Coronavirus News Top Stories

August 10, 2020

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -   This past week, August 2nd through 8th, South Brunswick Township recorded four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total amount to 465 in the community. South Brunswick has seen single digit increases in weekly cases for the past eight weeks, according to the Office ...

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NEW JERSEY — Despite almost 7,000 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths across 679 long-term care facilities, New Jersey health officials and Governor Phil Murphy believe there’s a way some can soon open their doors to visitors safely.  Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli signed a directive Monday ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — There was one new COVID-19 case confirmed in East Brunswick as of Sunday morning, and a total of 30 new cases across Middlesex County, according to the county and the New Jersey Department of Health. Middlesex County has had a total of 18,330 coronavirus cases since the ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — With New Jersey’s rate of transmission (Rt) nearly doubling in a month - from 0.87 in early July to 1.48 today — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that he will again tighten caps on indoor gatherings. “We believe that some of this increase is attributable to the number of indoor ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Despite reporting that there were no in-hospital COVID-19 deaths during the 24-hour period ending 10:30 p.m. last night for the first time since March 10, Gov. Phil Murphy expressed disappointment over the increase in the positivity rate in the state during his COVID-19 press briefing ...

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - In response to plans to reopen New Jersey public schools in September, members of the Somerset County Education Association, in conjunction with NJ21 United, a grassroots education advocacy group, will stage a demonstration on Thursday, July 30 on the SSG Andrew T. Lobosco Memorial ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Phil Murphy again condemned crowded house parties, which he says are causing the number of new COVID-19 cases to rise in the state during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, July 29, in Trenton. He said that over the past four months, New Jersey residents have ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - In times of crisis, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic, one subset of workers that often goes unmentioned are mortuary workers. Other medical professionals and essential workers have been lauded for their response to the ongoing pandemic and for their hard work in keeping ...

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TRENTON, NJ --- Gov. Phil Murphy today said he “is pleading for direct (financial) assistance” from the federal government during his COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Friday, July 24. The governor said he is asking for more than $20 billion for Washington. “We will continue to push ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the past week, South Brunswick Township has confirmed three new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total positive cases in the community to 456. There were no new cases reported in the past six days, which is the longest stretch of no new cases since the virus was first ...

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TRENTON, NJ – During his COVID press briefing on Tuesday, July 22, Governor Phil Murphy took the time to clarify Monday’s Exec Order on the resumption of contact drills and practices for high-risk sports and activities. “All contact activities can only be conducted outside,” the governor ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy at his COVID-19 press conference today, slammed U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who is supporting a bill that does not include additional funding for states, such as New Jersey, that have suffered serious economic hardships because of the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The resumption of contact sports practices and new state guidance for all-remote learning were announced by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy during his COVID-19 briefing Monday. Murphy said he signed an executive order today allowing for sports practices that require contact drills and ...

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NEW JERSEY — Air travelers will he be reminded to put their seats and table trays in the upright position, turn off their electronic devices — and as of Monday - fill out their electronic surveys. Despite the latest COVID-19 figures lending to some optimism, Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It was taking all of Antonio Calcado’s considerable strength and stamina to safeguard Rutgers as it faced an unprecedented emergency. This was March, COVID-19 was emerging as a deadly threat and how to mitigate its spread had consumed nearly every moment of his work week. He ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - This past week, five South Brunswick residents tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the township total to 446 with 29 deaths, according to the Office of Emergency Management. The township is continuing to see relatively low numbers of new cases, in the first week of June, ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Face coverings are now required in outdoor public spaces when social distancing is not practicable, Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID-19 press conference in Trenton on Wednesday, July 8. Exceptions are individuals under age two, people who are eating/drinking at an outdoor ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- At his daily COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the reopening schedule that continues tomorrow – with social distancing and face covering requirements in place – for the following businesses: Casinos, Outdoor amusement parks and water ...

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SOMERSET, NJ - Over the course of three days more than 700 people received a free COVID-19 test courtesy of Assemblyman Joe Danielsen and volunteers.  The testing was done on June 27, 28, and 29. Participants used a self-administered nasal swab test and the results will be delivered via phone ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Township continues to see low numbers of new COVID-19 cases in the month of June. In the first week of June (5/31-6/6), the township was able to report only one new case in the township. In the past three weeks (6/7-6/27), the township was able to report 19 new ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced today he signed a three-month $7.6 billion budget extension prompted by the coronavirus pandemic that allows the State to continue spending through September. Murphy said the three-month gap budget, which authorizes state spending through the extended ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, SOUTH BRUNSWICK, CRANBURY, SOUTH RIVER, SPOTSWOOD, MILLTOWN, HELMETTA, NJ - Here are the most recent COVID-19 statistics for our local TAPinto towns as of Sunday, June 28, 2020: * There are 16,836 current positive cases of COVID-19 in Middlesex County, with ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and NJ Department of Education (DOE) Commissioner Dr. Lamont Repollet provided guidance for the reopening of schools in the fall during the governor's daily COVID-19 press briefing in Trenton on Friday, June 25.  "Today, we're releasing guidance regarding the ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health reported no new cases of COVID-19 in Middlesex County on Wednesday, but three more county residents died because of the coronavirus. The total number of infections in Middlesex County as of Wednesday morning was 16,640. Over the last ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick Mayor Brad Cohen, M.D., provides an update on the Covid-19 pandemic in East Brunswick, NJ and discusses the effects on township utilities like Crystal Springs, the parking utility, the water and sewer utility, allowing visitors to senior residences, and more.

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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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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Tuesday lifted the stay-at-home order that had been in effect since March 21 and expanded the number of people allowed in both indoor and outdoor gatherings. The Governor announced the signing of two Executive Orders: Effective at 1 p.m.

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- This past week, South Brunswick Township had two new cases of COVID-19, the fewest number of new cases in a one-week period since the virus was first discovered in the community on March 15th. The number of new cases per week has been steadily declining since the beginning of ...

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TRENTON, NJ - In the wake of days of civil unrest across the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy addressed New Jersey's efforts by law enforcement at collaboration and trust-building with the public while also unveiling a new data point to bolster his decision to move the state farther along its path toward ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Andrew Zwicker, the assemblyman for New Jersey’s 16th district, has sponsored a bill about contact tracing to the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey. The bill requires that all personal information collected for efforts in tracing the Coronavirus be deleted ...

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