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Coronavirus Cases and Deaths in East Orange/Orange as of May 23

May 24, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Office of Information has issued the following charts delineating coronavirus cases in the county, updating through the morning of Saturday, May 23. Since the pandemic, Orange has seen a total of 922 known cases and 71 known deaths. East Orange has seen a total of 1,810 known cases with a total of 180 known deaths.

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Local Grocery Stores Issue Recall on Healthy Choice Power Bowls

(ESSEX COUNTY, NJ) – Supermarkets Stop and Shop and Weis Markets have issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020.

Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, Arkansas and Marshall, Missouri recalled approximately 276,872 pounds of not ...

Drive-through Testing Site in East Orange

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) — All East Orange residents — symptomatic or asymptomatic can now get tested for Coronavirus or antibodies at a drive-through testing site located at 161 Elmwood Avenue. A limited number of antibody tests are available at the site.

The East Orange Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with Platinum Health Services, Central Jersey Urgent ...

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 ...

Think You Could be Asymptomatic and Want to be Tested for COVID-19? Now You Can at These Two FEMA Sites in NJ.

TRENTON, NJ — Two New Jersey FEMA sites will begin testing anyone for COVID-19 whether you're displaying symptoms or not, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday during the state’s daily press briefing.

The testing centers at Bergen Community College in Paramus and PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, will start administering the additional screenings starting Sunday and Monday ...

First Child in NJ Died from Coronavirus

NEW JERSEY — A 4-year-old of New Jersey has died of COVID-19, State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli announced Friday during the state’s daily briefing in Trenton.  This death is the first COVID-19 death reported in New Jersey of anyone under the age of 18.

The child had an underlying medical condition, but Persichilli would not reveal the nature but it was not ...

Timberlake Bill Requiring Insurance Coverage of Home Birth Services During and After Coronavirus Pandemic

(TRENTON) – Over the past several weeks, as hospitals limit visitation to prevent the spread of COVID-19, many mothers have had to give birth alone or with only one other person present. The significant number of infectious patients being treated in hospitals for COVID-19 has put a tremendous strain on the healthcare system and caused many mothers ...

Orange Mobile Testing Van

(ORANGE, NJ) - The City of Orange Township and Salerno Medical Associates will provide COVID-19 testing for Orange residents only, via a Mobile Testing Unit. Testing will be May 4 – May 8, from 10:45 am to 6:00 pm at varying locations. 

• Monday, May 4, Orange Police Station, 29 Park St., Orange.
• Tuesday, May 5, City Hall, 29 North Day St., Orange.
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Anyone Can Now be Tested for COVID-19 in Essex County

(ESSEX COUNTY) - Three additional dates have been scheduled for testing for the novel coronavirus in Essex County's Weequahic Park: Monday, May 4, Wednesday, May 6 and Friday, May 8. Screenings are now open for all Essex County residents, not only those symptomatic of the Coronavirus. Testing is still by appointment only and will be scheduled from 9 a.m. to ...

TONIGHT at 6 PM East Orange COVID-19 Town Hall with Special Guest U.S. Senator Cory Booker

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - The City of East Orange will be holding its Virtual Telephone Town Hall on East Orange's response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Thursday, April 30 from 6 pm-7 pm.

The Town Hall will be hosted by Mayor Ted R. Green and Dr. Monique S. Griffith, Director of Health and Human Services and Special Guest U.S. Senator Cory Booker. Residents ...

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NJ Human Services Receives $2.8M for Mental Health Supports and Services Related to COVID-19 Outbreak

May 16, 2020

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services has received more than $2.8 million in federal funding to support behavioral health services during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA) funding will be used to expand access to counseling and other supports during the pandemic.

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NJ Medicaid Takes Action to Ensure Nursing Home Residents Receive Their Federal Stimulus Checks

May 22, 2020

(TRENTON) –  Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson today released guidance making clear that individuals with Medicaid coverage who reside in long-term care facilities are entitled to receive their federal stimulus payments and the payments cannot be retained by the facilities.  Further, payments will not be counted as income or considered a Medicaid resource ...

IRS.gov helps taxpayers get tax information they need; find tools for filing, paying, checking accounts and answering questions

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers today about several online tools available to help them get the tax information they need as the IRS has limited operations due to the coronavirus.  

More taxpayers are using IRS.gov than ever before; as of May 8, the agency’s website had been visited a record 1 billion times, up 141% compared to the same time last ...

Memorial Day Still Commemorated in East Orange Despite Social Distancing

May 26, 2020

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Monday, May 25, 2020, Mayor Ted R. Green and the East Orange City Council under the leadership of Council Chair, Christopher James held an abbreviated Memorial Day celebration.

On a day the City is usually bustling with politicians, students, community activist, and most importantly, veterans throwing candy from fancy floats and cars while dancing across the grandstand, the ...

Former and Late East Orange Mayor Thomas H. Cooke Jr.: A Legacy Remembered

May 26, 2020

(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - Former East Orange Mayor, Thomas H. Cooke, Jr. passed away the morning of May 18, 2020 at the age of 90. Mayor Cooke was a trailblazer and the City's second African American-elected Mayor from 1978 to 1986.

Most recently, Mayor Cooke was honored posthumously at the 2020 East Orange Memorial Day Celebration. In 2019, he was also awarded the Lifetime Citizens ...

Coronavirus Cases and Deaths in East Orange/Orange as of May 23

May 24, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Office of Information has issued the following charts delineating coronavirus cases in the county, updating through the morning of Saturday, May 23. Since the pandemic, Orange has seen a total of 922 known cases and 71 known deaths. East Orange has seen a total of 1,810 known cases with a total of 180 known deaths.

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