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Coronavirus News

November 2, 2020

NEWARK, NJ — A popular Newark bar and restaurant was clocked operating over capacity without PPE this Halloween weekend, according to authorities, who also shut down several other businesses for COVID-19 infractions.  Newark instituted more aggressive regulations last week after the city ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Just a few days after Newark Public Schools suddenly extended its remote learning period to Jan. 25, Superintendent Roger Leon cast doubt on whether that deadline will be possible as the city’s infection rates skyrocket.  The school district is already feeling the impact, according ...

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NEW JERSEY — Cutting off indoor dining and mandating that all non-essential businesses close their doors at 8 p.m. are part of the measures that will begin in Newark on Tuesday, after the largest city in New Jersey confirmed more cases Sunday (101 total) than all other Essex County towns ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey has submitted a draft of a coronavirus vaccine distribution plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials announced Monday during a virtual press briefing.  While a COVID-19 vaccine or therapeutic has not been ...

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BLACKWOOD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy and his wife, First Lady Tammy Murphy, entered a voluntary self-quarantine Wednesday afternoon after a senior staff member - who the governor was in close proximity to Saturday - tested positive for coronavirus.  Murphy unexpectedly left a press briefing ...

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BLACKWOOD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy abruptly left a press briefing Wednesday in Blackwood after learning that someone who he was in close proximity to on Saturday has tested positive for COVID-19. It is unclear how many people the governor exposed over the weekend.  Murphy, 63, was at a briefing ...

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NEW JERSEY — Bar and restaurant owners across New Jersey will be able to toast this week to the latest expansion on liquor license permits - initially triggered to help businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic while serving outdoors.  “For many of our residents having the ability to serve ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced the launch of the state’s official health insurance marketplace, Get Covered New Jersey, during his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Thursday. Oct. 15. The exchange is now open to Garden State residents to browse health plans, compare prices, and find out ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his COVID press briefing on Thursday that he has signed Executive Order No. 190, extending a moratorium that prevents New Jersey residents from having their utilities disconnected through March 15, 2021. The moratorium applies to all residential gas, ...

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NEW JERSEY — Residents are advised to quarantine if they're returning to New Jersey from 38 states or territories - a new high for that total since the state began issuing the list back in June. Regardless of the mode of transportation - bus, airplane, train, car, etc. - travelers from the ...

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NEW JERSEY — Standing before a wall of kegs Tuesday, Gov. Phil Murphy spoke of a new $100 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds that will go toward New Jersey businesses and residents hit the hardest by the global health crisis.  “We're ready to help ...

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NEW JERSEY — You can dress like a knucklehead this Halloween but that doesn’t mean you can act like one, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday while touching on the state’s health department guidelines for the spooky holiday to come. At his coronavirus press briefing out of Trenton, Murphy said Halloween ...

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Health officials want 70% to get vaccine in six months, spending $6 million to get ready. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, ...

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Struggle to get local details limits information on spread of disease.  This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. Coronavirus cases ...

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NEWARK, NJ — In an effort to combat disinformation about COVID-19 and health care online, University Hospital will host a series of events starting Oct. 1 geared toward addressing community concerns, according to Rutgers New Jersey Medical School.  Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Clinical ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy began his COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, Sept. 30, by reporting on the successful reopening of schools overall in the state, despite 11 "outbreaks" of schools with two or more cases.  “Our overarching aim remains ensuring that our schools do not ...

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NEW JERSEY — The front lines of the coronavirus pandemic in New Jersey appears to now be in Ocean County, which has made up 28% of the state's 3,660 new cases over the last six days.  Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Monday that a “hotspot team” will soon increase testing capacity in ...

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TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID-19 press briefing today, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that he has extended the public health emergency in New Jersey for an additional 30 days. These declarations, unless extended, expire after 30 days. “As we enter the Fall season, it is important to continue to ...

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