Coronavirus News

April 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY - In an action that does nothing to help overcome 'vaccine hesitancy', a severe yet rare blood clot risk has stopped J&J's vaccine in its tracks until the matter is further reviewed. "Out of an abundance of caution and following the guidance of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...

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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 ...

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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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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Students enrolled for the 2021 fall semester at Rutgers University will be required to be vaccinated for COVID-19. Those students declining to be vaccinated for medical or religious reasons can request an exemption. Students enrolled in fully-remote online degree programs and ...

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UNION, NJ – On the campus of Kean University on Friday, with gusts of wind flowing around him, Gov. Phil Murphy excitedly announced an increase in vaccine doses coming to New Jersey. “Next week, we're receiving 494,430 total doses that's a nearly 20% increase week-over-week,” said Murphy. “This ...

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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 — Residents of long-term care facilities can now have in-person visits, regardless of whether they or their visitors have received the coronavirus vaccine — except in those settings where a high level of COVID-19 transmission exists. Significant drops in coronavirus outbreaks and the ...

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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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As of February 27, there are now three COVID-19 vaccines that have received emergency use authorization (EUA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in the United States. Each vaccine is a little different, but they all have the same goal of protecting you from COVID-19. Daniel ...

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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 -- 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 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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LINCROFT, NJ: — Eligible Monmouth County residents will be able to book appointments online for the county’s Brookdale Community College coronavirus vaccination site beginning on Monday, March 8. The new vaccination scheduling website (click here) will go live at 8 a.m., allowing residents to ...

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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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NEW JERSEY: COVID-19 vaccine eligibility will expand later this month to millions more people including teachers, the homeless and clergy, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. Educators have been among the groups lobbying for higher prioritization. As of March 15, K-12 educators and school support ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy provided during his COVID press briefing on Wednesday some positive news about testing sites and vaccinations. He said the 1,758,979 total vaccine doses (1,192,364 first doses, and 566,441 second doses) have been administered as of this morning.  He also was proud ...

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NEW JERSEY — “Good trends,” as Gov. Phil Murphy put it Monday, will allow New Jersey to expand its COVID-19 gathering limits. The changes go into effect immediately. Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of worship will be allowed to run at 50% capacity. Also in effect, two ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Severe winter weather across the country this week has delayed the delivery of 6 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine nationwide, including 230,000 shots on their way to New Jersey. “Because planes at major hubs for both FedEx and UPS have been grounded due to the weather, this ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy emerged from his self-quarantine Tuesday wearing not one but two face masks. Last week, despite testing negative for COVID-19, the governor entered a self-quarantine when a family member confirmed they had contracted the virus. His office said he was entering a ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday during a press briefing via ZOOM that 1,138,757 vaccine doses have now been administered statewide: 875,424 first doses and 263,196 second doses and that he is expecting increasing deliveries of vaccines from the federal government for our mega-sites ...

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NEW JERSEY — As of Monday, New Jersey has administered 1,037,657 vaccine doses - passing the 1 million mark with 24 days to go until the anniversary of the first reported coronavirus case in the state. Thus far, 224,237 people have received second shots, numbers Gov. Phil Murphy and other ...

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NEW JERSEY — The constant flux of updates surrounding COVID-19 and the vaccine has led some New Jersey residents feeling overwhelmed with information or confused over what’s accurate. NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli on Monday sought to clarify a number of major coronavirus-related points ...

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NEW JERSEY — Added outdoor dining in public spaces will continue in New Jersey through November 2022 or until indoor dining returns to full capacity, under coronavirus-related legislation signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. The new law applies to restaurants with or without liquor licenses, ...

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MONMOUTH COUNTY, NJ: There is a new site available in Red Bank, for the COVID-19 vaccination. Scroll down to read more information on the new site, and existing sites throughout Monmouth County. Coronavirus vaccinations are now being administered by appointment only at the Parker Family Health ...

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After months of restrictions, restaurants, bars, and other businesses can increase capacity TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Wednesday that he is easing regulations on indoor gatherings at restaurants, bars, gyms, personal care businesses, and religious ceremonies. They will now be ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported at his COVID-19 press briefing that 642,613 vaccinations have been made statewide as of today. Right now, more than 2 million people are pre-registered for the vaccine, but the state will only get about 130,000 doses a week. "We still have a supply-demand ...

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NEW JERSEY: The Rutgers researcher, whose work to create the first COVID-19 saliva-based test produced a game-changing weapon in the battle against the coronavirus, has died.  Andrew Brooks, 51, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, according to the university.  Brooks, who grew up in Hazlet, ...

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“The President has talked about FEMA setting up 100 locations around the country. We welcome that but please, we’ve said please bring doses…just more locations right now is just is not…our constraint. That's not our shortage right now. It's doses,” Murphy said toward the end of the ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy took pride in announcing that New Jersey has distributed over a half-million doses of the COVID vaccine during his coronavirus press briefing on Friday, Jan. 22. The governor said that 500,222 doses have now been administered statewide – including 65,583 long-term ...

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