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Murphy Says Restaurant, Retail Workers Will Be Required To Undergo Daily Temperature Checks

June 4, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for the thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back patrons on June 15.

Although non-essential retail businesses will follow familiar rules that have been observed for months at supermarkets, pharmacies and other essential businesses, there could be a decided lack ...

Rutgers Nursing School Restores Hope At 2 Camden Housing Complexes 

CAMDEN, NJ — Having roughly a year to establish a series of health services for the residents of two housing complexes proved to be the right kind of serendipity the Rutgers-Camden Nursing School needed with the oncoming storm of COVID-19.  

First establishing a presence at Branches of Centerville and ultimately Ablett Village, the nursing school — with the help of ...

Dip in Ambulance Calls Signals Camden County Residents Afraid to Seek Medical Help

CAMDEN, NJ — A 12% fall in ambulance calls throughout Camden County in April has alarmed local officials, who correlate the dip in hospital visits to fears over contracting COVID-19.

“Lots of folks with non-COVID-19 symptoms are not going to the hospital and are not going to the doctor,” Freeholder Director Lou Cappelli said Tuesday in a virtual press briefing at ...

Governor’s Daily Briefing: The Numbers are Dropping

TRENTON, NJ – The graphs shown on NJ Governor Phil Murphy’s May 11 COVID-19 press briefing are all pointing in the right direction.  As he usually does, Murphy went through several points of data, adding his own commentary.  We will summarize them for you here.

Murphy did not hold briefings over the weekend, so the information he shared were numbers reported today with ...

Challenges of Providing Primary Care in Communities of Color During Pandemic May Compound Existing Disparities

NEWARK, NJ — By now, most people understand the protocol when it comes to meeting with someone outside their homes: You do it remotely, or you don’t do it at all. 

But what if that someone is your doctor? In most instances, that, too, has adapted to the ways of the webcam to keep patients out of waiting rooms and safe in their homes. But in communities of color, where the ...

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Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

Southern New Jersey Needs Infrastructure Upgrades to Support Post-COVID Economy

May 21, 2020

Before the coronavirus pandemic struck our nation, South Jersey was getting back on its feet economically. Unfortunately, not all parts of New Jersey bounced back so quickly from the recession of years past and the closing of several casinos in Atlantic City made the road back that much longer. Now, in our post-COVID-19 future, South Jersey is going to have to work twice as hard to become the ...

NJ Human Services Announces $37 Million in Additional Food Assistance

May 28, 2020

Many NJ SNAP Recipients Will Receive Enhanced Benefits;

June Payments Will Bring Supplemental Food Assistance Payments to $143M Since March

(TRENTON) – Many New Jerseyans who receive food assistance through the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (NJ SNAP) will receive additional benefits in June to help address critical food needs related to the COVID-19 ...

The Jaffe Briefing - June 5, 2020

BEDMINSTER – There’s a collective sigh of relief in the hills of Somerset County today with word that President Trump is spending his weekend elsewhere. Let’s make the gigantic assumption that Trump had somebody read The Jaffe Briefing to him earlier this week, ...