Coronavirus News

May 18, 2021

If buildings are open for in-person instruction, parents or guardians will not be able to opt out of in-person instruction. ELIZABETH, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on May 17 that upon the conclusion of this school year, schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, ...

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TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed. As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - In a press conference on May 7, Governor Phil Murphy announced a $235 million small business COVID-19 relief package that includes $40 million in federal funds dedicated to those who have not been able to receive government aid up until this point.   The “Excluded New Jerseyans ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey on Wednesday night, state health officials said. The State Department of Health in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing yesterday said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership called VAXRide should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations.  Novartis, a NJ based ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated. Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Beginning today, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29. Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Middlesex County ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its masking guidance for fully vaccinated Americans on Tuesday, April 27. The new public health recommendations outlined instances in which fully vaccinated individuals can forgo wearing a mask. This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — With supplies limited, the COVID-19 vaccine is often tough to come by. Twitter bots, which are automated Twitter accounts, track when certain COVID-19 sites post new batches of vaccine appointments online. Click the bell icon on the Twitter page to have the bots that you ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing on Monday that he doesn't expect to loosen any more COVID-19 restrictions because of the recent rise in variant strains of the disease. On March 19, the state of New Jersey expanded capacity at indoor businesses, such as restaurants ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy visited a COVID-19 vaccination site in Newark on Tuesday to underscore New Jersey’s vaccine eligibility expansion, as well as encourage communities of color to sign up for the vital shots. “Congratulations! How do you feel?” Murphy said to Leslie Wiliams, a food ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy provided during his COVID press briefing on Wednesday some positive news about testing sites and vaccinations. He said the 1,758,979 total vaccine doses (1,192,364 first doses, and 566,441 second doses) have been administered as of this morning.  He also was proud ...

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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 -- Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday during a press briefing via ZOOM that 1,138,757 vaccine doses have now been administered statewide: 875,424 first doses and 263,196 second doses and that he is expecting increasing deliveries of vaccines from the federal government for our mega-sites ...

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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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After months of restrictions, restaurants, bars, and other businesses can increase capacity TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Wednesday that he is easing regulations on indoor gatherings at restaurants, bars, gyms, personal care businesses, and religious ceremonies. They will now be ...

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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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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Union County residents who are trying to register for an upcoming vaccination appointment are not able to do so on the online portal at www.ucnj.org. The county announced COVID-19 vaccinations will be available at the Kean University vaccination clinic in Union, and residents ...

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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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ELIZABETH, NJ - Trinitas Regional Medical Center will host a panel discussion on the latest COVID-19 vaccine information on Thursday at 7 p.m.  Dr. John D'Angelo, chairman of Trinitas's Department of Emergency Medicine will moderate the panel. Joining him will be Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez, Dr. Lloyd ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and the NJ Department of Health are taking heat for putting smokers in the 1B category for people registering to receive the coronavirus vaccine.  On Wednesday, the governor announced that all residents over age 65, not just those in long-term care facilities, ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy today during his COVID-19 press briefing announced that nearly half a million New Jersey residents have pre-registered to receive the coronavirus vaccine and that additional vaccine distribution centers will open. He also made a plea for retired health care ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy began his Wednesday COVID-19 briefing with information for the mental health of frontline medical workers and first responders. He announced that the state had a number of resrouces available to address the emotional and mental health of these individuals who have ...

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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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