Coronavirus News

July 20, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than 5 million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated. Among ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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NEW JERSEY -- 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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TRENTON, NJ -- In words that had to be music ot the ears of restaurateurs and other indoor business owners, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - “The COVID-19 vaccine has given residents around the nation and our County the hope that they have been longing for throughout this COVID-19 pandemic. Middlesex County has been committed to ensuring everyone that wants a vaccine receives a vaccine; however, unfortunately, the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy emerged from his self-quarantine Tuesday wearing not one but two face masks. Last week, despite testing negative for COVID-19, the governor entered a self-quarantine when a family member confirmed they had contracted the virus. His office said he was entering a ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that a total of 1,244,224 vaccine doses have been administered in New Jersey as of mid-morning Friday. Of those vaccinations, 933,160 were first doses and 310,529 second doses. "At the rate that we are going at the moment, roughly 30,000 first doses ...

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NEW JERSEY — As of Monday, New Jersey has administered 1,037,657 vaccine doses - passing the 1 million mark with 24 days to go until the anniversary of the first reported coronavirus case in the state. Thus far, 224,237 people have received second shots, numbers Gov. Phil Murphy and other ...

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NEW JERSEY — The constant flux of updates surrounding COVID-19 and the vaccine has led some New Jersey residents feeling overwhelmed with information or confused over what’s accurate. NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli on Monday sought to clarify a number of major coronavirus-related points ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Due to the impending snow storm, three COVID-19 mega sites will be closed on Sunday, February 7, announced Governor Murphy. The mega sites that will be closed are: Morris County - appointments will be moved to February 10 Burlington County - appointments will be moved to ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey has launched a Call Center today for those who do not have Internet, email address or can not navigate the COVID vaccine site. It will be open from 8am- 8pm. The telephone # is 855 568-0545. If you read this here on TAPinto East Brunswick, please share the number ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported at his COVID-19 press briefing that 642,613 vaccinations have been made statewide as of today. Right now, more than 2 million people are pre-registered for the vaccine, but the state will only get about 130,000 doses a week. "We still have a supply-demand ...

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The New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund is spearheading a $2.8 million initiative to fund  small- and medium-sized food pantries and soup kitchens that face an increased surge in demand for food during the coronavirus pandemic. NJPRF, which was founded in March to marshal resources to meet critical ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Middlesex County has been awarded $25 million in federal funds to provide rental and utility assistance to County residents who are struggling financially due to the pandemic. The grant is part of the federal government’s 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act, which was ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Residents can now access a new coronavirus vaccine hotline with 250 New Jersey-based staff members currently on hand to answer common questions, help connect people to centers providing shots and clear up eligibility rules. More than 17,000 people called in within the first hour - ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy took pride in announcing that New Jersey has distributed over a half-million doses of the COVID vaccine during his coronavirus press briefing on Friday, Jan. 22. The governor said that 500,222 doses have now been administered statewide – including 65,583 long-term ...

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EDISON — Governor Phil Murphy toured Edison’s New Jersey Convention and Expo Center’s mega vaccine facility on Friday and spoke to a few of the first vaccine recipients. Murphy posed for a photo with Richard Satyavan, a 76-year-old North Brunswick resident, recipient of the first shot and the ...

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EDISON, NJ — Edison Township has partnered with WellCare Health Plans, Inc. to provide free COVID-19 tests for residents until January 31st. The drive-thru tests are being administered at Edison's Lake Papaianni, 100 Municipal Blvd. Residents must arrive at the drive-thru clinic in a vehicle and ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management is continuing to coordinate with the Middlesex County Health Department and state officials on distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the township. According to the OEM, the state will open a mega-vaccination site at the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Individuals ages 65 years and older and those between the ages of 16-64 with medical conditions (defined by the CDC) that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination beginning Thursday, Jan. 14, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who ...

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NEW JERSEY — Be sure to remember scout’s honor when seeking a COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey. Roughly 300 locations, including as many as six mega-sites, will rely on the honesty and goodwill of residents in its mission to vaccinate the 1A priority group: frontline healthcare workers, law ...

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EDISON, NJ — Edison residents now have one of the six COVID vaccination Mega Sites located in town. The other sites include the Atlantic City Convention Center, The Racetrack at the Meadowlands in Bergen County, the Moorestown Mall in Burlington County, Rowan College of South Jersey--Sewell in ...

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MONROE, NJ – Ever evolving its testing methods with the needs of the community, Middlesex County has launched mobile testing clinics for COVID-19 in Thompson Park in Monroe as part of the County’s ongoing effort to provide Middlesex County residents free access to COVID-19 testing.   “Since ...

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NEW JERSEY — Hours after administering the first COVID-19 vaccines in New Jersey long-term care facilities during a ceremony in Old Bridge, Gov. Phil Murphy called on residents to reign in the New Year with caution. “This is not the year for a wild New Year's Eve party,” Murphy said during a ...

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NEW JERSEY — A new variant of COVID-19 identified in the U.K. has raised some concerns for people yet to be inoculated for the virus. Although the variant is one among many since the pandemic began in earnest earlier this year, the newest mutation of the virus (referred to as B.1.1.7) has gained ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The start of the distribution of the coronavirus vaccine to people in long-term care facilities has been delayed until next week in New Jersey because the state did not fill its paperwork in time. The delay was discussed during Gov. Murphy's COVID-19 press briefing on Monday ...

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NEW JERSEY — Months of back and forth appear to be over with Congress expected to pass a $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package to help an economy in dire straits - with businesses crushed by the pandemic and families struggling financially. The agreement, like the first, would include checks of ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- During his COVID-19 press briefing on Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced plans to open six vaccine “mega sites” across the state in early January. Bergen County: Meadowlands Complex Morris County: Rockaway Townsquare Mall Middlesex County: New Jersey Convention and ...

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EDISON, NJ - The YMCAs of Metuchen, Edison, Woodbridge and South Amboy have worked tirelessly during the pandemic to help the community throughout COVID-19. Erin M. Siemers, Director of Operations, reported, “Even though we were experiencing a severe cutback in revenue, we were determined that ...

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NEW JERSEY — A day after New Jersey made history with its first COVID-19 vaccines in Newark, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday that it is no time for residents to stop taking preventative steps. “Yesterday was a historic day, a day for optimism with some of our health care heroes receiving the ...

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