Coronavirus News

April 15, 2021

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county’s COVID-19 vaccination team is discussing what changes will be necessary to continue its mobile vaccination program now that use of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been paused statewide. On Tuesday, the state Health Department directed all vaccination ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Despite the side effects reported impacting some young women who received the Johnson & Johnson COVID vaccine, Gov. Phil Murphy said that "no one who has received the J&J vaccine should panic or worry."  The governor tried to quell fears as the CDC and FDA called for a pause ...

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UNION, NJ - The COVID-19 numbers for Union as reported on Thursday include an additional 67 new cases since Wednesday for a total of 6,636 confirmed positive cases.  Eighty-nine people from Union have passed away from the virus. Statewide: Another 3,758 new positive cases have been reported, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy reported progress in getting shots into arms as he presented a vaccine update during his press briefing Wednesday. He said that the state has administered 4,892,598 total doses and that 1,896,442 New Jersey residents are now fully vaccinated. "We are now 40% to ...

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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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UNION NJ — The township reported seven coronavirus deaths in March, as total confirmed positive cases rose to 6,311 people, according to the mayor.  Through March 31, there have been a total of 89 Union residents who have died from the virus. In her last daily update on Friday, Delisfort said 57 ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — With supplies limited, the COVID-19 vaccine is often tough to come by. Twitter bots, which are automated Twitter accounts, track when certain COVID-19 sites post new batches of vaccine appointments online. Click the bell icon on the Twitter page to have the bots that you ...

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NEW JERSEY — A group of volunteers working with Planet Princeton have created a crowd sourced spreadsheet to show you which vaccine sites in New Jersey are taking appointments. While vaccine supplies are limited, this volunteer and crowd sourced list can tell you which vaccination sites are ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — As of Thursday, 4.3 million COVID-19 vaccination doses have been administered in New Jersey and 1.6 million people have been fully vaccinated, according to the state health department. The doses are being administered statewide through hospitals, pharmacies, community health ...

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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 announced on Friday that the State will expand vaccine eligibility to include people 55 and over starting April 5. The following groups are eligible for vaccination once the expansion is in effect: Age 55+ Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — Although the county has administered more than 30,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses, its struggles to address vaccine rumors and increase the vaccination rate in communities of color are ongoing. Two virtual events that face those challenges are planned for next week.  On Monday ...

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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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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy appeared on CNBC’s Squawk Box Friday morning, speaking to the hosts from Middletown about how New Jersey is tackling the pandemic and getting vaccines out to those who need it. Murphy noted that New Jersey is a nationwide leader in vaccinations. “I think we're ...

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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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NEW JERSEY — The state Department of Health Commissioner says her office has learned of residents canceling their two-shot Moderna or Pfizer vaccine appointments in order to stand by for a Johnson & Johnson shot, which requires just one shot. Commissioner Judy Persichilli advised against it ...

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UNION, NJ - The COVID-19 numbers for Union as reported on Friday include an additional 33 new cases since Thursday for a total of 5,630 confirmed positive cases.  During the past week, two more Township residents have passed away from COVID-19, bringing that total to 84. Statewide: Another ...

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UNION, NJ - On Monday, a National Day of Mourning, a gathering of township officials and guests gathered at Anthony E. Russo Park on Morris Avenue for a memorial to remember those lost to COVID-19, part of the Floral Heart Remembrance Project. "It's a day of mourning and a day of remembrance to ...

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CAMDEN, 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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UNION COUNTY, NJ - Effective Monday, March 8, the free Union County Covid-19 Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University will be open on Monday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to noon and Thursday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Drive-Through Test Center is available by appointment to all ...

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UNION, NJ - The COVID-19 numbers for Union as reported on Friday include an additional 35 new cases since Thursday for a total of 5,464 confirmed positive cases.  There is no change to the total of 82 deaths reported. Statewide: Another 3,149 new positive cases have been reported, bringing ...

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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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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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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The county announced Sunday that its COVID-19 drive-through test center at Kean University is modifying its hours this week. The test center will be open Monday, 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. It will also be open Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. — noon. Persons who cannot make the new hours ...

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UNION, NJ - The COVID-19 numbers for Union as reported on Thursday include an additional 12 new cases since Wednesday for a total of 5,279 confirmed positive cases.  There is a total of 82 deaths reported. Statewide: Another 2,746 new positive cases have been reported, bringing the cumulative ...

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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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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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UNION, NJ - The COVID-19 numbers for Union as reported on Thursday include an additional 12 new cases since Wednesday for a total of 5,123 confirmed positive cases.  There is a total of 81 deaths reported. Statewide: Another 3,012 new positive cases have been reported, bringing the cumulative ...

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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 — 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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