Coronavirus News

May 4, 2021

NEWARK, NJ — Two Essex County Vaccination Centers, including Kmart at 235 Prospect Avenue in West Orange and Essex County College at 177 West Market Street in Newark, are now open for walk-in appointments from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday to anyone who resides, works or attends school ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Of the 162 Livingston residents included in the age breakdown of April COVID-19 cases, more the 58% were 30 years old or younger, with 59 cases being reported among residents age 11 to 20 and 20 cases being reported among residents age 10 or younger, according to the Livingston ...

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NEW JERSEY — Walk-in vaccinations are now available to all New Jerseyans age 16 and older at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news on Thursday. A list of mega-sites and selected times for walk-in vaccinations can be seen ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy has announced plans to sign an executive order allowing day camps and sleep-away camps to open this summer, stating on Wednesday that he is pleased with the way COVID-19 numbers are trending downward in New Jersey.   "Because of everything you are doing, we are ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Over the last week in Livingston, from April 19 to April 26, the Livingston Health Department has reported 37 new cases of COVID-19 among residents and two deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus, marking the first COVID-19 deaths since Feb. 5 and bringing the township’s ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston officially surpassed 2,000 cases of COVID-19 midway through April with a reported cumulative total of 2,030 cases since the pandemic and 149 new cases in April as of Monday. In the first half of the month, the Livingston Health Department reported 124 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ — Overlook Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System, has discharged its 2,000th inpatient treated for COVID-19 back to recovery, marking a significant milestone after more than a year of the global pandemic. For Overlook officials, the discharge, which occurred on Tuesday, April ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Over the last two weeks, the Livingston Health Department (LHD) has reported 134 cases of COVID-19 among Livingston residents, including 99 cases in the first 12 days of April compared to 77 cases in the first 12 days of March. Although there has been no age report provided thus ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — When the Livingston Health Department (LHD) released an age breakdown of the 229 cases reported in March, data indicated that slightly more than 51% of all cases were reported among people 30 years or younger, including 28 cases (or 12.22%) under 10 years old, 56 cases (or 24.45%) ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston residents age 65 and older are encouraged to answer questions about their life over the past year in a COVID-19 Impact Survey being distributed through the North Jersey Age-Friendly Coalition Partners by March 31. The survey, which can be accessed BY CLICKING HERE, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Health Department reported the township's 1,800th case of COVID-19 among residents on Monday, including 147 cases since March 1 and 635 cases since the start of the year.  During Gov. Phil Murphy's COVID-19 press briefing on Monday, the governor said he does ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Halfway through March and three days before the anniversary of Livingston’s first reported case of COVID-19, the Livingston Health Department has reported a new cumulative total of 1,752 cases since the start of the pandemic, including 22 new cases over the weekend and 99 cases ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Five days before the one-year anniversary of Livingston’s first COVID-19 case, the Township of Livingston has reported a cumulative total of 1,730 cases since the start of the pandemic, including 77 new cases in the first 12 days of March. According to this week’s Livingston ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Effective Friday, March 19, New Jersey restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care businesses will be able increase their indoor capacity to 50% according to a new executive order signed by Gov. Phil Murphy on ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to assist fellow Livingston residents who may be struggling to make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment through Essex County, Natalie and Jeanne Silberman recently produced a video featuring tips about navigating the www.EssexCOVID.org scheduling system. The video, which ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to reporting 21 new cases of COVID-19 among Livingston residents in the first five days of March for a cumulative total of 1,674 cases since the start of the pandemic, the Livingston Health Department (LHD) has released the age breakdown of cases reported in February as ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Anyone planning a wedding can expand the guest list now, following Gov. Phil Murphy's COVID-19 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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LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the first month since November, the Livingston Health Department (LHD) recorded less than 200 cases of COVID-19 in February. Compared to the first 28 days of January, during which the LHD received 262 positive test results among Livingston residents, the LHD reported a total of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Led by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo and Essex County Health Officer Maya Lordo, Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein and all members of the township council visited the Essex County vaccination center located at Sears in the Livingston Mall on Friday for a tour of the facility ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Compared to the 211 cases of COVID-19 reported during the first 22 days of January, the Township of Livingston has reported 141 cases in the first 22 days of February, indicating a slight deceleration of new cases in Livingston after the township saw its highest monthly total in ...

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EDITOR'S UPDATE (Sunday, Feb. 21): Appointments scheduled for first and second doses at all Essex County Vaccination Sites on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, have been canceled due to a delay vaccine shipments from the federal government. Canceled appointments rescheduled for some time next week, according ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to the “high degree of skepticism among minorities” he has seen in the community, including within his own ophthalmology practice, regarding the COVID-19 vaccines, Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein recently stressed how understanding Black history and learning from past ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As of Feb. 16, the Livingston Health Department (LHD) has reported 110 cases of COVID-19 within the community since the start of the month, indicating that the LHD has received nearly 40 fewer positive test results in the first half of February than in the first half of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz and Captain John Drumm, who recently received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, are two of many Livingston police officers who have taken advantage of the opportunity to be inoculated at the Essex County distribution center ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Health Department (LHD)—which reported 23 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death attributed the novel coronavirus for cumulative totals of 1,505 cases and 83 deaths as of Monday—is hosting a virtual information session about the COVID-19 vaccine and registration ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to reporting 309 new cases of COVID-19 cases in Livingston since the New Year—bringing the township’s cumulative case total to 1,474 as of Thursday—the Livingston Health Department (LHD) has also shared an age breakdown of all Livingston residents who contracted the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Halfway through the first week of February, the Township of Livingston has surpassed 300 new COVID-19 cases in 2021, with 291 cases in January and 18 new cases in February as of Thursday, Feb. 4, according to the Livingston Health Department. January now marks the township’s ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Dr. Steven Arsht, a Livingston resident and orthopedic surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, was so overcome with emotion when he received his first COVID-19 vaccination that it led to the establishment of a new social media campaign intended to encourage others to get ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — With 231 new cases of COVID-19 reported among Livingston residents in January as of Monday—including 20 since Friday and 134 in the last 14 days—the Livingston Health Department (LHD) has reported a cumulative total of 1,396 cases within the community as of Jan. 25. The township ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In participation of a “national moment of unity and remembrance” initiated through the Presidential Inaugural Committee to honor all lives lost to COVID-19, the Township of Livingston sounded its fire alarms on Tuesday in memory of the 82 Livingston lives lost as a result of the ...

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