Health & Wellness

June 4, 2020

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Thursday that 4,075 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, an increase of 9 overnight, with the death toll at 422. The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Frontline Appreciation Group of Somerville has made its final delivery of food to the medical staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital/Somerset after three months of supporting not only the hospital workers, but area restaurants whose businesses have been impacted by ...

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TRENTON, NJ – When your favorite steakhouse or burger joint opens for outdoor dining next week, limited seating, spread out tables and hand sanitizing stations – not to mention the house specialty – will be on the menu. Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for the thousands ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Cub Scouts from Pack 80 have been selling custom-designed lawn signs, which they call “Signs of Hope”, to raise money for local food banks. The Scouts have sold and delivered 100 signs and raised $1,227.39 to benefit SHIP, the Samaritan Homeless Interim Program based in the ...

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SOMERVILLE, 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 7 overnight, with the death toll 422. The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Tuesday that 4,059 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, with the death toll remaining at 419. The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 106,732 COVID-19 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than six million cases of COVID-19 have been reported around the world. The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 106,570 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a total of 1,847,626 cases. Worldwide, there are 6,259.887 cases and 375,208 deaths, according ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Starting June 15, New Jerseyans can make themselves presentable again by getting a haircut before dining out at their favorite restaurant - and after indulging off the menu, work out at the local gym the next day. They'll also be able to go inside and shop at their favorite ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Sunday that 4,030 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, with the death toll increasing by one overnight to 418. Somerville has 135 cases and 6 deaths. The US Centers for ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up.

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy is expected to announce eased restrictions on serving customers at restaurants and bars at his June 1 press briefing, but owners are concerned the guidance he provides will be little more than an appetizer. Murphy's guidance is that no one is to be allowed indoors ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health reported Saturday that 4,017 residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March, with the death toll increasing by 6 overnight to 417. Somerville has 135 cases and 6 deaths. The US Centers for ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Municipalities, financially stressed by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic would be able to fill budget shortfalls without major tax increases on residents under a bipartisan bill co-sponsored by Sen. Kip Bateman, R-16th. “For some local governments, borrowing might be the only ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Frday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are: Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than 4,000 Somerset County residents have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus since the pandemic hit locally in March,,with 4,002 cases and 411 deaths reported Friday by the Somerset County Department of Health. Somerville has 135 cases and 6 deaths. The US Centers ...

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BRIDGEWATER, NJ – The Somerset Patriots will host a drive-in movie in the parking lot of TD Bank Ballpark on Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th. The 1993 coming-of-age baseball classic "The Sandlot" will be featured  at 8:30 p.m. on both nights in the Red Lot located on the first base ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - More than 100,000 Americans have died as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) since the pandemic began its unrelentless spread throughout the world earlier this year. The US Centers for Disease Control this morning reported 100,442 COVID-19 deaths in the United States, with a ...

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TRENTON, NJ  — New Jersey’s medical director set the record straight Thursday at Gov. Phil Murphy's daily press briefing on the recent practice 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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The minority Republican Senate caucus sent a letter to Gov. Phil Murphy Wednesday calling for more clarity and consistency as New Jersey begins to emerge from the sanctions imposed to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Led by Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, Jr.,and Minority ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Wednesday reported 3,960 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 406 deaths. There are 132 cases in Somerville and 6 deaths. Statewide, there is a total of 156,628 cases, an increase of 864 overnight, with 11,191 deaths reported, an ...

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WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Representative Tom Malinowski (D, NJ-7) today spoke on the House Floor to call on Congress to provide direct federal aid to state and local governments in otder to help them cover costs for the salaries of police officers, firefighters, and teachers, among other government ...

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TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak.  But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on ...

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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 ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Tuesday reported 3,936 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 401 deaths. There are 133 cases in Somerville and 5 deaths. Statewide, there is a total of 155,764 cases, an increase of 672 overnight, with 11,191 deaths reported, an ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - Efforts to control and push back against the COVID-19 pandemic have been described as a "battle" or "war" with health care workers and first responders likened to :"warriors" on the "front lines." From governors and lawmakers to clergy and CEOs, health officials, first ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Sunday reported 3,907 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 397 deaths. There are 130 cases in Somerville and 5 deaths. Statewide, there is a total of 154,154 cases, an increase of 1,050 overnight, with 11,133 deaths reported, an ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Saturday reported 3,881 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 396 deaths. There are 129 cases in Somerville and 5 deaths. Statewide, there is a total of 153,104 cases, an increase of 385 overnight, with 11,081 deaths reported, an ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Somerset County Department of Health on Friday reported 3,864 cases of COVID-19 with a total of 390 deaths. There are 128 cases in Somerville and 5 deaths. Statewide, there is a total of 152,719 cases, an increase of 1,247 overnight, with 10,985 deaths reported, an ...

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HILLSBOROUGH, NJ - Father John, Rozembajgier, pastor of Mary Mother of God parish, with an assist from Father Alex Carles, has devised a novel approach to administering communion while being respectful of social distancing and parishioners' well-being. The pastor of Mary Mother of God Church has ...

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TRENTON, NJ - In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy has lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings to 25 effective Friday.  “So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for a Memorial Day cookout you may do so, so long as social distance and personal ...

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