Health & Wellness Top Stories

July 5, 2020

(Essex County, NJ) - The American Red Cross conveyed their appreciation and thanks for Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura today, after the Sheriff donated convalescent plasma in an effort to help combat Covid-19.      In a statement sent to the sheriff following his donation, the American Red Cross ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy defended the state’s new travel advisory amid questions of whether it lacks teeth and suggestions of whether it constitutes retaliation against states that had once imposed restrictions on northeastern states. The advisory, which was announced Wednesday in lockstep ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ ORANGE, NJ) – The FDA has published an advisory to the public not to use any hand sanitizer manufactured by Eskbiochem SA deCV in Mexico due to the potential presence of methanol. “Methanol is not an acceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers and should not be used due to its toxic ...

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NEW JERSEY – The state is hiring more than 200 contact tracers as part of its ongoing fight against COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy announced at press conference Wednesday afternoon. “There are more than 230 tracers being on-boarded,” Murphy said. This is in addition to the 900 tracers already ...

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NEW JERSEY — On Father’s Day, months of isolation will end for many of New Jersey’s 70,000 residents relegated indoors at long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Friday that such visits must be held outdoors and follow a set of ...

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(ESSEX COUNTY) - There will be a Mobile Test Site in Essex County starting today, Tuesday, June 16th, at Brookdale Park in the Lower Parking Lot, at 4PM. Please make a reservation by visiting www.EssexCovid.org. TAPinto East Orange/Orange is an online newspaper serving East Orange and ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later on June 22, as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures. Youth summer ...

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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 ...

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(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 ...

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(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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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(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 ...

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(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 ...

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(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 ...

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(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 ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Freeholder President Brendan Gill and Vice President Wayne Richardson are partnering with the Community FoodBank of New Jersey to present an Emergency Food Distribution Event to help families negatively impacted by the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today at his daily COVID-19 pandemic press briefing said hospital discharges continue to outpace new hospitalizations, an uplifting and important trend that serves as a solid metric for informing front-line decision makers on a developing strategy to ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ  — Testing for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) will continue in Essex County Weequahic Park. Three additional dates have been scheduled for Monday, April 20, Wednesday, April 22, and Friday, April 24. Screenings are for Essex County residents only who are symptomatic of the ...

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(EAST ORANGE/ORANGE, NJ) – Senator Nia H. Gill (D-Essex/Passaic) is proud to announce Senate Bill 2357 which requires hospitals to collect and report racial demographic data on COVID-19, passed the Senate and Assembly on Monday April 13, 2020.  “The COVID-19 pandemic has only highlighted the ...

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(EAST ORANGE, NJ) - On Thursday, April 9, 2020, Mayor Ted R. Green held his 4th COVID-19 virtual town hall with special guest Congressman Donald Payne, Jr. The Mayor opened up with remarks about the success of the Mayor’s lockdown initiative. The Mayor had on as a special guest, reporting ...

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