Coronavirus News

June 22, 2021

CRANFORD – Union County College (UCC) is hosting a COVID-19 vaccine clinic on Wednesday, June 30, from 10 a.m. -- 4 p.m. on the College’s Cranford campus. The clinic will offer Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen single dose vaccine. The vaccine is free, but those who have insurance are encouraged ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — As of Friday, just over half of all Union County residents have been immunized with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but where you live plays a significant role in how well vaccinated your community is, state figures show. While the rate of people partially or fully ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county will use $450,000 in state funding to expand COVID-19 vaccine programs in areas with low vaccination rates, officials said this week. The Union County Board of Commissioners on Thursday modified its 2021 budget to accept the state health department grants. “The ...

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TRENTON, NJ – With COVID-19 capacity restrictions on businesses and gathering limits lifted due to the continued improvement of New Jersey’s public health metrics, Gov. Phil Murphy has signed legislation (A5820/S3866) ending the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency that has been in place since March 9, ...

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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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NEW JERSEY -- Effective on Friday, May 28, the indoor mask mandate in public spaces will be lifted, as well as other restrictions. Additionally, effective Friday, June 4, indoor gathering and capacity limits will be lifted.  Lifting the mask mandate in indoor public ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy provided a state vaccination update via Twitter on Sunday. Thus far, 8,364,404 total doses have been administered in New Jersey, and over 4 million New Jerseyans are now fully vaccinated. Scotch Plains (At Least One Dose) Percent All Ages: 62% Percent 18+: ...

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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 Murphy ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy today announced the lifting of New Jersey’s travel advisory, which outlined quarantine and testing recommendations for residents and visitors to the state following interstate travel. Effective immediately, the travel advisory is no longer in place for both vaccinated ...

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If buildings are open for in-person instruction, parents or guardians will not be able to opt-out of in-person instruction. NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that upon the conclusion of this school year, schools will be required to provide full-day, in-person instruction, as they ...

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TRENTON, NJ—For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed. As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said. The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today via Twitter that for the first time in over six months, the state's number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 has fallen below 1,000.   "With our numbers trending in the right direction, we can continue fighting back against this virus if we all ...

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Special to TAPinto. 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. Demand for food assistance expected to remain high as pandemic begins to ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Touting the benefits of vaccination in curbing the spread of COVID-19, Gov. Phil Murphy at his press briefing today said that he anticipates that the CDC and the FDA will give the green light to Pfizer’s emergency use authorization application to vaccinate adolescents between the ages ...

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Special to TAPinto. 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. Vaccination sites are closing, others revamping hours as Murphy says state ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Murphy reported during his COVID briefing on Wednesday that effective May 19, the state will lift the prohibition on interstate indoor youth competitions. Additionally, he said that only 16 school districts are still all remote.  "We continue to work to see every school ...

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Special to TAPinto. 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. State is spending $50 million to reach out, including calls to 260,000 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Operation Jersey Summer, an effort to spur vaccinations in the state, during his COVID press briefing on Monday. "We are putting into overdrive our work to hit our initial target of 4.7 million vaccinated New Jerseyans by June 30," Murphy said. "We’re ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Gov. Murphy on Monday announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor ...

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NEW JERSEY - Gov. Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey is launching a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated. Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery ...

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Special to TAPinto. 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. Though behavioral health cases remain a small number of the overall ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers are developing a rapid breathalyzer test that would determine in minutes if someone is infected with COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses. “In addition to helping diagnose COVID-19, the goal of the project is to create a platform that can be expanded ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Friday April 30 marked the end of the 13th month of the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Phil Murphy reported via Twitter on Friday that 6,991,176 total vaccine doses had been administered as of 8:00 AM, and more than three million (3,011,118) New Jerseyans are now fully ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Beginning today, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Gov. Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29. Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Middlesex County ...

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TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced the Your Voice, Your Shot video contest that urges New Jersey residents to share why they and others are getting vaccinated. The contest calls for compelling, creative, and captivating videos, and a number of finalists will be chosen. The public ...

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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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NEW JERSEY -- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revised its masking guidance for fully vaccinated Americans on Tuesday, April 27. The new public health recommendations outlined instances in which fully vaccinated individuals can forgo wearing a mask. This guidance applies to COVID-19 vaccines ...

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Special to TAPinto. 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. NJ SPOTLIGHT-- The number of COVID-19 vaccines administered every day in ...

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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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