Coronavirus News

June 7, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported on Sunday that the state of New Jersey has now administered 8,885,212 total doses of the approved COVID-19 vaccines and that 4,355,540 New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated. COVID numbers remain low in the state. On Sunday, Murphy reported 180 new ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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NEW JERSEY - Reports have been circulating that Governor Phil Murphy will be announcing the lift of indoor mask mandates for vaccinated individuals ahead of Memorial Day weekend.  The governor is expected to follow the updated guidelines set in place by the CDC for those who have been fully ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey is now offering more incentives for unvaccinated people to get their shots, including free wine, free access to state beaches, and a chance to dine with the governor and first lady of the state. During his press briefing held at Island Beach State Park, Gov. Phil Murphy ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg has released his weekly letter to the borough Monday amid the continuing pandemic.  The contents of his letter reads below. Dear Resident, The numbers as of last night are 2,548 total cases since March 2020, 46 fatalities and 11 active cases. Our numbers ...

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PASSAIC COUNTY, NJ – Newly updated vaccination statistics were released by Passaic County Saturday.  For Hawthorne and its neighboring boroughs of Prospect Park and North Haledon, the following information demonstrates the progress of vaccination efforts. Hawthorne Population ...

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NEW JERSEY - Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing Monday said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg released his weekly letter to the borough, found here. Dear Resident, Our numbers as of Sunday morning are 2,542 total positives, since March 2020, and 24 active cases. After an audit of vital statistics, we discovered the actual number of COVID-19 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its masking guidance for fully vaccinated Americans on Tuesday, April 27. The new public health recommendations outlined instances in which fully vaccinated individuals can forgo wearing a mask. This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing Monday afternoon that effective May 10, indoor room capacities for private catered events -- including weddings and school proms, political events, funerals, memorial services, and performances -- will increase to 50% with a maximum ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported during his COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday, April 21, that 6.2 million vaccine doses have been administered in the state and that nearly 2.6 million New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated. "We continue to make tremendous progress in getting our senior ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - On Monday, Mayor Richard Goldberg released his weekly letter to the borough amid the continuing coronavirus pandemic.  His letter reads below. Dear Resident, Today's numbers as of this morning are 2,429 total positives since March, 2020, with 21 fatalities and 67 active ...

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NEW JERSEY -- As of Monday, New Jersey residents ages 16 and up are now eligible to get vaccinated.  "Today, everyone who lives, works, or studies in New Jersey, ages 16+, is now eligible to be vaccinated," Gov. Phil Murphy said during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Monday afternoon. "At ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy reported progress in getting shots into arms as he presented a vaccine update during his press briefing Wednesday. He said that the state has administered 4,892,598 total doses and that 1,896,442 New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated. "We are now 40% to our ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1. The state’s phased vaccination roll ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg released his weekly letter to the borough, the contents of which are found below. Dear Resident, The numbers as of this morning are 2,299 total cases, since March 2020, 21 fatalities and 58 active cases. Our active case numbers have been jumping around ...

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Murphy says third wave means ‘long, hot summer.’ Special to TAPinto.net. 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. New Jersey is now ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy proudly announced that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated during press briefing today where he also reported a list of updates to citizens about the State’s evolving COVID-19 ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg released his weekly address to the borough, found below. Dear Resident, Our numbers as of Sunday morning are 2,214 total positives, since last March, 21 fatalities, and 87 active cases. Last Wednesday we were at 59 active cases. We seem to be yo-yoing ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Friday that the State will expand vaccine eligibility to include people 55 and over starting April 5. The following groups are eligible for vaccination once the expansion is in effect: Age 55+ Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Wednesday announced that the NJ Dept. of Health has revised its guidance for local health departments on K-12 in-class operations.  The governor said that if masking and frequent hand-washing can be maintained by students and educators and support staff in a ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing on Monday that he doesn't expect to loosen any more COVID-19 restrictions because of the recent rise in variant strains of the disease. On March 19, the state of New Jersey expanded capacity at indoor businesses, such as restaurants ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy visited a COVID-19 vaccination site in Newark on Tuesday to underscore New Jersey’s vaccine eligibility expansion, as well as encourage communities of color to sign up for the vital shots. “Congratulations! How do you feel?” Murphy said to Leslie Wiliams, a food ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg sent out a new letter to the borough this week; its contents are found below. Dear Resident, Today’s numbers, as of this morning, are 2,104 total positive cases, since March 2020, with 21 fatalities and 106 active cases. Our numbers climbed steadily last ...

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TRENTON, NJ - In words that had to be music ot the ears of restaurateurs and other indoor business owners, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care businesses can ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers have designed a new rapid test that can detect all three of the rapidly spreading variants of the coronavirus in a little over one hour – much shorter than the three to five days required by current tests, which can also be more technically difficult and ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner says their office has learned of residents canceling their two-shot Moderna or Pfizer vaccine appointments in order to stand by for a Johnson & Johnson shot, which requires just one shot. Commissioner Judy Persichilli advised ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - Mayor Richard Goldberg has released his weekly letter to the borough, found below. Dear Resident, The numbers as of Sunday are 1,995 total positives, since March 2020, with 21 fatalities and 85 active cases. On March 1st, last Monday, we had 67 active cases; so, in less than a ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Anyone planning a wedding can expand the guest list now, following Gov. Phil Murphy's COVID press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, when he announced that wedding receptions may proceed at 35% of a venue’s indoor capacity (up to 150 persons) and up to 150 people outdoors. Indoor ...

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