Coronavirus News

August 2, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that 10,505,407 doses of COVID-19 vaccines (Pfizer, Moderna and J&J) have been administered in New Jersey as of Aug. 2. This means that 5,309,373 individuals who live, work, or study in New Jersey are now fully vaccinated. However, with the ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that all workers in certain state and private health care facilities, and high-risk congregate settings will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to testing weekly (at minimum one to two times per week). This requirement ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that over 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in New Jersey and that more than 5 million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully vaccinated. Among ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and state Commissioner of Health Judith Persichilli came to University Hospital on Friday to announce New Jersey reached a milestone of 4.7 million residents vaccinated. But with Newark’s vaccination rate trailing behind many municipalities statewide, officials said ...

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NEWARK, NJ — As coronavirus infection rates drop, Black and Hispanic communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic saw "significant gains" in their willingness to be vaccinated, according to a recent poll commissioned by Newark-based nonprofit Project Ready. The share of ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Office employees will be allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus, under Gov. Phil Murphy’s latest executive order. The order, which takes effect on June 4, also lifts minimum ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Dominion Hope of Glory church in Newark was one of 14 houses of worship across the state this weekend to host a pop-up vaccination clinic as part of Gov. Phil Murphy's “Grateful for the Shot” initiative, aimed to reduce vaccine hesitancy and ramp up vaccination efforts in underserved ...

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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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NEWARK, NJ — Just two months after local nonprofit United Way of Greater Newark helped launch an initiative to increase accessibility to the COVID-19 vaccine in underserved communities, it complimented this effort by awarding grant funds this week to 15 community-based organizations.  United ...

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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 ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Amid rising unemployment rates and positive COVID cases, a report issued this month by Advocates for Children of New Jersey highlighted the toll the pandemic has taken on Newark families.  As part of the first report released in a two-part snapshot series, “Newark Kids Count Data ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The state launched a virtual dashboard this week to show the latest number of COVID-19 vaccines administered by county, race/ethnicity, age, and gender.  Users can see a breakdown of vaccines administered from town-to-town through the online tool as well as an estimate of how many ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark officials are bringing COVID-19 community vaccination sites to every ward across the city for adult residents as part of an initiative to create greater access and ensure equity in vaccine distribution. Faced with some of the lowest vaccination numbers in the state, city ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The city of Newark is taking its first steps to vaccinate nearly 34,000 people with disabilities after community leaders hosted a pop-up clinic for residents with visual, hearing or physical impairments.  Although officials may have a long way to go before a majority of the city’s ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Less than a quarter of Newark residents are fully vaccinated, however, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Marcia Fudge said the Biden-Harris administration is determined to raise those numbers. Joined by local health professionals and area officials, Fudge ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The lack of lines tells the story. At the end of March, hundreds of people lined up at the New Jersey Institute of Technology COVID-19 vaccination site in Newark after it launched. More than 6,200 doses were administered that first day. Now, a little over a month later, only a ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Essex County officials are temporarily closing several COVID-19 vaccination sites due to reports of low demand, however, appointments will no longer be needed at some sites with walk-ins readily available.  “Throughout the entire vaccination process, we constantly were fine-tuning ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID press briefing Wednesday announced that he would sign an Executive Order allowing for summer camps – both day camps and sleep away camps – to open for the upcoming season. The governor says that he is pleased with the way COVID numbers are trending ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The Rev. Dr. Ronald Slaughter has delivered virtual sermons from his empty church in Newark since the COVID-19 pandemic began. During that time, he has been trying to address not only his community's spiritual needs but also his flock's mental and physical health. Slaughter said ...

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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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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-19 press briefing in Trenton on Monday afternoon.

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark is slated to become one of five pilot cities through The Rockefeller Foundation’s Equity-First Vaccination Initiative to launch a campaign aimed to improve the vaccination rate among communities of color, which have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 ...

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NEWARK, NJ —  On Monday, Saint James AME Church on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard opened its doors for community members in need of a COVID-19 vaccine.  With nearly 150 registered appointments and walk-ins included for the event, Essex County officials hosted a mobile pop-up vaccination ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Hundreds of area residents on Friday lined up at Independence Park in the Ironbound to receive what they hope will be their first and only dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.  Essex County officials headed a pop-up clinic at the Ironbound park with the single-dose ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Latino clergy members in Newark this week were joined by Essex County officials to commence a partnership aimed to promote COVID-19 vaccine distribution efforts in minority communities.  The partnership follows suit with recent efforts Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo has ...

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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 and the New Jersey Department of Health has ssued new COVID-19 travel guidance, which follow updated travel recommendations released by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) earlier this month. “While the pandemic is not over, our vaccination program and updated ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A consistent plan for Newark officials to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring equitable access to the vaccine this far has been the implementation of pop-up clinics with help from community leaders.  Newark’s religious leaders have stepped in to take part in the fight ...

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NEWARK, NJ – When Gov. Phil Murphy announced last week the launch of the New Jersey Institute of Technology vaccination site in Newark, it was originally planned to deploy 6,000 doses per day. On opening day, the site surpassed that mark with nearly 6,200 doses administered.  “They will be ...

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