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Coronavirus News

July 18, 2022

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county has moved to a “high” level of COVID-19 transmission and so people should wear masks indoors, according to state and federal data. Union and 10 other counties in New Jersey have shifted from a “medium” level of COVID-19 to a “high” level of COVID-19 activity since ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - With COVID-19 numbers beginning to rise again in New Jersey, the City of Elizabeth is offering vaccinations and boosters as well as testing to keep residents safe.  Residents can receive Johnson & Johnson or Moderna Vaccines through the city’s Department of Health. Vaccines ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As New Jersey prepares for a possible spike in COVID-19 cases with the Omicron BA.2 variant, the City of Elizabeth is urging residents to get vaccinated and get their booster doses.  According to Mayor Bollwage’s COVID-19 update on social media on April 7, only 64 cases of the ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Mayor J. Christian Bowlange, The City of Elizabeth and the city’s Department of Health and Human Services are offering vaccination clinics throughout the month of March. The city continues to offer resources to its community to keep everyone safe from COVID-19.  The City of ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As COVID-19 cases decrease and Governor Murphy’s in-school mask mandate is being lifted, Superintendent Olga Hugelmeyer has announced all Elizabeth Public Schools will be mask optional for students and staff starting March 7.  “We recognize that this announcement may bring up ...

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TRENTON, NJ - During Wednesday's COVID briefing, Governor Murphy announced that the state COVID briefings will end in March. "Our next and final briefing will be on Friday, March 4th – the 2nd anniversary of our first recorded case of COVID-19", said Murphy. "As we move into our new normal and ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As COVID-19 cases have dropped in the city, Mayor Bollwage has updated the city’s mask mandate, relaxing the rules for the general public.  The mask mandate originally went into effect in December as case numbers “skyrocketed” in Elizabeth, according to Mayor Bollwage.  The ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Mayor J. Christian Bollwage has announced that the mask mandate currently in place will continue for the rest of the month.  According to the Mayor’s COVID-19 update on January 21, there are currently 188 cases open in the city. At the time of publishing, 10 residents have died ...

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NEW JERSEY — The state confirmed another pandemic-high of new COVID-19 cases on Friday.  The State Department of Health says 33,459 new cases were reported - the tenth-straight day over 20,000.  In addition, 63 additional deaths were confirmed.  5,621 people are in New Jersey hospital with ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As COVID-19 cases rise in the city, Mayor J. Christian Bollwage has issued an executive order to continue the mask mandate issued December 23. According to the COVID-19 update posted by the city on January 5, 1,039 cases were open in the city and two residents died of the ...

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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 — The State Department reported 28,512 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, another pandemic record.  It surpassed the 27,975 new cases reported Thursday.  37 new COVID-19 deaths were reported on Friday. Starting tomorrow, January 1, 2022, the CDC opens a federal testing site in East Orange.

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NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health has confirmed 27,975 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, another new pandemic record.  Yesterday, the state added 20.483 new cases, a record high at the time.  On Wednesday, the state announced 34 additional COVID-19 deaths. The State and Centers for ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Walmart Supercenter located in Linden has temporarily closed on Tuesday, due to an increase in positive COVID-19 cases across the country and concern for employees and customers during the uptick. According to a statement from Walmart, the company has chosen to temporarily close ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As COVID-19 cases continue to increase, Mayor J. Christian Bollwage's mask mandate is still in effect for all indoor public places in the city, including storefronts, restaurants and bars. The executive order also orders all bars and restaurants in the city to close at 2:00 a.m, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Following a record number of COVID-19 cases being reported in the city over the weekend, Mayor J. Christian Bollwage will be implementing a mask mandate effective Thursday, December 23 at 6:00 a.m.  “With the numbers on the rise and the highest we've seen in over a year, it's ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced the State Department of Health has confirmed a case of the Omicron variant in a traveler to the state.  The person has been identified by the state as an adult female, who is a fully-vaccinated resident from ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As the concern for the Omicron variant of COVID-19 increases, the City of Elizabeth is encouraging residents to get vaccinated, social distance and wear masks in public spaces where social distancing is not available.  According to Mayor Bollwage’s virus update on December 1, ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Another variant of the Conrona-19 virus called the Omicron variant was detected in people in South Africa and others who had recently traveled from the country. Although,” The U.S. hasn't detected any cases of the new variant yet,” Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - Following an announcement from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on November 19, anyone 18 years and older can receive a booster shot at least six months after the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine.  According to the recent COVID-19 update provided by ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Data Tracker, Union County is the only county in the Northeast to have a low community transmission rate of the virus. The CDC’s COVID data tracker is currently displaying information surveyed from Wednesday, October 13 ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ - As the number of COVID-19 rises in the city, Mayor J. Christian Bollwage announced on social media that he is looking to have all city officials, including police and fire personnel, fully vaccinated.  “The appellate division ruled that Newark can force vaccinations among police ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Following the flooding the City of Elizabeth faced from Tropical Storm Ida, many residents have resided in shelters as they are finding a place to relocate. Shelter spaces have become densely populated and the city's COVID-19 numbers have been on the rise. On Thursday, Mayor J.

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ELIZABETH, NJ — The last few days have been full of COVID-19 news. Here is the latest news surrounding COVID-19 and the City of Elizabeth.    Pre-K to Grade 12 School Staff Have to Get Vaccinated, Along with State Staff: Governor Murphy announced on Monday that all preschool to grade 12 ...

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