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Hand Sanitizer and Sun: Vacationing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 28, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hurrying off to The Hamptons or Hilton Head? Carpooling to Cape Cod or Cape May?

With Memorial Day behind us and summer just down the road, a Rutgers expert recommends that you pack your hand sanitizer, mask and common sense along with your sunscreen and sandals when you go on vacation.

Whether you're headed to the Grand Canyon or the Grand Tetons this summer, ...

Can NJ Bill to Protect Contact-Tracing Data Encourage Residents to Participate in These Programs?

Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Contact tracing is going to be a crucial part of trying to contain the spread of COVID-19 as New Jersey reopens, and some New Jersey legislators want to make ...

Local Grocery Stores Issue Recall on Healthy Choice Power Bowls

SUSSEX, 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 Russellville, Arkansas and Marshall, Missouri recalled approximately 276,872 pounds of not ready to eat ...

New Jerseyans Are Well Informed About COVID-19, Majority Taking Appropriate Actions: Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- New Jerseyans are well informed about COVID-19, including how it is transmitted, its major symptoms, what to do if infected, which populations are most at risk, and how to take preventative action, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

 

Most New Jerseyans are well aware of how the virus is transmitted: 97% correctly answer that being in close ...

Arden Courts Shows Morristown Memorial Medical Center Some Summer Lovin' for Nurses Week

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Arden Courts of Whippany showered Morristown Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room staff with some early summer lovin' on Monday by sponsoring a Kona Ice Cream truck for the healthcare workers.

As the healthcare workers lined up outside the Emergency Room, they enjoyed the summer tropical sound of steel drum music while they were ...

Fear of COVID-19 Infection Is Keeping Many Other Patients Away from Hospitals, Officials Say

Special to TAPinto. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com.

Health professionals believe many people with urgent medical conditions like heart attacks are avoiding going to the hospital.

New Jersey hospitals are ...

Addiction: ‘A Pandemic Within a Pandemic;’ Recovering Addict Tim Ryan, Star of A&E Documentary ‘Dope Man’ Talks Staying Sober During the Coronavirus Pandemic   

NORTH JERSEY — As the country continues to be in lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, forcing millions of Americans to stay at home to help curb the spread of the potentially deadly virus that has to date touched more than 3.4 million people and claimed almost a quarter of a million lives, another serious pandemic should not be overshadowed: addiction.

While the City of Hackensack ...

"God Bless Each and Every One": Murphy pauses to Honor COVID-19 Victims

NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy stopped his press conference on Wednesday to honor the lives lost and to reflect on the sheer gravity of death in New Jersey thus far during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The moment of silence was held for the number of men and women, fellow human beings, fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, grandmothers and grandfathers, aunts, uncles and ...

Doctor At Hackensack University Medical Center Marks 1,000th COVID-19 Patient Discharged After Three-Week Hospital Stay 

HACKENSACK, N.J. — For the physicians and nurses working the front lines at Hackensack University Medical Center during the coronavirus pandemic, April 28 marked a milestone victory in their epic battle against the infamous widespread killer virus.

Early yesterday afternoon, on perhaps the nicest day of the year under sunny blue skies, Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) ...

Bergen County Sheriff's Office to Sanitize Personal Cars of Healthcare Workers

HACKENSACK N.J. – Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton announced that healthcare workers at Hackensack Meridian Hospital can get their personal vehicles sanitized complements of the Bergen County Sheriff's Office, on Saturday, April 25, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. in Alfred N. Sanzari Building Parking Lot at 360 Essex Street in Hackensack.

The Bergen County Sheriff's Office ...

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Though Memorial Day Activities Are Different This Year, Food Safety Remains a Priority

May 23, 2020

WASHINGTON D.C. – Every year, millions of Americans commemorate Memorial Day to honor the sacrifices so many have made to protect our country. This holiday weekend might not be like past years, so while we keep public health recommendations in mind, let’s not forget food safety practices to prevent food borne illnesses.

“Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer ...

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 Glen Rock Police Blotter - May 25, 2020

May 25, 2020

During the period between May 18 to May 24, 2020, members of the GRPD handled 309 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

05-12-2020 - 8:29 PM – A Glen Rock woman reported that she had arranged to adopt a yorkie terrier via Instagram. She paid a $60 fee via Cash App, and then attempted to arrange a pick-up date and location. The seller has since blocked her, ...

Economic Impact Payments Being Sent by Prepaid Debit Cards, Arrive in Plain Envelope

May 28, 2020

As Economic Impact Payments continue to be successfully delivered, the Internal Revenue Service today reminds taxpayers that some payments are being sent by prepaid debit card. The debit cards arrive in a plain envelope from “Money Network Cardholder Services.” 

Nearly 4 million people are being sent their Economic Impact Payment by prepaid debit card, instead of paper check.

Employers Can Grant Paid Leave for COVID-19

Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, employers can grant paid leave for an employee to take care of their health needs related to COVID-19 or to care for their family members. This relief helps ensure employees are not forced to choose between being paid or staying home to care for themselves, a child or other family member.

In addition to the relief for employees, businesses can ...

Though Memorial Day Activities Are Different This Year, Food Safety Remains a Priority

WASHINGTON D.C. – Every year, millions of Americans commemorate Memorial Day to honor the sacrifices so many have made to protect our country. This holiday weekend might not be like past years, so while we keep public health recommendations in mind, let’s not forget food safety practices to prevent food borne illnesses.

“Memorial Day is the unofficial start of the summer ...

SafeTemp Kiosk: Back Into Workplace Transition Made Easier

New Jersey - People are going back to work and SafeTemp can make that transition back into the workplace safer.

While it's a novel idea, getting your temperature at the door when you walk into work could be just what the doctor ordered for both the workforce and the public. Such safety measures send a message to your workforce and, to your customers.

SafeTemp Kiosk, by Media Services ...

Rutgers Expert Explains How to Care For Your Pets During the Pandemic

May 17, 2020

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The COVID-19 pandemic shifted many veterinary clinics from routine to emergency-only appointments – leaving pet owners to address minor injuries and basic grooming issues normally resolved by professionals.

Veronica Jones, D.V.M., an emergency medicine veterinarian at NorthStar VETS in Robbinsvile and a 2009 graduate of the School of Environmental and Biological ...

Tips to Help You Gain a New Perspective on Adversity

Do you ever feel like there is no end to the problems that you face? Do your challenges seem too great to overcome? Do you ever ask yourself, “What’s the point?” Do you allow your circumstances to govern your life to the point of making you sad, lonely, and depressed?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, welcome to the majority! Most people, at one ...

Body of Paterson Youth Found Underneath Broadway, Apparent Drowning

May 27, 2020

ELMWOOD PARK, NJ - A 17-year-old Paterson boy was found underneath Broadway floating in the Passaic River on the Elmwood Park/Paterson border, according to Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella, on Sunday, May 24 at approximately 11:20 a.m.

Subsequent to an autopsy, the cause of death was determined to be drowning. Although a preliminary investigation indicates the death is not suspicious, ...

NJ Restaurant Creates Blueprint to Reopen Safely When Pandemic Regulations Relax

May 27, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- TAPintoTV spoke with Rocco Petriello, General Manager of the Grain & Cane Restaurant, to learn how they have adapted to serve their customers during the pandemic and their developing plans for returning to business once New Jersey enters into a new phase of reopening. 

Grain & Cane focuses on homestyle cuisine with American influences. Now that the ...

NJ Business Leader Discusses the Importance of Community and Client Engagement During the Pandemic

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV recently spoke with Marcella Gencarelli, Entrepreneur and Business Leader, about her experience heading up several professional organizations in New Jersey. She shared her perspective on what small businesses are looking for as they learn to navigate a new way of working during the pandemic.  

Currently, Gencarelli is the Vice President and Manager of ...

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Glen Rock Planning Board Work Session

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COVID-19 Invisible Enemy Is Visible to Frontline Workers: Bergen New Bridge CEO

May 21, 2020

BERGEN COUNTY, NJ – Thinking of getting tested for COVID-19 antibodies? Bergen New Bridge Medical Center and the county have teamed-up to provide testing with tomorrow as the last scheduled day.

The community mobile testing program's last announced date is tomorrow, May 22, the beginning of the Memorial Holiday weekend. In three and a half days of community mobile testing, more ...

Six Flags Great Adventure Safari to Bring Drive-thru Experience to Families

May 18, 2020

JACKSON, NJ --  Six Flags Great Adventure announced on Thursday that it will soon open its Safari adventure as a drive-through experience. This announcement comes shortly after Governor Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order permitting drive-through events while maintaining social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. 

Between 1974 and ...