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Health & Wellness

May 11, 2022

ORANGE, NJ - Numbers of COVID-19 are beginning to rise again. It seems everytime the commuity puts its guard down, the numbers creep up to pandemic levels. Science tells us the best defense against the virus is to be vaccinated. La Casa de Don Pedro is hosting an event on Wednesday, May 11th at the ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County College has entered into a partnership with Caldwell University and St. George’s University (SGU) designed to enable ECC students a pathway for admission into SGU’s School of Medicine. The program is dubbed the 2+1+4 Partnership.   The partnership allows ECC ...

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Babyganics is voluntarily recalling two lots of 20-ounce bottles of babyganics® 20oz chamomile verbena bubble bath, due to the presence of the bacterium Pluralibacter gergoviae, announced the company. It was discovered, during internal testing, that two specific lot numbers of this product ...

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NEW JERSEY - As many of the mask mandates enacted in New Jersey to curb the spread of COVID-19 are lifted, there’s still one place Garden State residents must wear them —while using public transportation. The Transportation Security Administration announced Thursday it will extend the masking ...

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UNITED STATES - If you are allergic to peanuts, check your pantry. A nationwide recall has been initiated of Yogurt raisins from Lehi Valley Trading Co, announced the FDA. The packages of raisins were recalled over undeclared peanuts. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to Peanut ...

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ORANGE/EAST ORANGE, NJ - The numbers in the Oranges are beginning to significantly decrease. Below are the most recent numbers: In East Orange, on 2/16/2022, there were 17 new cases vs. 10 new cases February 11th. There is 16,710 vs. 16,666 on the 11th, 44 more since the beginning of the ...

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ORANGE/EAST ORANGE, NJ - Many families in the Oranges are still struggling with COVID-19. The numbers in the Oranges are beginning to decrease. Below are the most recent numbers: In East Orange, on 2/11/2022, there were 10 new cases vs. 59 new cases January 21st. There is 16,666 vs. 16,354 on ...

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RAHWAY, NJ -  Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Rahway, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, offers a Post-COVID Recovery Program to address the needs of individuals with post-COVID syndrome. The Post-COVID Recovery Program enlists RWJUH Rahway’s highly skilled physiatrists, physical, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers researchers have developed a rapid test that detects all known COVID-19 variants, including the highly transmissible omicron variant. The test, which can be performed at laboratories experienced in COVID-19 testing, can quickly detect clinical samples that contain the ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Ted R. Green streamed live last night to provide a COVID-19 update to the City. He reported, "16,529 positive cases in East Orange since the start of the pandemic, with 25 of those cases being in the last 24 hours. Last week there was about 58, and the week before about 200, ...

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UNITED STATES - Almost 334,000 pacifiers are being recalled because they pose a choking hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Mushie & Co FRIGG silicone pacifiers came in two designs, the Classic and the Daisy, and each design came in two sizes: 0-6 months and ...

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ORANGE/EAST ORANGE, NJ - Many families in the Oranges are still struggling with COVID-19. The numbers in the Oranges are beginning to decrease. Below are the most recent numbers: In East Orange, on 1/21/2022, there were 59 new cases today of the virus vs. 53 on this day five days ago.

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - The free federal coronavirus testing site located inside the Senior Center at 90 Halsted Street in East Orange will stay open until Monday, Jan. 24th. The site is for all New Jersey residents of all ages to take advantage of.  The decision to extend the time was made because of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The CDC upgraded its guidance acknowledging that cloth masks are not as effective as surgical and N95 masks to protect against COVID-19 as the highly contagious Omicron variant continues to spread across the country.  Rutgers microbiologist Martin Blaser, director of the ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - Tuesday, the federal government rolled out a free COVID-19 home testing kit initiative. East Orange and Orange residents can order four free at-home COVID-19 test kits. The website is COVIDTests.gov, a sub-site of the U.S. Postal Service. It takes 60 seconds to navigate the ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ- As many New Jersey school districts plan to reopen their doors to in-person instruction tomorrow, many question the safety of this decision and whether it will lead to another rise in infection rates across the state.  In a number of proactive districts such as, East ...

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ORANGE/EAST ORANGE, NJ - Many families in the Oranges are still struggling with COVID-19. The numbers in the Oranges are beginning to decrease. Below are the most recent numbers: In East Orange, on 1/17/2022, there were 53 new cases today of the virus vs. 153 on this day seven days ago.

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ORANGE/EAST ORANGE, NJ - Many families in the Oranges are struggling with COVID-19. The numbers in the Oranges are increasing by the dozens and the hundreds. Below are the most recent numbers: In East Orange, on 1/14/2021, there were 142 new cases of the virus totaling 15,811 since the beginning ...

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ORANGE/EAST ORANGE, NJ - Many families in the Oranges are struggling with COVID-19. The numbers in the Oranges are increasing by the dozens and the hundreds. Below are the most recent numbers: In East Orange, on 1/10/2022, there were 153 new cases of the virus totaling 15,109 since the beginning ...

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ORANGE, NJ - There has been an increase in Coronavirus positive cases sweeping through the state. After reviewing the science behind the variants, and the data about the massive outbreak, Orange Mayor Dwayne Warren announced he is closing municipal buildings to employees and residents until ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health is reporting 29,740 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, another new pandemic record.  It's the fourth consecutive day the state has seen more than 20,000 new cases. Saturday, January 1, 2022 29,740 New Cases Friday, December 31, ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy says the in-school mask mandate, which was set to expire on January 11, will continue.  He also is asking the state legislature to extend his COVID-19 emergency powers.  That comes as the State Department of Health announced 20,428 new positive cases and 12 new ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - On New Year’s Eve, New Jersey Governor Philip D. Murphy and the State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli, came to East Orange to open a state-wide testing center. Opening the center is in response to the increase in COVID-19 cases, and a lack of access to testing due to high ...

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EAST ORANGE, NJ - In response to COVID-19 outbreak and increased testing demands, East Orange will serve as Federal Testing Site serving all New Jersey residents January 1-January 12. In response to the rapid increase in COVID-19 cases and a surge in access to testing, Mayor Ted R. Green, the East ...

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NEW JERSEY — The State Health Department reported 20,483 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a high for the pandemic.  The previous high was 16,626 new cases on Christmas Day.  On Wednesday, the state reported 50 new virus-related deaths. The number of people in the hospital from the virus is 3,273 ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - This Christmas, many families are struggling with COVID-19. The numbers in the Oranges are increasing by the hundreds. Below are the most recent numbers from Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  East Orange Date New ...

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NEW JERSEY - RWJBarnabas updated the visitor policy this week in response to the rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state. Starting Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, no visitors will be allowed in any RWJBarnabas hospital or healthcare facility. This includes inpatient acute care, Emergency ...

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NEW JERSEY — For the fourth straight day, New Jersey is reporting a record number of new COVID-19 cases.  The State Department of Health confirms 16,626 new cases on Saturday, December 25.  The past three days have all seen more than 15,000 new COVID-19 cases. Saturday, December ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ - COVID-19 numbers are high all over New Jersey. There has been an increase in hospitalizations, and in the lines at testing sites.  So what are the numbers in East Orange and Orange? TAPinto EO/O put a graph together to show residents what the numbers are looking like in our ...

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NEW JERSEY — On Tuesday, the state reported 34 new COVID-19 deaths and 6,840 new confirmed cases – the sixth straight day over 6,000. According to the State Department of Health, Bergen County reported 667 new confirmed cases and another 277 probable cases. Here are the five New Jersey ...

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