Health & Wellness

June 4, 2021

HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County Health Director Karen DeMarco provided a comprehensive update on the public health emergency status and the ongoing county-led vaccination efforts at the Rt. 12 clinic site June 1. DeMarco explained the low positivity rates in the county. Although the ...

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

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - In early April, Hunterdon County was recognized as one of the healthiest counties in New Jersey, according to a report from the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Board of Commissioners Director Susan J. Soloway reported on the findings from the report ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - On April 20, the Board of County Commissioners met in-person at the Historic Hunterdon County Courthouse, with all physical distancing and mask-wearing protocols in place and mandated. But the board’s prior April 6 meeting was decided to be an all-teleconference meeting ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Almost half of all new COVID-19 infections in the United States (44%) are stemming from five states – New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Florida and Michigan. The Garden State’s COVID activity level was elevated from the moderate to high risk level over the past few days, ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - March 16, 2020, was the date of the first confirmed COVID-19 positive case reported in Hunterdon County. Exactly one year later, Hunterdon County Health Officer Karen DeMarco updated the Board of County Commissioners on the situation of continuing the drive-through COVID-19 ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jeffrey Moore announced that, beginning later in March, the school campus in Flemington off Rt. 31 will host Hunterdon Healthcare System’s weekend COVID-19 vaccination clinics at the high school’s Commons. Vaccines will be administered on site to ...

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Led by Dr. Benjamin van Boxtel, the center will provide multi-discliplinary care for patients with disorders of the thoracic aorta Morristown, NJ – Atlantic Health System has announced the opening of the Atlantic Aortic Center at Morristown Medical Center, under the direction of cardiac surgeon ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington Borough Council marked the one-year anniversary of the coronavirus with a resolution and a moment of silence “One year ago, we had the first confirmed case in New Jersey and five days later, Flemington had its first case,” said Cpl. Brian McNally, the borough’s ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - This month, eligibility to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey has expanded to include teachers, educators and educational support staff in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school, as well as childcare workers and public and local transportation workers, including ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Commissioner Shaun C. Van Doren announced that the county will be receiving a slight uptick in the number of COVID-19 vaccines supplied by the state, going up from 500 doses per week to 600 of the two-shot Moderna vaccine. The added supply of doses is not guaranteed to ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County is awaiting news of more COVID-19 vaccine supply for the County Health Department and partnering agencies to successfully continue the process of administering vaccines, which have taken place outside of Flemington since Dec. 30. Hunterdon County’s ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - As doses of the COVID vaccine become available in Hunterdon County, newly eligible residents are scrambling for the limited number of appointments and healthcare providers are coming under fire for how they are distributing it. Hunterdon Healthcare and the county Health ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Cool, pleasant weather held up on Jan. 21 for the latest COVID-19 vaccination clinic, organized and managed by Hunterdon County’s Health Department in coordination with many other county-level departments and volunteer units. The vaccine site is run safely, efficiently and with ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - New Jersey government’s expansions of eligibility for groups and categories of people to receive the COVID-19 vaccination this week created procedural overload for county health departments tasked with administering vaccines, as those seeking to register for a shot faced busy ...

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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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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington officials encouraged residents to take advantage of free COVID testing offered by the county during a Facebook Live presentation last Thursday. As the number of cases in the borough continues to escalate, “the biggest thing to talk about is testing,” said Cpl. Brian ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Flemington officials are hoping a robust COVID-19 vaccination program will begin to bring down escalating numbers in the borough, but warn residents to be cautious of scams. There were 26 new cases of COVID -19 in the borough last week, according to Cpl. Brian McNally, the ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Hunterdon Central Regional High School Board of Education Monday approved rates of between $50 and $56.73 per hour for 17 people, many staff and administration members, to take on the COVID-19 contact tracing responsibilities throughout this school year, in addition to their ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - News broke Dec. 10 of the Federal Drug Administration Advisory Panel’s vote in favor of emergency authorization to approve the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, determined as 95 percent effective in recent clinical trials, for people 16 and older. The meeting concluded with 17 ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - County officials outlined a plan Tuesday for increasing COVID-19 testing opportunities for residents, the efforts of county health department contact-tracing and guidance for schools, first responders and businesses and how the county is taking proactive measures in gearing ...

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Editor's Note: This story has been edited to reflect one more positive case found at the middle school. FLEMINGTON, NJ - The Flemington-Raritan Regional School District has received a notice of four more positive COVID-19 cases in the district, and has increased contact tracing in all schools, ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - With the December holidays fast-approaching, county officials took time to reflect on multiple opportunities and operations that serve the public and general vitality of Hunterdon County residents, first responders and local businesses. During a recent freeholder board ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - A surge of COVID cases in Flemington Borough has officials and businesses retooling holiday celebrations. Over the past two weeks, the borough has logged 45 new cases, bringing the total so far to 172 cases. “We see the positivity rate increasing in the borough dramatically,” ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - Parents may have to prepare for the potential closure of Flemington-Raritan schools as administrators keep an eye on COVID-19 advisories from the New Jersey Department of Health. Though Hunterdon County remains in orange status, weekly updates from the Health Department show the ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - A teacher at Robert Hunter Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a notice from the Flemington-Raritan Regional School District Sunday. According to the letter from Superintendent Kari McGann, because of the rotating Week A/Week B schedule, the teacher ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - Hunterdon County Chief Health Officer Karen DeMarco announced Tuesday that along with the alarming spike in the rate of COVID-19 transmission across New Jersey and much of the country, on Nov. 16, Hunterdon saw a record total in the number of COVID-positive cases. The ...

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HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ - The dramatic surge of COVID-19 infections New Jersey and much of the country is experiencing as the holidays approach prompted an update on the school district operating status and case counts impacting the Hunterdon Central Regional High School community. At the board of ...

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George Bernard Shaw often wrote the truism, "Those who can't do, teach". However, that is not always an applicable proverb. Certainly not when it comes to the practice and teaching of yoga. Julie Mellk, the Honor Yoga Director of Programming, not only teaches yoga classes, but she teaches those ...

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FLEMINGTON, NJ - In an update from Superintendent Kari McGann Wednesday evening regarding announcements about COVID cases in several of the schools, she said more information has been provided about the students infected from J.P. Case Middle School. According to the letter, one student from the ...

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