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Friday's COVID-19 Figures from Bergen County and the State

June 6, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -  Governor Phil Murphy released the newest number of presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus and deaths at his Friday press conference, where he also announced the phased in re-opening of Motor Vehicles offices throughout the state.

There are 864 new cases with 79 new deaths. Statewide, there are 163,336 positive cases and ...

Thursday's COVID Figures from Bergen County and the State

TRENTON, NJ -  Governor Phil Murphy released the newest number of presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus and deaths at his Tuesday press conference, where he also provided additional details on his Executive Order allowing for dining at restaurants.

There are 603 new cases with 92 new deaths. Statewide, there are 162,530 positive cases and ...

Murphy Says Restaurant, Retail Workers Will Be Required To Undergo Daily Temperature Checks

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for the thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back patrons on June 15.

Although non-essential retail businesses will follow familiar rules that have been observed for months at supermarkets, pharmacies and other essential businesses, there could be a decided lack ...

Bergen County Mobile Testing Continues at Four New Locations This Week

June 1, 2020

HACKENSACK, N.J. – The County of Bergen/Bergen New Bridge Medical Center community mobile testing program will offer additional testing locations to reach more residents across Bergen County, announced Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco in a press release. So far over 6,500 residents have been tested at community mobile testing sites for the COVID-19 virus and ...

Lodi American Legion Leaders Place Flag at Civil War Grave

LODI, NJ - Post 136 and County Commander Francis Carrasco and Post 136 Senior Vice Commander Joseph Botta paid tribute to Kryn Vander Mast by placing a flag on his grave at the Old Lodi Burial Ground/Church Street Cemetery on Memorial Day.

Vander Mast honorably served in the Union Army in the Civil War, attached to Company E of the 22nd NJ Volunteer Infantry. The regiment left New Jersey ...

SafeTemp Kiosk: Back Into Workplace Transition Made Easier

May 23, 2020

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 ...

Murphy Announces Motor Vehicles Reopening Schedule

June 6, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Some good news for teenagers who have been patiently (and not so patiently) waiting to get their drivers licenses.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Chief Administrator Sue Fulton of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) on Friday announced plans for a phased reopening of MVC facilities to the public following closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The reopening will proceed ...

Gov. Murphy Commends How NJ Continues to Peacefully Protest for George Floyd

NEW JERSEY — Eight days after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer saw at least 21 protests across New Jersey on Tuesday. 

Gov. Phil Murphy in a press conference Wednesday said these have been peaceful demonstrations, despite the crowds at some — with Mayor Michael Soriano estimating as many as 4,000 people marching in ...

Pray, Work for Peace and Change

Like most of you, I have been reflecting on events happening in our country. It’s been particularly difficult to witness the intense grief and outrage caused by the tragic deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. Along with other Americans, I watched the subsequent protests that embody the physical acknowledgement of unrest and unfairness in our country.

Watching the ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

Keeping It Safe and Happy at Your Jersey Shore Summer Rental

June 3, 2020

SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - The COVID-19 outbreak may mean a glitch in some summer travel plans. Fears of becoming stranded on a cruise or infected during air travel have many holding off on faraway trips. Alternatively, at the Jersey shore, homeowners are getting ready for a full season of summer guests. Many have added some extra steps to their usual protocol so their short-term guests will be ...

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

May 30, 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, ...