Coronavirus News

May 31, 2021

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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CAMDEN, NJ – As vaccination rates continue to rise around the country and the state, Camden County officials want to make sure Camden City residents are getting the shot as well. On Tuesday afternoon, the county held a pop-up event with doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in McGuire ...

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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 ...

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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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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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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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CAMDEN, NJ – Uber is partnering with Cooper’s Ferry Partnership to make sure Camden’s most vulnerable residents arrive safely to their COVID-19 vaccine appointments.   The rideshare company has agreed to provide 3,000 free rides to local vaccination sites for city residents through an agreement ...

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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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CAMDEN, NJ – Starting this week Camden County will reduce the hours of operation at each of its COVID-19 testing due to a steady decline in demand and as testing has become more available from other providers. “We will continue to offer these critical services to our residents (for) the duration ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – As part of Cooper University Health Care’s ongoing COVID-19 vaccine education initiative, city residents can attend a free COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall meeting at 5 pm on Tuesday, April 20 at the Salvation Army’s Kroc Center in East Camden. Earlier this year, Cooper opened the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ –  Camden County announced it has suspended dispensing doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine based on a federal health recommendation after six Nebraska women developed “rare and severe” blood clots.  The federal Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported progress in getting shots into arms as he presented a vaccine update during his press briefing Wednesday. He said that the state has administered 4,892,598 total doses and that 1,896,442 New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated. "We are now 40% to ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Thousands of vaccination appointments for tomorrow, Wednesday, April 7, are currently available at the Camden County Vaccination Center. The vaccination site is operated by the county in partnership with Cooper University Health Care and Jefferson Health-New Jersey and has provided ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1. The state’s phased vaccination roll ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health has issued new COVID-19 travel guidance, which follow updated travel recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month. “While the pandemic is not over, our vaccination program and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy proudly announced that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated during press briefing today where he also reported a list of updates to citizens about the State’s evolving COVID-19 ...

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CAMDEN, NJ – If you have a COVID-19 vaccine appointment: Show up. If you can’t, or if you got vaccinated elsewhere, please call to cancel. That’s the message from Camden County Commission Director Louis Cappelli Jr., who says “no-shows” are making the vaccine rollout more difficult than it ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy said that he doesn't expect to loosen any more COVID-19 restrictions because of the recent rise in variant strains of the disease. On March 19, the state of New Jersey expanded capacity at indoor businesses, such as restaurants and gyms, but the governor said that ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Although Camden County is averaging roughly 100 daily coronavirus cases these days, on Thursday that figure jumped to 170 newly-confirmed patients. County Commissioner Jonathan Young said during a press conference that the figure may be the result of some numbers coming into the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — With the Camden City School District resuming some in-person classes in April, the county will consolidate its Camden City coronavirus testing locations elsewhere.  Three school locations - at Cooper's Poynt, Brimm and Veterans Memorial - opened in December. As of Monday, the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy visited a COVID-19 vaccination site in Newark on Tuesday to underscore New Jersey’s vaccine eligibility expansion, as well as encourage communities of color to sign up for the vital shots. “Congratulations! How do you feel?” Murphy said to Leslie Wiliams, a food ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The BB&T Pavilion in Camden City is focusing its vaccination efforts locally, with roughly 2,000 Moderna doses on hand for residents this week. Free vaccines at the waterfront center, an operation run by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), are available for anyone ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County, which so far has received roughly 6,000 Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccines, began Friday morning to make them available to those most in need in its hardest-hit city: Camden. Roughly 40 people received the one-shot inoculation at the Branches in the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A plan to get COVID-19 vaccines into the arms of the homebound due to an injury, medical ailment, or other reason is in the works, officials said Thursday. “We are trying to focus more on populations that maybe cannot get to us,” said Commissioner Director Lou Cappelli during a ...

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TRENTON, NJ - In words that had to be music ot the ears of restaurateurs and other indoor business owners, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care businesses can ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Residents in Camden can book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment at various locations in the city. Countywide there are 42 places to obtain a Moderna or Pfizer shot - including more than 20 Rite Aid stores. The county’s veterans affairs office will also host a second pop-up vaccine ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner says their office has learned of residents canceling their two-shot Moderna or Pfizer vaccine appointments in order to stand by for a Johnson & Johnson shot, which requires just one shot. Commissioner Judy Persichilli advised ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Camden County residents are advised to take note of updated coronavirus testing hours, put in place due to lower demand, and an upcoming delivery of Johnson & Johnson vaccines this week. The county, which reached 39,764 cases and 1,068 deaths on Wednesday, is seeing 60% fewer ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Anyone planning a wedding can expand the guest list now, following Gov. Phil Murphy's COVID press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, when he announced that wedding receptions may proceed at 35% of a venue’s indoor capacity (up to 150 persons) and up to 150 people outdoors. Indoor ...

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