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Health & Wellness

September 17, 2021

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 26,493 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the first cases were reported in March 2020, an increase of 57 overnight, There has been a total of 751 deaths since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health ...

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SOMERSET, NJ — Rutgers student?  Public School teacher?  Concert-goer? Airline traveler? As some restaurants, performance spaces, hospitals, and other social venues are starting to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, Piscataway residents who have been vaccinated at New Jersey locations may ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Residents in need of assistance following Tropical Storm Ida can get help at Elizabeth Avenue Fire House on Saturday and Sunday between 8 am and 6 pm, according to an alert from the township.  Click the link below for a list of Ida disaster recovery ...

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As the Olympic theme filled the air, Sydney McLaughlin emerged with her graceful smile, her poised demeanor, and her two Olympic gold medals. This darling of the Tokyo Olympics earned the adulation of millions. But it wasn’t until she spent part of Tuesday afternoon with the residents at Parker ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The state’s top health official on Monday said that New Brunswick’s COVID-19 vaccination rate is above 70%, even though the state’s COVID-19 Dashboard puts that number at a much lower rate. Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said the formula to tabulate New Brunswick’s ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Monday reported 25,626 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the first cases were reported in March 2020, an increase of 87 over the weekend. There has been a total of 742 deaths since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health ...

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  Editor's Note: The next update of local COVID-19 statistics by the Somerset County Department of Health is scheduled for Monday. All other statistics in this story are current and up-to-date. SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 25,539 cases of the ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – Elizabeth Avenue school received the first of a dozen COVID-19 testing machines earlier today, according to a news release.  Testing machines will be delivered early next week to nine other schools that requested the equipment, according to officials.  “We’ve worked since May ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Tuesday reported 25,391 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the first cases were reported in March 2020, an increase of 76 over the weekend. There has been a total of 741 deaths since March 8, 2020. Franklin has had a total of 6,821 ...

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TRENTON, NJ — All teachers and school personnel in New Jersey will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by October 18 or be regularly tested, Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday.  Under Murphy's Executive Order, all pre-school through grade-12 school personnel will be ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 25,204 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the first cases were reported in March 2020, an increase of 53 overnight. There has been a total of 740 deaths since March 8, 2020. Frankliln has had a total of 6,271COVID-19 cases ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Tuesday reported 25,078 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the first cases were reported in March 2020, an increase of 67 overnight. There has been a total of 739 deaths since March 8, 2020. Franklin has had a total of 6,237 (13+ ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Thursday reported 24,826 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the first cases were reported in March 2020, an increase of 42 overnight. There has been a total of 739 deaths since March 8, 2020. Franklin has had a total ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – With about three weeks to go before in-person classes resume at Rutgers, more than 95% of returning students have received their COVID-19 vaccinations and have uploaded their vaccination cards to the university’s portal. In a letter sent today to the Rutgers community, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Tuesday reported 24,722 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the first cases were reported in March 2020, an increase of 57 overnight. There has been a total of 737 deaths since March 8, 2020. Franklin has had a total of 6,149 COVID-19 cases ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Monday reported 24,665 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the first cases were reported in March 2020, an increase of 115 over the weekend. There has been a total of 737 deaths since March 8, 2020. Franklin has had a total of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Around 150 protestors gathered outside of Memorial Elementary School on Friday, August 6 to protest the new school mask mandates that Governor Phil Murphy was set to announce. While there were initially no plans for a statewide mask mandate, rising COVID-19 cases across the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Friday reported 24,550 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the first cases were reported in March 2020, an increase of 36 overnight. There has been a total of 737 deaths since March 8, 2020. Franklin has had a total of 6,111 COVID-19 cases ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – In response to a new spike in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Phil Murphy will announce Friday that the state’s school children will be required to wear masks when they return to the classrooms in September. Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway said its possible the state university ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Wednesday reported 24,501 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the first cases were reported in March 2020, an increase of 57 overnight. There has been a total of 737 deaths since March 8, 2020. Franklin has had a total of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Monday reported 24,424 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the first cases were reported in March 2020, an increase of 104 since Friday, July 30. There has been a total of 737 deaths since March 8, 2020. Franklin has had a total of ...

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NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns. Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Monday reported 24,235 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the first cases were reported in March 2020, an increase of 68 since Friday. There has been a total of 737 deaths since March 8, 2020. Franklin has had a total of ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Wednesday reported 24,105 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the first cases were reported in March 2020, an increase of 21 overnight. There has been a total of 737 deaths since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health ...

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BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ The Bernards Township Health Department will offer COVID-19 vaccinations for adults 18 and over at the Bernardsville Farmers Market between 9 to 11 a.m. on this Saturday, July 24.  The vaccine clinic will be set up near the Millicent Fenwick statue at the parking lot for ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- As we start to hit the peak of summer heat, it is more important than ever to keep our hearts healthy. Individuals who have a preexisting heart condition need to be extra careful with these extreme weather circumstances. However, people with healthy hearts are likely to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Black and Latinx people intensely sought information on COVID-19 and engaged in public health measures such as mask-wearing and testing due to devastating experiences during the pandemic but are still skeptical about vaccines, according to a Rutgers study. The findings, which ...

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SUMMIT and MORRISTOWN, NJ - New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System and New York-based NYU Langone Health -- two of the leading names in healthcare in the Tri-State region -- are joining together to give patients greater access to heart and liver transplants and the coordinated, high-quality care ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Monday reported 23,963 cases of the COVID-19 virus since the first cases were reported in March 2020, an increase of 29 over the weekend. There has been a total of 737 deaths since March 8, 2020. The New Jersey Department of Health Monday ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jennifer O’Neill danced the night away at her wedding reception, a wild New Year’s Eve party that included a live band and as many friends and family members as could cram inside Christopher’s Restaurant in the Heldrich Hotel.  It came to a colorful conclusion at midnight, ...

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