Health & Wellness

May 27, 2020

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — South Orange has not had a new positive COVID-19 patient since May 22, according to today's daily numbers of positive-tested Essex County coronavirus cases. Maplewood Public Health listed their caseload at 279 on May 22, and is listed at 284 by the county today.  Locally, ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The following is the county's coronavirus cases, updated on Sunday, May 10, and broken down by demographics: Cumulative Confirmed COVID-19 Cases and Deaths                                        Essex County, ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Together with Mayor Frank McGehee's updated COVID-19 information, Mayor McGehee provided a variety of useful information covering Shop Small Business Saturday and a variety of other topics, including Health, Government, and several additional topics. The information follows ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — When an ambulance is called for in South Orange, no bill is sent out. That's because the South Orange Rescue Squad is staffed by voluntary EMT's who have not slowed down during the coronavirus crisis.  “How lucky we are to have such dedicated and hard-working members,” said ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Mayor Frank McGehee has given the community his nightly update on the status of the COVID-19 Coronavirus in the township. The sad news is that four more Maplewood residents have lost their lives, and another 31 cases have been reported. Here is his report: Good Evening, Our ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — As COVID-19 spreads through elder care facilities and group homes across the country, JESPY House remains coronavirus free among its clients and residents. And Audrey Winkler aims to keep it that way. JESPY House is a South Orange-based non-profit which provides support services ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The following is an update from Mayor Frank McGehee regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus in the Township, including the passing of another resident:  We are saddened to announce the loss of yet another member of our community today due to the COVID-19 coronavirus. They were ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Village President Sheena Collum has provided the following announcements, including the loss of another South Orange resident and the governor's executive order that masks must be worn while shopping: Neighbors, I am so sorry to report that South Orange has lost yet another ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The following is an update from Mayor Frank McGehee regarding the death of two residents to COVID-19:   Good Evening, It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the loss of two more members of our community today due to the coronavirus COVID-19. The individuals were 91 and 94 ...

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MAPLEWOOD/SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Members of the public are advised to follow the Centers for Disease Control recommendations regarding cleaning surfaces — including using cleaning and disinfecting wipes — to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Both the Townships of Maplewood and South Orange, however, have ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has released a chart of the coronavirus cases through March 31. Maplewood now has 54 cases, one of which was fatal, and South Orange has 23 cases. These are cases which have been diagnosed through medical testing.  TAPinto SOMA is an online newspaper serving the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The following update regarding the coronavirus pandemic in Essex County was received from Anthony Puglisi, director of the Office of Public Information for Essex County, this afternoon.  On Sunday, March 22nd, the Essex County administration and Essex County Correctional Facility ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The following is the daily update from Mayor Frank McGehee regarding the latest developments, Gov. Murphy's orders, and the status of the pandemic throughout the local area and New Jersey: Good evening fellow residents, The NJ Department of Health has reported 1,327 confirmed ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Maplewood Township has announced its fifth case of COVID-19. The message from Mayor Frank McGehee is as follows: Good Afternoon my fellow residents, According to the NJ Department of Health at this moment there are 890 confirmed coronavirus COVID-19 cases in the state of New ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Office of Emergency Management has issued the following statement. Two residents have been confirmed as diagnosed with coronavirus. Due to privacy laws, no personal identifying information is being released. The residents are a 34-year-old male and a 51-year-old ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Mayor Frank McGehee has released the following update for March 19:  Good Afternoon my fellow residents,  According to the NJ Department of Health at this moment there are 742 confirmed coronavirus COVID-19 cases in the state of New Jersey including 63 in Essex County and 4 ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The following statement regarding the South Orange Rescue Squad's response to COVID-19 outlines the squad's precautions and request for donations:  

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Public Health Division has release the following update regarding COVID-19: March 18, 2020: If you are looking for COVID-19 test kits, we recommend you contact your healthcare provider or a local urgent care center. The NJ Department of Health is advising that people without ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The South Orange Office of Emergency Management has sent the following alert:  As the Village continues to monitor the coronavirus we now have learned that a female Seton Hall University employee has tested positive for the virus. This employee does not reside in South Orange ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — Mayor McGehee sent the following update out this morning: Good Morning my fellow residents, According to the NJ Department of Health at this moment there are 267 confirmed coronavirus COVID-19 cases in the state of New Jersey including 32 in Essex County and two cases in ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - March 16, 2020: An Update regarding COVID-19 Coronavirus Good afternoon my fellow residents,    As promised we are continuing to provide you with updates.  As of this moment there are 176 confirmed coronavirus COVID-19 cases  in the state of New Jersey including 20 in ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — John Festa, Health Officer for the South Orange Village Department of Health, has issued the Village's latest update on coronavirus: In partnership with the New Jersey Department of Health, the Township of South Orange Village Department of Health and the Office of Emergency ...

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NEW JERSEY — In order to flatten the curve of the progression of COVID-19, caused by the novel coronavirus, RWJBarnabas Health has issued new visitation guidelines which take effect immediately and have no specific end date. The company has issued the following statement and further information is ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — The following message from Village President Sheena Collum has just been released: March 15, 2020 Neighbors: In the past few days, I have witnessed the generosity of people who are delivering food and donating funds to our vulnerable populations. I have seen many of our ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The Township's Office of Emergency Management met this afternoon with several Maplewood Township Committee members attending, including Mayor Frank McGehee. In a message to the community, McGehee said that pursuant to the meeting, Maplewood has decided to move forward with the ...

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UPDATE: Maplewood Mayor Frank McGehee released the following information just before 6 p.m. today, March 15: As of this moment there are over 3,000 confirmed coronavirus COVID-19 cases in the U.S. We have 98 confirmed cases in the state of New Jersey including 11 in Essex County and one case ...

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SOUTH ORANGE and MAPLEWOOD - The Leadership of both South Orange Village and Maplewood Township have initiated a Senior Support Fund to be sure that any of our older residents who might need special assistance during this unusual period of time.  The following message ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - At 9:15 pm on March 13, Village President Sheena C. Collum announced that as of 6 pm March 13 she officially declared a State of Emergency in the Village. The full notification follows below. The notification explains the reasons for declaring the state of emergency and how best ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ — The South Mountain YMCA has decided to follow the guidance of the Township's Health Department and the South Orange Maplewood School District; as the schools are closing for the next two weeks, so will the YMCA. Here follows the letter sent to all the families who are affected by ...

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SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Here is the letter issued by Health Officer John Festa to residents of South Orange today: LATEST UPDATE ON CORONAVIRUS March 12, 2020 Update  In partnership with the New Jersey Department of Health, the Township of South Orange Village Department of Health and the Office ...

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