Health & Wellness

August 7, 2020

HOBOKEN, NJ - Prompt MD will be offering COVID-19 testing at the Jackson Street Gymnasium (7th & Jackson Street) on August 10-11, and August 17-18. The pop-up COVID-19 testing site will have the capacity to test up to 350 residents per day, with results provided within 2-3 days.  Residents ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - It's been an eventful few months at Hoboken University Medical Center (HUMC). As the COVID-19 pandemic raged throughout our region, the future of the hospital is left up in the air amidst contentious negotiations. On Sunday, a bomb threat was called into the facility—which turned out ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - As indoor health clubs reopened, yoga posed some specific questions about whether the practice fell under the same rule. After consultation with the State, Hoboken officials have announced that both yoga and pilates offer flexibility. "Previously, our legal counsel, Office of ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - In an effort to help fill the urgent need for blood and platelet donors to meet the needs of patient care, Vitalant is holding a blood drive in Hoboken. The Hoboken Community Blood Drive will take place Wednesday, July 22 at the Multi Service Center (124 Grand Street) from noon - 6pm.

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Officials announced a dozen new cases of COVID-19 in Hoboken on Tuesday, primarily among younger adults. According to Mayor Ravi Bhalla, there were four new cases discovered on July 9, four new cases discovered on July 10 and four new cases discovered on July 11. The city of nearly ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hoboken residents seeking COVID-19 testing should head to Jersey City through the end of this week, according to City officials. The Riverside Medical Group testing facility at 14th & Jefferson Streets will take a hiatus starting Wednesday, July 8 through Monday. "We are ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Officials are expressing concern over potential COVID-19 transmission via holiday weekend parties as Independence Day approaches. At the mouth of the Hudson River, Hudson County is often a destination for those looking to take in fireworks displays over New York City and Jersey ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ- Offering a reminder that the Coronavirus pandemic is not over, the Hoboken Health Department has reported eleven new confirmed cases of COVID-19. According to Mayor Ravi Bhalla, seven cases were reported on Saturday, two Sunday, and two on Monday. Hoboken has a total of 583 total, ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - As Hoboken prepared to hosted a 10,000 strong protest for racial justice Mayor Ravi Bhalla shared his concerns regarding social distancing and health issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “For anyone who chooses to participate in Friday’s demonstration, we ask you please wear a ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - After Mayor Bhalla's plan for reopening playgrounds hit an immediate snag Monday, Hoboken Public School District Superintendent Dr. Christine Johnson announced that the track will be opened for community use in mornings and evenings once graduation takes place. "The Hoboken Public ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - If you want to swing by the playground on Thursday, Hoboken will let it slide. Mayor Ravi Bhalla took to social media to announce that the City's playgrounds would be reopened, after a three-month-long closure due to COVID-19. "Starting Thursday, we’ll be re-opening City ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - State, county, and local officials have called on New Jersey State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli to assist in efforts to preserve acute care services at Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital, and Hoboken University Center.  In a letter dated June 5, and reviewed by ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Echoing a previous call by Governor Phil Murphy, Mayor Ravi S. Bhalla has asked all residents that attended Friday’s “peaceful demonstration for racial justice”  to make an appointment for a COVID-19 test.  To make an appointment for a COVID-19 test through the City’s partnership ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ- Having functioned as “the frontline hospitals” in caring for patients with COVID infections since March, Hudson County’s Christ Hospital Medical Center, Bayonne Medical Center and Hoboken University Medical Center, are set to resume elective surgical services on Tuesday, according ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — The City of Hoboken will open an antibody testing site to Hoboken residents starting next Wednesday, May 20. Through a partnership with Prompt MD and Power Analytics, residents will have access to rapid antibody tests that provide results within 10 minutes. The testing site, located ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken's Riverside Medical Group is set to offer COVID-19 testing to all Hoboken residents—whether or not they are currently exhibiting symptoms. “As has been stated by medical professionals across the country, an increase in testing is critical to our region in order to re-open ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - The City of Hoboken announced that it will be testing residents in its senior buildings for Coronavirus, as a disproportionate number of seniors have been impacted by the pandemic. “We are taking the proactive steps to test seniors in certain senior buildings for COVID-19, thanks ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken's Riverside Medical Group is set to begin rapid COVID-19 testing by Friday, according to Mayor Ravi Bhalla. “I’m very glad to share that Riverside Medical, led by Dr. Gaurang Brahmbhatt, will begin utilizing rapid testing at the Hoboken COVID-19 testing site,” Bhalla said.

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TRENTON, NJ - In an effort to assure expectant mothers that they won’t be left on their own during delivery, New Jersey’s Commissioner of Health, Judith Persichilli, has directed that while it is prudent for hospitals to implement visitor restrictions in the battle against COVID-19, “such ...

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