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Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Site Established in Kean University Parking Lot

March 22, 2020

UNION, NJ – A Union County-run COVID-19 drive-through testing facility has been set up in the parking lot of Kean University in Union, set to begin testing on Monday, March 23.

Testing at the facility, established by the county freeholders with governmental, educational and healthcare partners, will be available by appointment only.  The test will be offered to Union County ...

Second Person from Roselle Tests Positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

ROSELLE, NJ - The Borough of Roselle Health Officer has reported a second person from Roselle has tested positive for the Coronavirus and is being treated at a local hospital. 

The Borough's first positive case was reported on Monday, March 16. That individual is currently under hospital care. 

Roselle will continue to provide updates as soon as Roselle's Health ...

Union County Man Couldn’t Get Coronavirus Test in NJ, Tested Positive in NY

WESTFIELD, NJ — (Updated at 1:33 p.m.) A professor at The College of New Jersey who said he first started experiencing symptoms of coronavirus 10 days ago is warning the public that the condition may not present itself how you think.

Craig Hollander, a 38-year-old Westfield resident and history professor at TCNJ, told TAPinto Westfield he first went to his general practitioner ...

Gov. Murphy: on FEMA Assistance, Help for NJ Small Businesses, and More

March 27, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy announced at his Thursday press conference that federal emergency aid has been made available for New Jersey through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to supplement state and local recovery efforts affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

The action makes federal funding available for Crisis Counseling for affected individuals; ...

Man Claims Infection, Coughs on Supermarket Worker

TRENTON, NJ – When a Manalapan supermarket worker concerned about the coronavirus asked a shopper to keep his distance, the man said he was infected with the virus, leaned in and coughed on the employee, officials said today.

The shopper, George Falcone, 50, of Freehold, ended up being charged with third-degree terroristic threats and other offenses, said state Attorney General Gurbir ...

COVID-19 Surge May Come in 2-3 Weeks For Parts of State

TRENTON, NJ – The state’s top health official said that the number of COVID-19 cases in some parts of New Jersey could peak in the next two or three weeks.

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said at a press conference Tuesday that positive cases in Bergen, Essex and Hudson counties could soon surge based on a projection made a day earlier by New York Gov. Andrew ...

THE MAX Challenge to Launch First Virtual 10-Week Challenge 

March 28, 2020

THE MAX Challenge will launch its first Virtual 10-Week Challenge at nearly all locations on Monday, March 30th. The 10-Week Challenge model has always been a signature of this fitness franchise – the program itself combines fitness classes, nutritional counseling, and motivation to help members transform both their bodies and minds. 

The company switched to an online model ...

Saturday Hours for Union County’s COVID-19 Test Center

Drive-through facility is available for Union County residents only with doctor’s prescription.

Union County’s COVID-19 Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University will be open on Saturday, March 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Regular weekday hours for the Test Center are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Test Center is available on a drive-through basis ...

Guidance for Visiting Union County Parks during COIVD-19 Outbreak

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders reminds all residents to maintain precautions against spreading or contracting the COVID-19 coronavirus in Union County parks.

“COVID-19 does not disappear outdoors,” said Union County Freeholder Chairman Alexander Mirabella. “Members of the public who visit County parks must continue to protect themselves and others from ...

IRS unveils new People First Initiative; COVID-19 effort temporarily adjusts, suspends key compliance programs

To help people facing the challenges of COVID-19 issues, the Internal Revenue Service announced today a sweeping series of steps to assist taxpayers by providing relief on a variety of issues ranging from easing payment guidelines to postponing compliance actions.

“The IRS is taking extraordinary steps to help the people of our country,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig.

Union County Residents Advised on New Social Services Hours

The Union County Division of Social Services has adjusted the hours of operation for its Elizabeth and Plainfield offices effective immediately, for Union County residents seeking assistance with food, shelter, and Medicaid health care.

Assistance is available in Spanish and English.

Until further notice, the new hours of operation are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The ...

The CARES Act and What It Means for NJ Small Businesses

March 28, 2020

The $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus bill is providing a lifeline for small businesses in New Jersey and across the country in states that have been hit hard by the epidemic.

The cornerstone of the legislation for business owners is a bold a $349 billion lending program for companies that are currently struggling to make payroll and pay other bills. It also provides increased ...

10 Perks to Offer Healthcare Teams During COVID-19 Crisis...

It shouldn’t take a healthcare crisis to find ways for health care leaders to show front line healthcare team members how important they are and how much you care, but it is an especially important time to be extra considerate and thoughtful. Be prepared to go above and beyond for your employees so they go above and beyond for the patients in your care.

Below are 10 immediate perks you ...

Juliette's House in Elizabeth Changes the Lives of Girl Scouts

ELIZABETH, NJ - It’s 4 p.m. on a typical Thursday afternoon at the Gateway Family YMCA in Elizabeth, filled with youth and teen programs during the after-school hours before dinner.

You wouldn’t know that it is also home, this one day each week, to a special Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey troop known as “Juliette’s House.” There are no welcome or directional ...