Health & Wellness

May 29, 2020

PATERSON, NJ – Community testing for COVID-19 will be expanded in Paterson and Passaic County in the coming weeks under a partnership with St. Joseph’s Health and multiple other organizations and agencies, hospital officials announced Friday. “Access to testing remains critical to continue ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While declaring that when it comes to defeating COVID-19 “we are only in the middle rounds,” Mayor Andre Sayegh is pointing to the six new cases of coronavirus, the lowest daily total since March 6, confirmed on Saturday, as evidence that “the rigorous restrictions we’ve put in place ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Paterson is set to enter the next phase of its fight against coronavirus, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced Wednesday. With four dedicated sites to be open seven days a week, and the capacity to perform 500-1000 tests per day at each, COVID-19 testing will be available, starting Friday, ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Paterson Public Schools students will have access to fresh produce when they pick up their shelf stable meals beginning today. The District has distributed more than 350,000 meals since schools closed in March due to COVID-19. In making the announcement Superintendent of Schools ...

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PATERSON, NJ  – Students from Public School No. 15 got a giant video shout out Friday from New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate. The Super Bowl Champion congratulated the students for their “excellent participation” in the NFL’s PLAY 60 program. NFL PLAY 60 encourages young people to get ...

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PATERSON, NJ - On the same day testing for COVID-19 started for senior citizens in six sites across Paterson, and one day after more than 200 residents get tested at the city’s first drive thru site at Barnert Medical Arts Complex, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced a new testing site in South ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Testing opportunities to screen for COVID-19 continue to expand for Paterson residents.  On Thursday, Mayor Andre Sayegh was at Barnert Medical Arts Complex to announce that starting Monday the city’s “diagnostic capacity” will expand when a drive-through testing site opens in the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The City of Paterson plans to partner with the Paterson Housing Authority to provide free COVID-19 testing for residents. During a press conference Tuesday, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced six local test sites would soon open and some of the city’s most vulnerable residents, senior ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Acting in place of a Board of Health, the Paterson City Council met in an emergency meeting Saturday to discuss the possibility of opening local testing sites for the COVID-19 virus. While city officials had said they hoped to open one as part of initial efforts to limit the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – In a story of victory over an invisible enemy Tony Diaz, the Paterson Fire Department’s chief of apparatus, emerged from St. Joseph’s Medical Center Thursday to applause from hospital workers, city officials and firefighters. Diaz had been hospitalized for a week in what was ...

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PATERSON, NJ - After two weeks in self-isolation following a positive test for COVID-19, Mayor Andre Sayegh was back on the frontline Thursday. In a Facebook post from St. Joseph’s Health Sayegh announced that the City of Paterson was donating 200 isolation gowns to the “frontline warriors” ...

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CLIFTON, NJ – A pharmacy in Clifton is among one of the first in New Jersey to offer screenings for coronavirus that deliver results in a matter of minutes. CureMed Pharmacy recently launched a rapid antibody COVID-19 test, which involves a simple finger prick to draw a blood sample that can ...

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PATERSON, NJ - More than 1,000 senior citizens across Paterson are receiving non-perishable items that will provide up to 40 meals, thanks to a partnership between The City of Paterson, Community Food Bank of NJ, and United Way. According to a statement by Mayor Andre Sayegh’s office the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - In an effort to assure expectant mothers that they won’t be left on their own during delivery, New Jersey’s Commissioner of Health, Judith Persichilli, has directed that while it is prudent for hospitals to implement visitor restrictions in the battle against COVID-19, “such ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The City of Paterson, Division of Health has urged all senior or adult residents who have visited the Diamond Years Adult Day Care, 360 Clinton Street, Haledon, in the past two weeks to contact their local health department as they may have been exposed to a case of ...

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PATERSON, NJ-  St. Joseph’s Health will expand their services to contend with the growing Coronavirus pandemic and projected surge of patients in Northern New Jersey by opening 110 acute care beds at the former Barnert Hospital. Now operating as the Barnert Medical Arts Complex, Barnert Hospital ...

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PATERSON, NJ - While no one could have really imagined the magnitude of the global health crisis brought on by the spread of COVID-19, the Paterson Fire Department has, dating back to 2014, been preparing for the outbreak of such a pandemic. Part of that preparation, the stockpiling of critical ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Paterson Community Health Center will receive $72,477 from the Department of Health and Human Services to aid in the fight against COVID-19, Representative Bill Pascrell announced Thursday. The news came just before after city officials announced the deaths of two residents, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Anyone who picked their child’s meals at the Mighty Sons of God, 77 Park Avenue, as part of the Paterson Public Schools’ meal distribution program have been advised to monitor themselves for any symptoms that may be related to COVID-19. These symptoms include fever, dry cough, and ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A COVID-19, coronavirus, drive-thru testing site will open on the campus of William Paterson University on Wednesday, officials have announced. The testing site will operate daily from 9:00AM to 12:00PM, or until test kits run out. The screening site is open to Passaic County ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson health officials have issued a notice to all individuals who attended a funeral on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at the Ulu Cami Mosque, 408 Knickerbocker Avenue, Paterson, to contact their local health department as they may have been exposed to a case of COVID-19, ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County Freeholder Sandi Lazzara took to Facebook Live with Paterson Mayor Andre Sayegh Saturday to issue an “urgent plea” for any medical professionals, including medical students, EMTs, and first aid squad members to volunteer their time at the COVID-19, coronavirus, testing ...

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PATERSON, NJ – St. Joseph’s Medical Center corrected a Paterson council candidate who, in an attempt to provide the public with COVID-19 information, recommended people visit emergency rooms for testing, something that hospitals and officials are strongly advising against.  Alex Mendez, a former ...

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PATERSON, NJ - The City of Paterson, Division of Health has issued a notice for all individuals who attended the Mustard Seed dinner and dance event on Saturday, March 14, 2020, at The Valley Regency, located at 1129 Valley Road, Clifton, NJ. Persons who attended this event should contact their ...

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PATERSON, NJ - With 12 total cases of coronavirus confirmed in Paterson, members of the City’s “strike team” are hard at work in an effort known as “contact tracing” to offer guidance to those that may be susceptible to contracting COVID-19, coronavirus, due to their contact with others that have ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Mayor Andre Sayegh announced Monday that a married Paterson couple, and their child, tested presumptive positive for COVID-19, coronavirus, over the weekend. According to Dr. Paul Persaud, Paterson’s public health officer, the couple were contained to one household and no external ...

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PRINCETON, NJ – As coronavirus cases to climb across the state New Jersey’s hospitals, including St. Joseph's Health, are enacting no-visitor policies in an effort to protect patients, visitors, and staff from the further spread of the potentially fatal illness. The move, announced Friday in a ...

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PRINCETON, NJ – As coronavirus cases to climb across the state New Jersey’s hospitals are enacting no-visitor policies in an effort to protect patients, visitors, and staff from the further spread of the potentially fatal illness. The move, announced Friday in a statement from the New Jersey ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  St. Joseph’s Health CEO and President Kevin Slavin identified Dr. James Pruden as the patient medical professionals are treating in Paterson for COVID-19, coronavirus. Pruden, who was admitted on March 6, with “respiratory and cold-like symptoms”, is the hospital’s Medical Director ...

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PATERSON, NJ - A man in his seventies suspected of being infected with COVID19, or coronavirus, has been hospitalized at St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center, according to Governor Phil Murphy. The patient is a Teaneck resident. Murphy made the announcement in a tweet at approximately 1:45 ...

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