Health & Wellness

August 27, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday reported a total of 4,843 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 9 cases overnight, along with 492 deaths since the first case was reported March 8. Somerville has a total of 154 COVID-19 cases in that time, with ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ - Attilio Guarino, owner of Ava's Kitchen & Bar in Kenilworth, says enough is enough and plans to open for indoor dining on Tuesday, Sept. 8.  Nearly all restaurants, with the exception of those who can open two walls for better ventilation, have been banned from serving food ...

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WASHINGTON -- The Department of Justice has requested COVID-19 data from the governors of New Jersey and three other states that issued orders which may have resulted in the deaths of thousands of elderly nursing home residents. According to the Justice Department, New Jersey, New York, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 4,834 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 4 cases overnight, along with 491 deaths since the first case was reported March 8. Somerville has a total of 154 COVID-19 cases in that time, with ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy has issued an Executive Order that will allow New Jersey's gyms to re-open on Tuesday, Sept.1 with a capacity level of 25% and a strong adherence to COVID-19 sanitary precautions. Masks must be worn at all times during workouts. New Jersey's gyms have been closed ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Tuesday reported a total of 4,830 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 7 cases overnight, along with 491 deaths since the first case was reported March 8. Somerville has a total of 154 COVID-19 cases in that time, with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Monday reported a total of 4,823 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 5 cases overnight, along with 490 deaths since the first case was reported March 8. Somerville has a total of 154 COVID-19 cases in that time, with ...

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TRENTON, NJ -  Gov. Phil Murphy reported several "unquestionably good" coronavirus figures Monday, but he is still unwilling to permit restaurants, gyms and other businesses to open their doors. He reported a rate of transmission (Rt) of .85 — below the key metric of 1.0 for the third day in a ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 4,818 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 4 cases overnight, along with 490 deaths since the first case was reported March 8. Somerville has a total of 154 COVID-19 cases in that time, with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Saturday reported a total of 4,814 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 4 cases overnight, along with 491 deaths since the first case was reported March 8. Somerville has a total of 154 COVID-19 cases in that time, with ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy pleaded with New Jerseyans to cooperate with the state's contact tracers during hid COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Friday.  "More than half the people our contact tracers are getting in touch with are refusing to cooperate. This is highly disturbing to say ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Friday reported a total of 4,810 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 4 cases overnight, along with 491 deaths since the first case was reported March 8. Somerville has a total of 154 COVID-19 cases in that time, with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday reported a total of 4,806 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 2 cases overnight, along with 491 deaths since the first case was reported March 8. Somerville has a total of 154 COVID-19 cases in that time, with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 4,804 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 6 cases overnight, along with 491 deaths since the first case was reported March 8. Somerville has a total of 153 COVID-19 cases in that time, with ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Unable to meet health and safety criteria demanded by the state Department of Education, School Superintendent Dr. Lisa Antuines Tuesday night announced that schools will begin the year remotely, with a hybrid online/in-person curriculum beginning Sept. 29. Teachers, however, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Murphy at his daily COVID-19 press conference MOnday reported "enhanced compliance at numerous Jersey Shore outdoor bars and clubs this weekend to ensure proper social distancing among patrons and those waiting to get in" and thanked management and patrons for their ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Tuesday reported a total of 4,798 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 6 cases overnight, along with 491 deaths since the first case was reported March 8. Somerville has a total of 153 COVID-19 cases in that time, with ...

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NEW JERSEY — Weeks after attending the Last Dance World Series, which concluded in Trenton, Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday that high school athletes can look forward to the fall season when school opens next month. "Some districts have already given notice that their teams will not be playing, as ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Monday reported a total of 4,792 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 10 cases overnight, along with 491 deaths since the first case was reported March 8. Somerville has a total of 153 COVID-19 cases in that time, with ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ- The Somerset Patriots have raised $16,000 over the past five months for the RWJBarnabas Health Emergency Response Fund to help support the health care professionals serving their communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We wanted to find ways to show our appreciation and ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Sunday reported a total of 4,782 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of two cases overnight, along with 490 deaths since the first case was reported March 8. Somerville has a total of 152 COVID-19 cases in that time, with ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Saturday reported a total of 4,780 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus along with 490 deaths since the first case was reported March 8. Somerville has a total of 152 COVID-19 cases in that time, with 7 deaths. The New Jersey ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services is providing free, nutritious meals to Senior Wellness Center participants through the “Grab and Go Curbside Lunch Program” as an alternative to congregate dinning. This program will be available at all six sites ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - For the first time since Somerset County began compiling statistics on COVID-19 in early March, there were no new cases of the virus or deaths reported overnight. For the second day in a row, the Somerset County Department of Health on Friday reported a total of 4,761 cases of ...

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TRENTON, NJ – About 1 in 5 New Jersey residents don’t take the call when contacted by one of the state’s COVID-19 contact tracers. And about half of those who do answer refuse to cooperate. That was the disturbing news delivered by an obviously chafed Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID-19 briefing ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday reported a total of 4,761 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 9 overnight, with 489 deaths occurring since the pandemic began in March. Somerville has a total of 152 COVID-19 cases in that time, with ...

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  TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday that he would sign an Executive Order officially clearing public and non-public pre-K through 12 schools as well as colleges and universities to reopen for the upcoming academic year. However, any student who chooses to continue remote ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported a total of 4,752 cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus, an increase of 12 overnight, with 489 deaths occurring since the pandemic began in March. Somerville has a total of 152 COVID-19 cases in that time, with ...

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Special to TAPintoSPF. 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. New Jersey lacks adequate guidance for reopening schools in the fall, ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Three prominent statewide education organizations are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Education to direct all public school districts to open remotely in September. Dr. Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School ...

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