Health & Wellness

October 27, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has submitted a draft of a coronavirus vaccine distribution plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials announced Monday during a virtual press briefing.  While a COVID-19 vaccine or therapeutic has not been ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ—The new Burlington County Recovery Center will be holding a meet and greet for individuals to meet with staff on Saturday, October 24, from 12pm to 3pm. The County announced the opening of the Recovery Center in late September, with the goal to better help residents obtain ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – The Burlington County Department of Health is resuming its confidential screening, testing and education services for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases (STD).  These services are provided free of charge to county residents. Burlington County Health Director Dr. Herb ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – The Burlington County Health Department is already seeing increases in the number of people being tested for COVID-19 following the recent expansion of its testing program. More than 600 people were tested last week through the county’s home testing option or at the County’s new ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ—Burlington County, in partnership with the Food Bank of South Jersey, will be holding an emergency food distribution event on Saturday, October 17 from 10am to 12pm at the Burlington County Institute of Technology in Westampton. Burlington County residents in need of the ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – The Burlington County Health Department has resumed its free child immunization clinics for uninsured children and those covered by New Jersey Family Care Plan A, aged 5 to 18 years. Individuals of Native American or Alaskan Native descent are automatically eligible to receive ...

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-3) held a telephone town hall on Tuesday night to discuss preparations for a potential upcoming second wave of the coronavirus. Rep. Kim was joined by Dr. Caitlin Rivers, Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security and an Assistant ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Halloween is still on in New Jersey, but it may look and feel a little different this year due to the ongoing pandemic. The state Department of Health today released its guidance on Halloween celebrations, including recommendations on trick-or-treating, trunk-or-treating, parties, ...

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MOUNT LAUREL, NJ-- As part of their continuing commitment to help residents during the ongoing pandemic, the Burlington County Board is launching a new coronavirus testing program that will allow residents to get tested for COVID-19 without leaving the safety of their homes. All Burlington ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-3) will be holding a telephone town hall on Tuesday, October 6 at 5:30pm to discuss how to prepare New Jersey for a potential second wave of the coronavirus. Rep. Kim will be joined by Dr. Caitlin Rivers of Johns Hopkins University, who is a Senior ...

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MOUNT LAUREL, NJ-- The Burlington County Health Department is rolling out a new at-home coronavirus testing program that is expected to make it easier for residents, first responders and health care workers to undergo COVID-19 tests. Burlington County Department of Health Director Herb Conaway ...

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FLORENCE, NJ-- The Burlington County Health Department will be offering a drive-through flu shot clinic on Thursday, October 1 from 9am to 11am in Florence for individuals 13 years and older. The clinic, which will take at the Florence Municipal Garage, located at 875 Summer Street, is one of ...

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BORDENTOWN TOWNSHIP, NJ—The Bordentown Township Office of Emergency Management (OEM) asked residents to remain calm regarding a recent uptick in the number of confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in the municipality. In a post on its Facebook page aimed to “maintain an effort of transparency ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Governor Phil Murphy was joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases, Thursday morning for a live virtual conversation on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in New Jersey. The national expert in infectious disease said that he often points ...

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BORDENTOWN CITY, NJ-- New Jersey Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson visited a local City pharmacy on Tuesday to highlight the state's latest efforts to combat the opioid crisis.  Commissioner Johnson stopped at Mast Pharmacy and Surgical Supplies on Farnsworth Avenue to ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday that he will be holding a live virtual conversation with one of the nation's leading experts on COVID-19 (coronavirus) -- Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases.  There have been more than ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ – Burlington County announced today that it will be starting a new initiative to improve access to addiction treatment and other community services that can assist residents in recovery with the opening of its new Recovery Center.  Burlington County Board Director Felicia Hopson ...

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WESTAMPTON, NJ -- With the coronavirus pandemic still active and the start of the seasonal flu season fast approaching, Burlington County health officials are stressing the importance for all residents to obtain a seasonal flu vaccine as soon as possible. The County Health Department will again ...

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BORDENTOWN, NJ – With the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many health care experts are raising concerns about the impact of upcoming flu season. Since patients may experience the same symptoms for the common flu and the coronavirus it can make it difficult to differentiate between ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Speaking at Governor Murphy's Monday COVID-19 press briefing, NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli warned of a possible “twin-demic” this year during flu season and urged New Jerseyans to get their flu shots.   “As we enter the fall season, we are also moving into the flu ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – Burlington County recognizes the vast impact the virsu pandemic has had on many county families.  That is why the County’s coronavirus pandemic response has extended beyond COVID-19 (coronovavirus) testing and obtaining and distributing protective equipment and ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced on Tuesday that the Department will use federal Coronavirus Relief Fund resources to provide up to $25 million to help mental health and substance use disorder providers remain open and accessible by reimbursing for the added costs ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy and Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today announced the state will offer the opioid overdose reversal drug naloxone, commonly called Narcan, for free to residents at participating pharmacies throughout New Jersey from September 24 through September ...

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MOUNT HOLLY, NJ – Burlington County Health Director Dr. Herb Conaway is urging county residents and families to continue to take coronavirus-related precautions during the upcoming holiday weekend. “We’ve made a lot of progress since the start of the outbreak and we’re seeing the results as ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson and Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli announced on Thursday the state will be providing 11,352 free doses of the opioid-overdose antidote naloxone (commonly called Narcan) to 179 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) teams throughout New ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- It's about asking for help. That's the key piece of advice that City of Angels's founder Kevin Meara wants those struggling with substance abuse to know, particularly as many face their "demons" during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.    Meara spoke with TAPinto ...

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TRENTON, NJ-- Governor Murphy has issued an Executive Order for New Jersey's gyms to re-open on Tuesday, September 1 with a capacity level of 25 percent and a strong adherence to sanitary precautions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Masks must be worn at all times during workouts. New ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Recently, central New Jersey officials reminded residents that there is help available for children and young adults struggling to cope with the "new normal" of living through restrictions of the ongoing pandemic.  Resources are available through Youth.Gov that provides guidance ...

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Burlington County Assemblywoman Carol Murphy (D-Burlington) is working to address widespread isolation and loneliness in long-term care facilities, particularly amid the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.  Her measure to require the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) to implement and oversee an ...

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WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Andy Kim will be holding a telephone town hall on Tuesday, August 18th at 6:30pm to discuss the ongoing development of a potential vaccine to COVID-19. Congressman Kim will be joined by Dr. Michael Kinch, an expert in the development of vaccines. Dr. Kinch currently ...

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