Coronavirus News

May 7, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa has set Tuesday, May 11, as the date for the return to daily in-person instruction for Chatham High seniors due to the moderate Covid activity level and the fact that more than 100 seniors are either "partially or fully vaccinated" and 45 others ...

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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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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa sent out an update to parents and staff on Thursday, setting preliminary plans for a Monday, May 3 return of 8th-grade students to daily in-person instruction and the same for 6th and 7th-grade students on Wednesday, May 5. There have been no ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The original goal was to bring back high school seniors for daily in-person instruction on April 19. That didn't work out as planned and there is a real possibility that Chatham High students may not return to daily in-person school for the rest of the year. Chatham Superintendent ...

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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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CHATHAM, NJ - In its weekly count, the Chatham, Borough Health Officer reported Friday that there had been 16 new positive tests for Coronavirus, pushing the total for 2021 to 280 and the borough's overall positive cases to 525 since the start of the pandemic. Chatham Borough has had 10 ...

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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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NEW JERSEY — As part of its streaming series on the COVID-19 vaccine, the New Jersey Department of Health is hosting a free public town hall discussion led by medical professionals from NJ’s Asian American communities; the April 20, 7 p.m. event will address facts, fears, and myths concerning the ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa laid out the "tentative" timeline for getting students in Grades 6 through 12 back to daily in-person instruction, targeting April during his presentation at the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday. The plan calls for Grade 8 and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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MORRIS COUNTY, NJ -  Walmart and Sam's Club sites will now offer vaccine appointments dedicated to adults 65 and older after partnering with the State of New Jersey.  Sites in Morris County will begin scheduling appointments on March 29, 2021. The sites in Morris County are: Walmart Inc ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing on Monday 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 ...

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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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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa gave an update on school status at the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday night, stating his goal to increase in-person attendance before the end of the school year. "We're evaluating every option, with the goal of trying to increase ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough closed out the month of February with 157 Coronavirus cases since the start of 2021, according to the March 2 report issued by the Chatham Borough health officer. There were 15 cases reported between Feb. 19 and Feb. 28. The full report can be read ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Local clergy gathered at the Library of the Chathams on Sunday evening for a "service of prayer and remembrance" for those taken by COVID-19. Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz noted in his remarks that NBC News had reported shortly before the service on Sunday that 500,000 ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough's Health Officer said that nine residents have tested positive to the Coronavirus since Feb. 12 in the report released Thursday. Overall, 402 borough residents have contracted the virus since the pandemic began. The full report can be read below: Announcement ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham High basketball parents/guardians will be allowed to attend home NJAC games, starting Saturday, Feb. 13, following Gov. Phil Murphy's easing of restrictions for indoor sports on Friday. The Chatham boys basketball team plays its "Senior Day" game vs. Pope John at CHS at ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough's death total related to the Coronavirus pandemic reached double digits with its 10th victim, a 71-year-old male, reported by the Chatham Borough Health Officer on Friday. It was the first death related to the virus since June of 2020. Chatham Borough has had 148 ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Tracy Ness helped advocate for some progress in getting Covid-19 vaccinations available closer to home. She reported at the Committee meeting held Thursday night that she spoke to state legislatures about CVS in Chatham Borough. CVS, located at 471 Main St., ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough Health Officer Megan Avallone reported that New Jersey has "turned the corner" in the Coronavirus pandemic despite the spike in positive cases the borough has experienced the last two months. "The good news is that I think we have turned the corner," Avallone said ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Borough's total positive Coronavirus cases climbed to 356 overall with 24 new positive cases reported since Jan. 22 by the health officer on Monday. There have been 111 new positive cases reported since the start of the new year, but no Covid-related deaths for more than ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Township Mayor Tracy Ness reported the bad news to residents about the delays expected ahead for receiving the coronavirus vaccine. "This is a situation that is very frustrating for all," Ness said at Thursday's Chatham Township Committee meeting. "The issue that is driving ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Borough Health Officer counted 27 positive cases of Coronavirus in the period between Jan. 8 and Jan. 14 in its 41st Covid-19 update report released Saturday. In the new year, there have been 64 positive cases reported, pushing Chatham Borough's count total to 309 since ...

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NEW JERSEY - Looking to answer questions and seeing a "bright light" at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, New Jersey healthcare leaders spoke about how they've dealt with the pandemic while offering hope for the future, at a virtual event held by TAPinto on Thursday evening. The first-ever TAPinto ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - Nurses in the School District of the Chathams have started to receive the vaccine for the Coronavirus, Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported at Monday night's 2021 BOE reorganization meeting. "The good news is that our nursing staff has begun the vaccination process," ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - The first week of the New Year brought the most recorded confirmed cases of the Coronavirus for Chatham Borough residents - 37 - according to the latest report issued by the Chatham Borough Health Officer on Thursday. In the period beginning Jan. 1, 2021, through Jan. 7, the ...

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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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CHATHAM, NJ - There were 22 new Covid-19 cases between Christmas and New Year's Eve, according to the Chatham Borough Health Officer in the 39th report issued Tuesday. Chatham Borough's death toll remains at 9, with no new reported deaths in more than six months. There are now a total of 245 ...

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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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