Coronavirus News

April 6, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his COVID press briefing on Monday, April 5, that all individuals ages 16+ in New Jersey will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on April 19 – two weeks ahead of the state’s initial target of May 1. The state’s phased vaccination roll ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — The number of positive test results for COVID-19 in Ocean County rose by 25% from the beginning until the end of the first quarter of 2021. Ocean County Health Department officials report nearly 60,000 total cases since they began counting a little more than a year ago.

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy proudly announced that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated during press briefing today where he also reported a list of updates to citizens about the State’s evolving COVID-19 ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy proudly announced that 4,030,061 vaccinations have been administered throughout the state and that 1,473,409 New Jerseyans are fully vaccinated during press briefing today where he also reported a list of updates to citizens about the State’s evolving COVID-19 ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — A review of state data reveals that 18% of New Jersey’s eligible population is now fully vaccinated for COVID-19. So, where exactly does Ocean County fit in as far as getting shots in arms? The analysis first comes with determining what constitutes each county’s “eligible ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said at his COVID press briefing on Monday that he doesn't expect to loosen any more COVID-19 restrictions because of the recent rise in variant strains of the disease. On March 19, the state of New Jersey expanded capacity at indoor businesses, such as restaurants ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy visited a COVID-19 vaccination site in Newark on Tuesday to underscore New Jersey’s vaccine eligibility expansion, as well as encourage communities of color to sign up for the vital shots. “Congratulations! How do you feel?” Murphy said to Leslie Wiliams, a food ...

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TRENTON — Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove called out Governor Murphy’s Administration for cutting vaccine doses to Ocean County, as the County Health Department is set to receive 400 less doses from the previous week, despite the County’s ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Today Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care businesses can increase their indoor capacity to 50%. Murphy also upped the non-religious ceremony ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers have designed a new rapid test that can detect all three of the rapidly spreading variants of the coronavirus in a little over one hour – much shorter than the three to five days required by current tests, which can also be more technically difficult and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Anyone planning a wedding can expand the guest list now, following Gov. Phil Murphy's COVID press briefing in Trenton on Wednesday, when he announced that wedding receptions may proceed at 35% of a venue’s indoor capacity (up to 150 persons) and up to 150 people outdoors. Indoor ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Ocean County residents have a slightly better chance at receiving COVID-19 vaccines at county sites as of this week.  The state increased vaccine allotments to the county from 3,000 to the 3,400 doses. The state originally earmarked Ocean County for 5,000 weekly doses and ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility later this month to millions more people including teachers, the homeless and clergy, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday. Educators have been among the groups lobbying for higher prioritization. As of March 15, K-12 educators and ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - A name change three years ago morphed into a self-fulfilling prophecy for the arena located on the Toms River North campus. RWJBarnabas Health paid the Toms River Regional School District a hefty sum for naming rights in January 2018. The hospital system branded the arena with ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy provided during his COVID press briefing on Wednesday some positive news about testing sites and vaccinations. He said the 1,758,979 total vaccine doses (1,192,364 first doses, and 566,441 second doses) have been administered as of this morning.  He also was proud ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Congressman Andy Kim (D-NJ-03) hosted a virtual town hall last night with public health officials to discuss COVID-19 vaccine accessibility for Ocean County residents. State Assemblyman Brian Rumpf (R-9th), Director of Administration and Program Development at the Ocean County ...

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NEW JERSEY — “Good trends,” as Gov. Phil Murphy put it Monday, will allow New Jersey to expand its COVID-19 gathering limits. The changes go into effect immediately. Religious services at churches, mosques and other houses of worship will be allowed to run at 50% capacity. Also in effect, two ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - The magic formula for New Jersey’s COVID-19 vaccination distribution appears to be a well-kept secret.  Ocean County officials just know there are not enough to go around for eligible residents who want the vaccine. Ocean County Commissioner Gerry P. Little shared the news in ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy emerged from his self-quarantine Tuesday wearing not one but two face masks. Last week, despite testing negative for COVID-19, the governor entered a self-quarantine when a family member confirmed they had contracted the virus. His office said he was entering a ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ — As of today, 1.34 million COVID-19 vaccine shots had been administered statewide through hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers, government-run clinics and state run “mega-sites,” New Jersey's COVID-19 dashboard shows. Those shots included 1,039,762 first doses and ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – An army of volunteers hits the internet daily on a quest to find COVID-19 vaccinations. What makes these individuals “vaccine angels” has everything to do with them booking appointments for complete strangers. A Barnegat senior’s wife became extremely frustrated when she could ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced today that a total of 1,244,224 vaccine doses have been administered in New Jersey as of mid-morning Friday. Of those vaccinations, 933,160 were first doses and 310,529 second doses. "At the rate that we are going at the moment, roughly 30,000 first doses ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - News that both CVS and Rite Aid are now offering vaccine appointments have many Ocean County residents scrambling to secure a date. CVS is only offering vaccinations in Ocean County in their Seaside Heights store. All slots are filled up now, but those in search should visit ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday during a press briefing via ZOOM that 1,138,757 vaccine doses have now been administered statewide: 875,424 first doses and 263,196 second doses and that he is expecting increasing deliveries of vaccines from the federal government for our mega-sites ...

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NEW JERSEY — As of Monday, New Jersey has administered 1,037,657 vaccine doses - passing the 1 million mark with 24 days to go until the anniversary of the first reported coronavirus case in the state. Thus far, 224,237 people have received second shots, numbers Gov. Phil Murphy and other ...

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NEW JERSEY — The constant flux of updates surrounding COVID-19 and the vaccine has led some New Jersey residents feeling overwhelmed with information or confused over what’s accurate. NJ Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli on Monday sought to clarify a number of major coronavirus-related points ...

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STAFFORD — The Ocean County Health Department’s COVID Vaccination Clinic hosted at the Southern Regional Middle School is by appointment only.  Appointments are made online through the OCHD website.  To make an appointment please visit www.ochd.org. Appoints at Southern are Tuesdays 3 p.m. to 7 ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - The Ocean County Health Department has important news for residents scheduled for COVID-19 appointments today and tomorrow. Schedule changes apply to those signed up for specified appointment times at Toms River High School North. New appointment times apply first to ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy has signed Executive Order No. 219, increasing indoor capacity limits from 25% to 35% for food and beverage establishments, and entertainment and recreational businesses, effective Friday, Feb. 5, at 8:00 a.m. The governor also lifted the 10:00 p.m. curfew for ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – The Ocean County Health Department reported a five figure increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases last month. A summary of January’s record surge also reveals an uptick in associated deaths. Some attribute the spread to family gatherings during the holidays. Others ...

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