Coronavirus News

June 19, 2021

NEW JERSEY -- Just 185 days after the first COVID-19 vaccine was administered in New Jersey, the state has reached its ambitious goal of 4.7 million fully vaccinated individuals who live, work, or study in New Jersey, according to Gov. Phil Murphy.  “Before the arrival of vaccines in ...

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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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KENILWORTH, NJ - Please see the following message regarding coronavirus from Mayor Linda Karlovitch. The borough COVID numbers are as follows. We have a total of 1156 cases that have been reported to our Health Department. 24 new cases have fallen in the past 30 days with two of these cases ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted indoor mask mandates for vaccinated individuals ahead of Memorial Day weekend.  Effective May 28, New Jersey will lift the requirement for maintaining six feet of social distancing in indoor and outdoor settings and will lift the prohibitions on dance ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ -- On Sunday morning via Twitter Governor Phil Murphy stated that over 4 million New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated.  On the vaccination front in Kenilworth, the state is reporting that 71% of seniors have received at least one shot. Everyone 12+ who lives, works, or ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Saturday afternoon. There were 847 new PCR cases reported and 140 antigen tests, with 21 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 882,750 positive PCR cases, 127,740 positive antigen ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today via Twitter that for the first time in over six months, the state's number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 has fallen below 1,000.   "With our numbers trending in the right direction, we can continue fighting back against this virus if we all ...

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The Test Center will shift from a drive-through service to a walk-up service as of Monday, May 17. The Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University will be open to all Union County residents who would like to self-administer a free COVID-19 nasal swab test under the supervision of ...

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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 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 of 12 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Saturday afternoon. There were 1,030 new PCR cases reported and 217 antigen tests, with 24 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 880,307 positive PCR cases, 127,248 positive antigen ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jordan Clarida, a sophomore majoring in public health, traveled to Rutgers on Wednesday to become the first student vaccinated at the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy because she wanted to be part of the movement that ends the pandemic and saves lives. “Having the vaccine ...

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NEWARK, NJ - NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership called VAXRide should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations.  Novartis, a NJ based ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Operation Jersey Summer, an effort to spur vaccinations in the state, during his COVID press briefing on Monday. "We are putting into overdrive our work to hit our initial target of 4.7 million vaccinated New Jerseyans by June 30," Murphy said. "We’re ...

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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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KENILWORTH, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health Saturday reported 874,256 total cases since last year, an increase of 1,237 overnight. There are 22,964 COVID-19-related deaths in New Jersey since last year, an increase of 34 overnight. A total of 3,054,030 New Jersey residents have been ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Beginning today, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29. Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Middlesex County ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers are developing a rapid breathalyzer test that would determine in minutes if someone is infected with COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses. “In addition to helping diagnose COVID-19, the goal of the project is to create a platform that can be expanded ...

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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 - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Saturday afternoon.  There were 2,465 new PCR cases reported and 480 antigen tests, with 39 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 873,399 positive PCR cases, 122,798 positive antigen ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy signed bill A5405, which will direct $10 million from the Coronavirus Relief Fund established under the Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. This funding will be distributed to seven New ...

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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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NEW JERSEY -- As of today, 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 - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Saturday. There were 3,474 new PCR cases reported and 717 antigen tests, with 40 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 855,759 positive PCR cases, 119,945 positive antigen cases, and ...

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TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy released the latest COVID-19 figures from around the state on Friday. There were 3,791 new PCR cases reported and 775 antigen tests, with 41 new deaths. Statewide, there are now 852,330 positive PCR cases, 119,452 positive antigen cases, and ...

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COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program is now open and will continue through the foreseeable future. Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act and the American Rescue Plan Act, FEMA will now provide assistance for funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020 for ...

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals Can Access Interpreters During Vaccination at the Six Megasites (TRENTON) – The Murphy Administration today announced that deaf and hard of hearing individuals are able to ask for an American Sign Language interpreter when receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Despite the side effects reported impacting some young women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the J&J vaccine should panic or worry."  The governor tried to quell fears as the CDC and FDA called for a pause ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug ...

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