Health & Wellness

June 21, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - Months of isolation for many of New Jersey's 70,000 long-term care residents will end on Father’s Day, as restrictions on visits imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted.  State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli on Friday announced that outdoor visits only will be ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Saturday reported 14 new cases of coronavirus COVID-19 overnight, with the death toll remaining at 439 and the total number of cases at 4,244. Somerville has a total of 139 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Friday reported 10 new cases of coronavirus COVID-19 overnight, with the death toll remaining at 439 and the total number of cases at 4,230. Somerville has a total of 138 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday that in three days New Jersey’s nine million residents will face their biggest test yet toward safely congregating indoors.   “Salons and barbershops are going to be our first step [when it comes to] largely sedentary indoor openings,” Murphy remarked ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Thursday reported 8 new cases of coronavirus COVID-19 overnight, with the death toll remaining at 439 and the total number of cases at 4,220. Somerville has a total of 138 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his daily COVID-19 press conference today that indoor portions of retail shopping malls may reopen on Monday, June 29. It won't be business as usual, however. He is requiring masks to be worn, and all stores will be limited to 50% capacity.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported one death and 17 new cases of coronavirus COVID-19 overnight, with the death toll now at 439 and the total number of cases at 4,212. Somerville has a total of 138 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Zakiya Smith Ellis, New Jersey's Secretary of Higher Education, said Wednesday that campuses are expected to look and think differently when the fall semester begins in September.   A 20-plus page set of regulations was distributed Wednesday touching on everything from communal ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Tuesday reported one death and seven new cases of coronavirus COVID-19 overnight, with the death toll now at 438 and the total number of cases at 4,195, an increase of 8 overnight.. Somerville has a total of 138 COVID-19 cases since ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Three months ago their glass doors were posted with hastily-scribbled signs, most of them reading "Due to the Coronavirus. . . " with the ominous news that the store or restaurant would be closed until further notice. On Monday, those signs were long gone, a bitter memory, ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - No new deaths resulting from the COVID-19 virus have been recorded in Somerset County for three straight days, with the number remaining at 437, Six new cases were reported overnight, with the total increasing to 4,187, according to the Somerset County Department of Health daily ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Low-risk competitive youth sports such as golf and tennis can resume as early as Monday as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to steer the state down the road to re-opening. Other youth sports that are considered medium or high risks of transmission of COVID-19 will be allowed to start up ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A single case of COVID-19 was reported in Somerset County overnight, the lowest 24-hour increase in more than three months. The new case was reported in Somerville, which now has a total of 138 COVID-19 cases since the pandemic hit New Jersey in March. The Somerset County ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey has recorded a total of 166,605 positive cases of COVID-19 since the first hospitalization 102 days ago,and 12,589 deaths, an increase of 100 overnight, according to Saturday's update from the State Department of Health. The Somerset County Department of Health ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Following a vote by Asbury Park city council to allow restaurants to serve patrons indoors this week, the state has filed suit against the municipality to stop the violation of Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order in its tracks.  While New Jersey’s transmission rates continue to show ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The state announced a pending set of guidelines are to come allowing school district to hold face-to-face summer school starting July 6, including extended school year and special education services.  This guidance will allow school districts to provide robust programs in a safe ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey has recorded a total of 166,164 positive cases of COVID-19 since the first hospitalization 101 days ago,and 12,489 deaths, an increase of 56 overnight, according to Friday's update from the State Department of Health. The Somerset County Department of Health reported ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - It's been 100 days since New Jersey saw its first COVID-19 hospitalization and in that time the state has recorded a total of 165,816 positive cases and 12,433 deaths, an increase of 56 overnight, according to the State Department of Health. The Somerset County Department of ...

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TRENTON, NJ - When Stage 2 of New Jersey’s COVID-19 restart and recovery plan takes its first steps Monday, it will allow for outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping. The Asbury Park City Council has decided to take it one step further - contrary to Gov. Phil Murphy's executive order  ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey hit another benchmark Wednesday, with the State Department of Health reporting that more than one million New Jerseyans have been tested for COVID-19, a total of 1,008,934 since testing began in March. The Somerset County Department of Health reported Wednesday that ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy today lifted his executive order requiring New Jersey residents to stay at home, and has lifted a limit on outdoor gatherings and indoor gatherings aimed primarily at accommodating the state's faith-based communities and houses of worship. The lifting of "these ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Tuesday that 4,121 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, an increase of 4 overnight, with the death toll at 429. New Jersey's death toll from the coronavirus climbed to ...

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TRENTON, NJ — While guidance is still forthcoming, municipal and private swimming pools will be able to reopen June 22, the first day after summer begins.  “[In addition] summer camps will be able to use their pools when they reopen on July 6,” Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday during his daily ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy have scheduled coronavirus tests after they marched alongside protestors taking to the streets against police brutality Sunday in Hillside and Westfield.  But some in New Jersey, including at least one Republican lawmaker, claim the ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Though the daily rate of increases is slowing, the number of COVID-19 cases globally is now 7,062,464, with 403,921 worldwide having died as a result of exposure to the coronavirus, according to the Centers for Disease Control; & Prevention Monday morning. The CDC this ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than 400,000 people worldwide have died as a result of exposure to the coronavirus (COVID-19). As reported by the Centers for Disease Control; & Prevention Sunday morning, the combined death toll for all countries is 400,135,  an increase of 3,747 overnight. The total ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Saturday that 4,104 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, an increase of 14 overnight, with the death toll at 425. New Jersey's death toll from the coronavirus climbed to ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday kept up his praise for New Jersey residents marching for George Floyd, but admitted he was concerned over a spike in COVID-19 cases as a result of the crowds. “Yes, I’m concerned but it’s not a reason not to protest,” the governor said this afternoon at ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Some good news for teenagers who have been patiently (and not so patiently) waiting to get their drivers licenses. Gov. Phil Murphy and Chief Administrator Sue Fulton of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) on Friday announced plans for a phased reopening of MVC ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - New Jersey's death toll from the coronavirus climbed to 12,049 overnight, an increase of 79 more victims, with the number of positive cases increasing to 163,336, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. The Somerset County Department of Health reported Thursday that ...

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