Health & Wellness

May 30, 2020

SPARTA, NJ – The CVS in Sparta is providing COVID-19 drive thru testing.  Anyone seeking to be tested must make an appointment through the CVS website. Prior to getting an appointment, people must complete a questionnaire to see if they qualify for an appointment.  The form asks about symptoms ...

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SUSSEX, NJ – Supermarkets Stop and Shop and Weis Markets have issued recalls on Healthy Choice Power Bowl 9.5 ounce Chicken Feta and Farro.  The United States Department of Agriculture have issues a warning that expands on a recall issued on April 10, 2020. Conagra Brands, Inc. or Russellville, ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Sussex County has 32 additional coronavirus patients and two additional deaths from COVID-19.  An 84-year-old woman from Andover and a 97-year-old man from Frankford Township have passed away from coronavirus. This brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in the county to ...

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NEWTON, NJ—Donations can also be made through PPE Made in USA, website established to coordinate the efforts of several schools working on the same initiative.  Those schools include: Mount Olive, Vernon, High Point, Lenape Valley, Byram and West Caldwell Tech. They are partnering with Picatinny ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on food pantries throughout the county.  In addition to a larger than usual need, many of the volunteers are older and not coming out as much as usual.  As of April 1,some have changed hours, some require clients call ahead or make an ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ- Five additional cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in the county, according to Freeholder Director Sylvia Petillo and the Sussex County Department of Health. Andover Township, Byram Township, Frankford Township, Hopatcong Borough and the Town of Newton all have a resident ...

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PARAMUS, NJ -  Governor Murphy announced the first government drive-thru coronavirus testing site will open on Friday at 8 a.m. on the campus of Bergen Community College.  Atlantic Health is already operating drive-thru testing sites.  The testing is by appointment only.  Morristown Medical ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – A statement released by the Sussex County Health Officer James McDonald late today confirmed the first three cases of coronavirus in the county.  Sparta Township, Vernon Township and Frankford Township each have a resident that tested positive. McDonald’s notice, posted to ...

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NEWTON, NJ—The Town of Newton is taking precautions due to concerns about COVID-19. The following events have been canceled or postponed to a later date. Easter Fun Night on April 3 has been canceled Easter Egg Hunt on April 4 has been canceled Newton High School Musical- Matilda- ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Unites Way Caregivers Coalition is giving a Caregiver Education Program on March 12. This informative program presented by Rebecca K. Abenante, MA, MSW, LSW, ASW-G, Healthy Aging Coordinator with Morristown Medical Center, according to Town of Newton officials.  Attendees ...

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NEWTON, NJ- The Town of Newton recently passed a resolution designating the town Stigma Free.  Last week Governor Richard Codey and Julie Bannon of the Codey Fund for Mental Health met with Newton Mayor, council members and township officials along with Newton Superintendent Kennedy Greene and ...

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NEWTON, NJ – It used to be a classroom, now, by popular vote, it is called the Green Room.  It’s not just the paint color that sets the room apart.  It is furnished more like a family room with couches, bean bag chairs, board games, puzzles and soft lighting. The new room was established for ...

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NEWTON, NJ – The Town of Newton has announced Sussex County Library Branches will have hours for cooling/charging centers: Main Library at 125 Morris Turnpike, Newton on Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dennis Branch at 101 Main ...

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NEWTON, NJ— There are currently two confirmed cases of the rare Powassan virus in Sussex County according to the Sussex County Division of Health or SCDOH. County residents are being advised to be aware and take precautions against the serious sometimes fatal virus.  The SCDOH confirmed that one ...

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NEWTON, NJ— The fifth annual Changing the Face of Addiction walk will be held on Saturday, August 3 at the Franklin Fireman’s Pavilion on Buckwheat Road in Franklin. According to spokesperson Laura Burger from the center, “This one and a half mile walk is being held in memory of two young men ...

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