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Health & Wellness

April 10, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Following Governor Phil Murphy's announcement that New Jersey educators and school staff were eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, the less than subtle distinction between eligibility and accessibility was raised. Now permitted to be vaccinated, would teachers and those ...

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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools, instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing activities, such as sports, from taking place. While government leaders and the CDC report on the physical toll ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners invites residents to join an interactive online discussion of grief and loss as experienced by women, titled Grief and Loss. The program will be held on Zoom on Tuesday, April 15, from 6 pm to 7 pm. Grief and Loss is presented by the Board of Commissioners ...

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In an effort to help connect Union County residents with guidance and resources on coping with alcoholism, the Union County Board of Commissioners is joining in a nationwide campaign in April to raise awareness about the facts and dangers of alcohol abuse. “The Commissioner Board has a ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16 and older in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination starting on April 19 — two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1. The state’s phased ...

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TRENTON — Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health today issued 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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The Union County Board of County Commissioners reminds residents that April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising public awareness about sexual violence and educating communities on how to prevent it. “Year round and especially throughout Sexual Assault ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — With supplies limited, the COVID-19 vaccine is often tough to come by. Twitter bots, which are automated Twitter accounts, track when certain COVID-19 sites post new batches of vaccine appointments online. Click the bell icon on the Twitter page to tell the bots to notify ...

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RAHWAY and UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Union County Board of Commissioners announced yesterday that the county will hold a mobile clinic to vaccinate educators and school personnel on Tuesday, April 6th, from 1-8 pm at Warinanco Park in Roselle. At the time of this publication, there were still openings ...

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NEW JERSEY — A group of volunteers working with Planet Princeton have created a crowd sourced spreadsheet to show you which vaccine sites in New Jersey are taking appointments. While vaccine supplies are limited, this volunteer and crowd sourced list can tell you which vaccination sites are ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy expressed concern about rising COVID-19 figures in New Jersey and said at his COVID press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday that new predictive models indicate the state could be heading for a new COVID-19 peak over May and June. The state had 4,586 new COVID-19 cases ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — As of Thursday, 4.3 million COVID-19 vaccination doses have been administered in New Jersey and 1.6 million people have been fully vaccinated, according to the state health department. The doses are being administered statewide through hospitals, pharmacies, community health ...

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RAHWAY and TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced during his press briefing yesterday, March 29, that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jersey residents are fully vaccinated. He also reported a list of updates about the state’s evolving ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Although the county has administered more than 30,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses, its struggles to address vaccine rumors and increase the vaccination rate in communities of color are ongoing. Two virtual events that face those challenges are planned for next week.  On Monday ...

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RAHWAY and TRENTON, NJ — Yesterday, Friday, March 26, the same day that Governor Phil Murphy announced several vaccination policy changes, including eligibility expansion, Rahway Mayor Raymond Giacobbe released the latest COVID-19 numbers for the city. Giacobbe confirmed 33 new positive cases to ...

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Union County Board of Commissioners and United Way of Greater Union County collaborate to create pop-up clinics with vaccine for 400 vulnerable residents. The Union County Board of Commissioners has partnered the County’s Department of Human Services with United Way of Greater Union County in a ...

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Board of Commissioners hosts “Conversation with Communities of Color on COVID-19 Vaccines” event to break myths, misinformation, and other barriers. With misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines continuing to run rampant, the Union County Board of Commissioners will host a virtual, interactive ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy visited a COVID-19 vaccination site in Newark on Tuesday to underscore New Jersey’s vaccine eligibility expansion, as well as encourage communities of color to sign up for the vital shots. Murphy’s visit to the vaccination site came one day after the state expanded ...

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The Union County Board of Commissioners is pleased to announce that the County has received its first shipment of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine from the New Jersey Department of Health. The available doses are being distributed to seniors at five locations through the newly launched Union ...

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One year after COVID-19 struck New Jersey, shutting the entire state down and precipitating an unprecedented health and economic crisis, the Community FoodBank of New Jersey (CFBNJ) is releasing a special report on a year’s worth of activity in response to the pandemic. The report, titled “We Are ...

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“COVID-19 Vaccine: Fears, Hesitation, and Access, What the Black Community Needs to Know,” a webinar hosted by RWJBarnabas Health, will be held Monday, March 15 at 6 p.m. The event will be moderated by WABC-TV news anchor and reporter Toni Yates. The panel of experts for the event ...

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TRENTON, NJ — 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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UNION COUNTY, NJ — It has been almost a year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic and the Union County Board of Commissioners is still addressing the virus' lasting impacts. At Thursday’s Board of Commissioners meeting, officials discussed the timeline for the ...

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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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TRENTON, NJ — An investigation of a cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in Union County is underway by the New Jersey Department of Health. The NJDOH is aware of 14 confirmed cases, including one death, among individuals who live in or spend time in the county. The cases were reported ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — New Jersey will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility later this month to millions more people including teachers, the homeless, and clergy, Governor Phil Murphy announced Monday. Educators have been among the groups lobbying for higher prioritization. As of March 15, K-12 educators ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Governor 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 ...

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Popular series returns to Watchung Reservation in March; masks and social distance required for COVID-19 prevention. Weather permitting, Union County’s free series of guided nature walks for seniors age 55 and up will resume beginning at 11:00 on Wednesday, March 3, at the Trailside Nature and ...

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RAHWAY, NJ--On Monday, February 22, the same day that the nation observed what many were calling a "grim milestone"--500,00 deaths due to COVID-19--Mayor Raymond Giacobbe released the city's weekend COVID-19 numbers on his Facebook page.   Giacobbe confirmed 32 new cases between February 19-21.

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Produce will be distributed on a first come-first served basis at drive-up event in Scotch Plains. The Union County Board of County Commissioners will hold a food distribution event for Union County residents to aid those affected by COVID-19 on Saturday, February 27th. A drive-up distribution ...

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