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Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

June 3, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...

June 3 COVID-19 Update: Somerset County Cases Increase by Seven

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Somerset County Department of Health reported Wednesday that 4,066 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, an increase of just seven new cases across the county since Tuesday.

There were no additional cases in Bernardsville, which had 62 cases, or Bedminster, which had 40 cases.

The New Jersey Department of ...

June 2 Update: Somerset County Reports 16 New Cases

BERNARDSVILLE, NJ — The Somerset County Department of Health reported Tuesday that 4,059 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in the county since the pandemic hit locally in March, an increase of 16 cases countywide since Monday.

There were 62 total cases in Bernardsville and 40 in Bedminster. Neither of those communities had any additional cases on Tuesday.

The New ...

Outdoor Dining, Hair Salon Appointments, In-Person Shopping Coming in 'Stage 2'

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures.

Youth summer programs will also be permitted to start on July 6 during what Murphy calls Stage 2 of New ...

June 1 COVID-19 Update: New Cases Down Sharply Statewide and in Somerset County

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ — The Somerset County Department of Health reported Monday that 4,043 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in the county since the pandemic hit locally in March, an increase of 13 cases countywide since Sunday.

Bernards Township had 248 cases, with no new changes since Sunday. There were 62 total cases in Bernardsville and 40 in ...

Murphy Announces Opening Dates for Daycare Centers, Youth Sports, and Summer Camps

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press conference today announced reopening dates for 

Child care centers (June 15)
Non-contact organized sports activities (June 22)
Youth day camps, including municipal summer rec programs (July 6) 

These activities are allowed to resume over the next several weeks, if they follow health and safety safeguards, the ...

'Mayors For Main Street' Group Urges Business Reopenings in Letter to Governor and Other Officials

SOMERSET HILLS, NJ - The "Mayors for Main Street" alliance, with membership including mayors from four Somerset Hills towns and others in Somerset, Morris, Warren, and Somerset counties, on Thursday announced a letter had been sent to the governor's office, legislative leaders and district representatives and county officials to outlining a list of actions sought ...

May 28 COVID-19 Update: 17 New Cases in Somerset County

BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ -- The Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday reported 3,977 cases of COVID-19 in the county, an increase of 17 overnight.

There were 245 cases in Bernards Township, an increase of three since Wednesday. There were 62 cases in Bernardsville, an increase of one, and 39 cases in Bedminster, the same number as Wednesday.

Statewide, there is a total of 157,815 ...

NJ Medical Director On ‘Mask Droop Syndrome,’ COVID-19 Hospitalizations Slightly Up for 2nd Day

TRENTON, NJ  — New Jersey’s medical director on Thursday set the record straight on the newly-arrived trend of donning a face mask as means of COVID-19 protection but not including one’s nose — known as “mask droop syndrome.”

“We understand that it’s uncomfortable, that people have problems with glasses fogging up [and] that it is difficult ...

May 27 COVID-19 Update: 24 New Cases in Somerset County

BEDMINSTER, NJ -- The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported 3,960 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, an increase of 24 overnight.

There was one new case reported in Bedminster, which has had a total of 39 cases since the start of the pandemic. There were no additional cases in Bernardsville, which has had 61 total cases.

Statewide, there is a total of 156,628 cases, an ...

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Atlantic Health System Leads Phase 1 Study on CPI-613® (Devimistat), First-in-Class Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer to be Presented at American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2020

Atlantic Health System Cancer Care’s Angela Alistar, MD, medical director of GI medical oncology at Morristown Medical Center and medical director of the Phase 1 Breakthrough Treatment Center, is lead author of a phase 1 study of CPI-613® (devimistat), a unique first-in-class treatment for locally advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer, in combination with two chemotherapy drugs. Dr.

Somerset County Collects, Distributes Over 1 Million PPEs

May 27, 2020

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ – The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management has distributed over 1 million articles of personal protective equipment (PPE) to long-term care facilities (81%), municipal OEMs (14%) and first responders, according to Somerset County Freeholder Brian G. Gallagher, public health and safety liaison.

The bulk of critically needed supplies was provided by the New ...

Outdoor Dining in NJ Can Return June 15, With Rules For Establishments to Expand Footprint

June 3, 2020

TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining.

Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he didn’t say where.

“I hope folks with some confidence feel they can get ...

Bedminster Farmers Market Returns Saturday, June 6 to River Road Park 

May 31, 2020

BEDMINSTER, NJ - The Bedminster Township Committee and the Bedminster Farmers Market Advisory Committee are excited to announce that the Bedminster Farmers Market is returning for its third season starting Saturday, June 6 at River Road Park.

The Bedminster Farmers Market will be held every Saturday, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Township’s River Road Park located at ...

How We Return to High School Sports in New Jersey

May 22, 2020

Dear Editor:

In my decades as an educator and school administrator, I’m hard pressed to find a situation as challenging as what we face related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The last few months have been painful on many levels, from the heartbreaking loss of life to the millions who have suffered emotional and economic loss. It’s been a harrowing time for everyone.

For our students, ...