Bridge, Gov. Phil Murphy called on residents to reign in the New Year with caution. “This is not the year for a wild New Year's Eve party,” Murphy said during a ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Mountainside Cares, FLAG Berkeley Heights, and FLAG New Providence were created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is a testament to our community's compassion towards the amazing work of our many frontline healthcare workers. These organizations were created to support our ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — For resident Jodie Gunzberg’s family, three small meetups in late October and early November turned tragic, resulting in 10 positive COVID-19 tests and the death of her father. “We made some critical mistakes,” Gunzberg explained in a widely shared Facebook post. “We had no party ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy began his Wednesday COVID-19 briefing with information for the mental health of frontline medical workers and first responders. He announced that the state had a number of resrouces available to address the emotional and mental health of these individuals who have ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The start of the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine to people in long-term care facilities has been delayed until next week in New Jersey because the state did not fill its paperwork in time. The delay was discussed during Gov. Murphy's COVID-19 press briefing on Monday ...

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NEW JERSEY — Months of back and forth appear to be over with Congress expected to pass a $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package to help an economy in dire straits - with businesses crushed by the pandemic and families struggling financially. The agreement, like the first, would include checks ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- During his COVID-19 press briefing on Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans to open six vaccine “mega sites” across the state in early January. Bergen County: Meadowlands Complex Morris County: Rockaway Townsquare Mall Middlesex County: New Jersey Convention and ...

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NEW JERSEY — A day after New Jersey made history with its first COVID-19 vaccines in Newark, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday that it is no time for residents to stop taking preventative steps. “Yesterday was a historic day, a day for optimism with some of our health care heroes receiving the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Maritza Beniquez, a University Hospital emergency room nurse, became the first person in New Jersey to be inoculated against COVID-19 on Tuesday.  The frontline health care worker, who also turned 56 on the history-making occasion, said receiving the vaccine was the best gift she ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced via Twitter that New Jersey's first COVID-19 vaccines will be administered on Tuesday morning, Dec. 15 at University Hospital Newark. The governor plans to be there, along with NJ State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli, Dr, Shereef Elnahal, president of ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced that help is on its way in New Jersey for people who are unemployed: the NJ Labor Dept. is planning to provide another round of FEMA Lost Wages Assistance payments to more than 10,000 newly eligible workers next week. "Because of legislation I recently ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy presented a "worst case scenario" predictive model if New Jerseyans become lax in following social distancing and mask-wearing protocols during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Dec. 9. He reported that one model he saw had the state topping out at a whopping ...

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NEW JERSEY — This morning when Gov. Phil Murphy learned that the number of people not cooperating with contact tracers had ticked up to 74% he said he was shocked. “It’s completely unacceptable," he said, a week after his office stated the same figure stood at nearly 70%. "There's going to be ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported that New Jersey had its first-ever day with more than 6,000 positive COVID cases. Murphy updated the latest state figures late Sunday morning: 6,046 new positive cases 368,016 cumulative cases 16 new confirmed deaths 15,485 total ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey set a new record high number of daily COVID-19 cases 5,673, Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his press briefing in Trenton Friday afternoon. This figure eclipses any total even during the early days of the pandemic's first wave back in March and April. The mark breaks the ...

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Good Morning New Providence. As of late last night (Friday 12/4) we have 2 new Covid-19 child cases (both students) in our community reported to us from the Board of Health, and 7 new recoveries to report, bringing our total down to 22 non-LTC active cases and 1 LTC active case in New Providence.

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy provided an update on remote vs. in-class school districts during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Murphy said that right now there are 89 districts fully open for in-person instruction, 438 offering hybrid of in-person and remote instruction, 246 ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy provided an update on remote vs. in-class school districts during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Murphy said that right now there are 89 districts fully open for in-person instruction, 438 offering hybrid of in-person and remote instruction, 246 ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy provided an update on remote vs. in-class school districts during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Dec. 2. Murphy said that right now there are 89 districts fully open for in-person instruction, 438 offering hybrid of in-person and remote instruction, 246 ...

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Dear Coronavirus,  Everything that we were taught in school, and everything our parents warned us about, could never prepare us for what you have put us through. Our senior year of high school, the most irreplaceable year, has quickly been replaced with moments we did not ask for.  We did not ...

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NEW JERSEY — While a statewide shutdown will not be implemented as many have come to expect, that possibility “has to stay on the table,” Gov. Phil Murphy said during his coronavirus press briefing Monday at noon. For now, he has instituted a number of other new restrictions. As of Saturday, ...

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