Health & Wellness

June 21, 2021

CHATHAM, NJ -- At the first mask-free Chatham Board of Education meeting of the year, a group of Chatham mothers came forward to urge the BOE to end mask mandates for school children Monday night. Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa said that Chatham schools are still operating under the mask ...

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CHATHAM, NJ -- Chatham Borough Mayor Thaddeus Kobylarz said "Vince, sorry to see you go, but Vince Welcome Back" to Chatham Borough Engineer Vince DeNave at the virtual Borough of Chatham Council meeting on Monday evening. DeNave, who has been with the borough for 13 years, has resigned from his ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - Grace Eline, a 12-year-old cancer survivor who is finishing up sixth grade, helped to raise awareness and funds for children's cancer through a partnership with Prestige Diner and hosted a "Dinner with Grace" event that brought family and community members together for a great ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- 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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CHATHAM, NJ - Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa reported that there have been no new positive virus cases among the district students or staff since May 5 during his update at the Chatham Board of Education meeting on Monday night. According to LaSusa, this was the best stretch, by far, ...

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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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CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham High John Taylor Babbitt Club will be holding a virtual walk/run to spread awareness and raise funds to guard against sudden cardiac arrest on Friday, May 14. The event starts at 5 p.m. Friday, May 14, and concludes at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 16. Those wishing to register or ...

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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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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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CHATHAM, NJ - The plan for daily in-person school for Grades 6-12 has been put on hold, Chatham Superintendent Michael LaSusa announced in a message to parents on Tuesday. LaSusa's tentative plan to go back full-time in Grades 6-12 was nixed by the region's Covid Activity Level Index (CALI), ...

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As the war against COVID-19 still rages on, other health experts are fighting new battles against other disease forces. This includes Chatham native Brooks Kenny who has been leading UsAgainstAlzheimer’s for women’s brain health. Most recently, Kenny and her team have created a new tool to achieve ...

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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 - This March marks the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 Pandemic. During this month, many have had a lot to reflect on, such as the frontline heroes who have combated these trying times. They include healthcare workers, first responders and ordinary people who donate their time and ...

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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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The School District of the Chathams has scheduled a Parent Wellness Series presentation: Nurturing Resiliency, Courage, & Independence in an Age of Adolescent Anxiety: A Roadmap for Parents - via Zoom at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24. Dr. Daniel Villars, Ph.D., one of the nation’s leading ...

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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 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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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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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – With the COVID-19 pandemic still raging throughout New Jersey, HVAC professionals are constantly looking at ways to help reduce the spread of the virus indoors.  According to Mike Iarrapino, founder and owner of Edison Heating and Cooling, boosting fresh air, regulating ...

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CHATHAM, NJ - While most are still trying to assist others against the coronavirus, in the Chathams, district residents are teaming together to help another face a different enemy. For the morning and afternoon, Saturday at Chatham High School, a drive-through bone marrow screening has held for ...

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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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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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CHATHAM, NJ - The School District of the Chathams and the Chatham Education Association PRIDE committee have joined forces to find a bone-marrow stem cell donor match for 5-year-old leukemia patient, Jackie Erb. The screening event will be held at Chatham High School from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on ...

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Locally, the first babies born in 2021 were a girl at Morristown Medical Cente and a boy delivered at Overlook Medical Center. Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System welcomed Morris County's first baby of 2021 at 12:36 a.m. The baby girl, named Blake Noelle Sabino weighed 7 ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey has begun its program for administering the COVID-19 vaccine. The state currently has in place a two-phase plan to administer the vaccine to the general population. Stage 1A that provides vaccine access to Health Care workers and Long-Term Care residents is currently in ...

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