Coronavirus News

April 15, 2021

West Orange, NJ — According to Mayor Robert Parisi’s April 14 COVID-19 update, a 67-year-old West Orange resident passed away on April 9, bringing West Orange’s COVID-19 death tally to 224. Parisi extended condolences to everyone who’s lost a loved one to COVID-19. “Our sympathies to the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug ...

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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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According to Governor Philip Murphy's office, vaccine eligibility will be expanded on April 5th. The following groups are eligible: Age 55+ Individuals age 16+ with intellectual and developmental disabilities Higher education educators and staff Librarians and library ...

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According to Mayor Robert Parisi's office, there are no additional COVID-19 related deaths to report today. The Township's total number of cases stands at 222 of our neighbors who have succumbed to the virus. There are 33 additional cases since yesterday, bringing the West Orange total intake ...

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West Orange, NJ -- West Orange Town Council President Cindy Matute-Brown announced that she has coordinated with Essex County to provide a mobile COVID-19 virus vaccination site on April 7. Residents near Washington and Edison schools who would like an appointment can click this link to register ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  – Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester. Assurances from the federal government that vaccines will be available for all Americans by the end of May and assessments by public health experts prompted ...

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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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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange High School athletic department has announced that none of its sporting events will take place until after March 31, at least. The announcement by athletic director Ron Bligh was made in conjunction with the district's decision on Monday to close West Orange ...

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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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WEST ORANGE, NJ — West Orange High School will be closed to in-class learning until Monday, April 19, Superintendent J. Scott Cascone announced in a correspondence late Monday. Cascone cited "multiple confirmed cases" of COVID-19 at the school and noted that there is a connection between some of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Active cases and the rate of new infections are slowly on the decline, but COVID-19 remains a presence in West Orange exactly one year after the pandemic was declared in March 2020. There were 14 new positive tests confirmed for COVID-19 in the township on Monday, according to ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In words that had to be music ot the ears of restaurateurs and other indoor business owners, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that effective Friday, March 19, restaurants, recreational/amusement facilities, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops, salons, and other personal care ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner says their office has learned of residents canceling their two-shot Moderna or Pfizer vaccine appointments in order to stand by for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which requires just one shot. Commissioner Judy Persichilli ...

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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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Patchwork registration and sign-up systems, already inadequate, must deal with tens of thousands of newly eligible residents. This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To ...

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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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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Essex County has canceled all COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Monday Feb. 22 due to lack of vaccines.  Residents with appointments for Feb. 22, will have those appointments rescheduled for some time next week. Appointments for Sat. Feb. 20 and Sun. Feb 21 were canceled ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County has canceled all first dose COVID-19 vaccination appointments for Sunday Feb. 21 due to lack of vaccines.  Residents with fist dose appointments for Feb. 21, will have those appointments rescheduled for some time next week. Appointments for Sat. Feb. 20 were ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - First vaccination dose appointments scheduled for Sat. Feb. 20 for Essex County residents have been canceled.  According to Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, the county did not receive their shipment of vaccines.  The appointments for FIRST DOSE originally ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The number of current active cases of COVID-19 in West Orange has fallen by 42 percent just since the beginning of this week. Mayor Robert Parisi announced on his Facebook page that there were 51 current active coronavirus cases in the township as of Friday. Just four days ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The West Orange ice hockey team is back in quarantine after a brief return to action last weekend. The Mountaineers, who had played four games in January, were forced to quarantine because of the NJSIAA's COVID protocols after its Jan. 23 game against Scotch ...

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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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It's been a long pandemic, and I was happy to be at the Essex County Vaccination Site at the Livingston Mall recently receiving my first dose of the Moderna vaccine. All the volunteers, Essex County Police and medical staff on site were very welcoming and friendly. I arrived early for ...

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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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WEST ORANGE, NJ — There were 15 new positive tests confirmed for COVID-19 in the township on Friday, according to West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi. The number of West Orange residents hospitalized with suspected coronavirus cases fell from eight earlier this week to two on Friday. The amount of ...

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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 a.m. The governor also lifted the 10:p.m. curfew for in-person ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — Due to the approaching snowstorm, expected accumulation, and anticipated duration of the storm, West Orange has declared a State of Emergency beginning 8 p.m. Sunday. There will be no garbage or recycling pickup Monday morning. The commuter jitney will not operate for the ...

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