Health & Wellness

May 21, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The medical staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset has found over the past three months that thanks comes in many forms from an extended community grateful for their extraordinary efforts fighting back against the COVID-19 pandemic. A steady stream of free ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday reported 3,850 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 386 deaths. There are 128 cases in Somerville and 5 deaths. Statewide, there is a total of 151,472 cases, an increase of 1,073 overnight, with 10,843 deaths reported, an ...

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TRENTON, NJ - State Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th)  has expressed serious concern that Gov. Phil Murphy’s delayed reopening of New Jersey is leading to unnecessary conflict between New Jersey law enforcement and state residents. “A number of local law enforcement agencies have reached out to me to ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A sense of normalcy has begun to return to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset, with the number of COVID-19 patients dropping considerably over the past few weeks as mirrored at hospitals throughout the state - enough so that Gov. Phil Murphy has given the go-ahead for ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported 3,822 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 382 deaths. There are 128 cases in Somerville, an increase of 3 overnight, and 5 deaths. Statewide, there is a total of 150,399 cases, an increase of 974 overnight, with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The venerable summer Cruise Nights, a Friday night tradition on Main Street for 30 years, has been canceled for 2020, a victim of social distancing and concerns over crowd control during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Tuesday's announcement by the Downtown Somerville Alliance comes ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — A Bellmawr gym was cited for a second time Tuesday after violating Gov. Phil Murphy's executive order barring certain businesses from opening their doors during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Atilis Gym has drawn mixed reactions for its owners Ian Smith and Frank Trumbetti — who ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Tuesday reported 3,787 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 372 deaths. There are 122 cases in Somerville, and 5 deaths; there were no changes overnight. Statewide, there is a total of 148,039 cases, an increase of 974 overnight, with ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots, and their concessions partner HomePlate Catering & Hospitality, teamed up with Sysco Metro New York to provide the community with a pop-up shopping event at TD Bank Ballpark on Friday, May 8th. From the 70 online orders placed, the Somerset Patriots ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday signed an Executive Order allowing some additional outdoor recreational areas and businesses to restart their operations effective Friday, May 22. These businesses include: batting cages, golf ranges, archery ranges, horseback riding, private tennis clubs, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Monday reported 3,758 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 372 deaths. There are 122 cases in Somerville, an increase of 4 overnight. Statewide, there is a total of 148,039 cases, an increase of 1,705 overnight, with 10,435 deaths ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health Sunday reported 3,731 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 372 deaths, an increase of 10 overnight. There are 118 cases in Somerville. Statewide, there is a total of 146,334 cases, an increase of 1,245 overnight, with 10,356 deaths ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Charter and rental boats will return to New Jersey’s waterways, beginning at sunrise Monday. This latest executive order by Gov. Phil Murphy to restart the state’s economy comes two days after he announced that Jersey Shore beaches would reopen for the Memorial Day weekend. “In ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy said coronavirus hospitalizations continue trending downward at his daily press briefing Saturday, but long term care facilities numbers continue to tick upward, including the deaths of veterans in the state's veterans' facilities.    "New hospitalizations are down ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reports 3,717 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 362 deaths, an increase of 5 overnight. There are 117 cases in Somerville. Statewide, there is a total of 145,089 cases, an increase of 1,184 overnight, with 10,249 deaths reported, an ...

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NEW JERSEY — Medical professionals will soon be permitted to resume elective surgeries at hospitals and surgical centers, the governor said Friday. The elective surgeries, which had been suspended, will restart May 26, Gov. Phil Murphy said at his daily COVID-19 press briefing, where he also ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey recorded another 192 COVID-19 related deaths overnight, bringing the statewide death toll to 10,138 on Friday, with the Somerset County Department of Health reporting 357 deaths and a total of 3,682 coronavirus cases, an increase of 13 overnight. There are 117 cases ...

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TRENTON. NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order Friday to allow hospitals to resume elective surgeries and other invasive procedures. The order will take effective May 26. "Our hospitals are no longer on crisis footing", Murphy said at his daily press briefing. "It means that our ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A union representing about 660 resident physicians is organizing a car caravan across Rutgers' campus to bring attention to its demands for additional personal protection equipment. The union is also seeking a response to a petition delivered last month to the university ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey recorded another 244 COVID-19 related deaths overnight, bringing the statewide death toll to 9.946 on Thursday, with the Somerset County Department of Health reporting 350 deaths and a total of 3,669 coronavirus cases, an increase of 23 overnight. There are 117 cases ...

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TRENTON, NJ - While referencing “Jersey Girl” — in which Bruce Springsteen ruminates over everything being alright at the shore — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that all public and private beaches in the state will re-open in time for Memorial Day weekend. Starting May 22, more than 120 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy underlined a significant drop in daily deaths from COVID-19, cases, hospitalizations, ICU and ventilator patients at his daily press conference Wednesday  According to the governor: New hospitalizations are down two-thirds from the peak. Total ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey recorded another 194 COVID-19 related deaths overnight, bringing the statewide death toll to 9.702 on Wednesday, with the Somerset County Department of Health reporting 338 deaths and a total of 3,646 coronavirus cases, an increase of 17 overnight. There are 115 cases ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Amid the pandemic, New Jersey’s shut down of non-essential businesses resulted in over a million unemployment claims. Today, Governor Phil Murphy’s announcement will put some of the claimants back to work as non-essential construction resumes. Non-essential retail stores may also ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - NBA great Shaquille O'Neal, a New Jersey native and a mountain of a man whose accomplishments on and off the basketball court are legendary, took the time Tuesday night to call the Critical Care unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset to extend thanks and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The state Assembly’s minority leader is calling for legislative hearings on reopening the state. Assemblyman Jon Bramnick, R-Westfield, on Tuesday said decisions on reopening New Jersey should not be made behind closed doors. “I’m deeply concerned that we don’t have enough ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Testing for COVID-19 throughout New Jersey will be ramped up dramatically by the end of the month with expanded testing capacity continuing through the end of June and beyond, Gov. Phil Murphy said at his daily coronavirus briefing Tuesday. In addition, Murphy said the state will ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey recorded another 198 COVID-19 related deaths overnight, bringing the statewide death toll to 9.508 on Tuesday, with the Somerset County Department of Health reporting 335 deaths and a total of 3,629 coronavirus cases, an increase of 13 overnight. There are 113 cases ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- During his daily COVID-19 press conference on Monday, May 11, Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ State Police Col. Patrick Callahan attempted to clarify some confusion following publication of a letter Callahan sent to school administrators concerning high school graduations ceremonies and car ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots have introduced the Jersey Strong T-Shirt to showcase the message that we are all in this together and will come out stronger than ever. Each t-shirt is $25, with a portion of the sales benefiting the RWJ Barnabas Health Emergency Response Fund to help the ...

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