Health & Wellness

May 28, 2020

Three of the newly reported deaths occurred in April. Wednesday marked the fifth day Westfield had not seen a new case of COVID-19. WESTFIELD, NJ — Four more people have died from COVID-19, bringing the local death toll to 41, the mayor said Wednesday. Three of those people died in April, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Tyvek suits to protect them from COVID-19, an ultraviolet light to scrub ambulances of potential coronavirus contaminants and a heightened awareness when entering long-term care centers are standard protocol for the Westfield Volunteer Rescue Squad these days. The squad members ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — John Mirrione holds the world record for completing the most one-arm, one-leg pushups in 30 seconds: 42. The 55-year-old karate teacher from Westfield can now also list among his accomplishments that he has fully recovered from coronavirus. During the last week of April, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Has staying at home during the pandemic made your body more fab, or more flab? It’s a question that 78 TAPinto Westfield readers considered for a highly unscientific survey that comes in the lead up to New Jersey’s anticipated May 22 beach openings in time for Memorial Day. In ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The CDC has advised that people wear masks, including cloth face coverings, while in public spaces. New Jersey has mandated that people inside of retail businesses, such as food stores, wear masks. But what's the best way to do that with limited supplies of disposable masks? The ...

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Health authorities are wary of COVID-19 antibody tests’ reliability. WESTFIELD, NJ — With school buildings closed for the rest of the academic year and a mounting need to continue tracing contacts of people infected with COVID-19, the regional health department is looking to school nurses for ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town’s Board of Health is slated to meet in video conference at 5:30 p.m. tonight and be updated on COVID-19. Also on the agenda is introduction of an ordinance setting non-union salaries for the Westfield Regional Health Department. Due to the COVID-19 State of New Jersey ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When 13-year-old Riley Whitlock received an assignment from her seventh-grade art teacher to express her emotions about the COVID-19 pandemic, she had no idea that her artwork would give her the opportunity to support the mental health of thousands of other students. Whitlock and ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Two more people from Westfield have died from coronavirus, bringing the local death toll to 33, the mayor reported Thursday night. The newly reported dead from Westfield were two men, ages 94 and 90, both of whom were living at long-term care facilities, Mayor Shelley Brindle ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Caring Contact, which has been providing phone support to local residents since 1975, has made some changes in their operations, in order to continue taking calls from those who need to talk. The organization takes non-crisis calls to their “warmline” from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. every ...

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Plasma donors are being sought to help additional patients with coronavirus. WESTFIELD, NJ — Her 75-year-old father with coronavirus may have some more time thanks to COVID-19 survivors who have offered up their plasma. Lisa La Forte’s father, John La Forte, a former Westfield salon owner, is ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Classes and live-streamed events available from businesses in Downtown Westfield can help keep you connected to others — and when you feel connected it's easier to keep feeling positive. Downtown Westfield Corporation recently announced the following slate of online classes ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Three more people have died from COVID-19, bringing the number of documented Westfield deaths from coronavirus to 19, the mayor said. The newly reported deaths are all women, ages 88, 81, and 67, Mayor Shelley Brindle said Monday night. One of the women who died lived at a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Of the 13 people from to die from coronavirus in Westfield, six of them lived at the two long-term care centers in town, the mayor reported. At the Westfield Center, a facility of Genesis HealthCare, the facility’s chief medical officer said in a statement provided to TAPinto ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Downtown fitness businesses have gotten tech-savvy during the coronavirus pandemic, finding ways to help people stay in shape within the safety of their living rooms. See what some of these studios are offering right now, courtesy of the Downtown Westfield Corp.: The Bar ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Six more town residents have died from coronavirus, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths in Westfield to 13, the mayor reported Saturday. The six new deaths include three women ages, 88, 84 and 68 and three men, ages 88, 85 and 76, Mayor Shelley Brindle said in her ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With the CDC now encouraging the public to wear masks as protection from COVID-19, coupled with a nationwide shortage of N-95 and surgical masks, Westfield-area residents have been stepping up to craft masks on their own. “I had heard on March 19 that there was a mask shortage ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Two more Westfield residents have died from the coronavirus, COVID-19, the mayor said Wednesday night. An 89-year-old woman and an 88-year-old man died from coronavirus complications, bringing the total number of deaths in Westfield to seven people, Mayor Shelley Brindle said in ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Used gloves and masks belong in the garbage — and nowhere else: not in the recycling and not littered on local streets. The town’s recycling provider, Giordano Company, is reporting that large amounts of such personal protective equipment are creating a hazard at its recycling ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — When Dr. Anand Swaminathan heard the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was urging all Americans to wear a mask when they leave home, he was not surprised. Instead, the Westfield resident and assistant professor of emergency medicine at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A neighborhood parade held by an elementary school in Westfield to help connect students and staff physically separated during remote learning has raised questions about what counts as proper social distancing. The principal of Washington Elementary School which held the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — (Updated at 7:52 p.m.) Three town employees — two police officers and one member of the Westfield Building and Construction office have — tested positive for the coronavirus, COVID-19, the mayor said Monday night. The Westfield Regional Health Department has notified all people ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Houses of worship from across the town will join together in prayer during a virtual service intended to sooth emotions during the COVID-19 crisis. Community members are invited to the prayer service to be held on the online platform Zoom at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Participants are ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A 67-year-old man is the second town resident to die who had tested positive for coronavirus, COVID-19, the mayor said Saturday. The man who had a pre-existing health condition died at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, Mayor Shelley Brindle said. “Please join me in keeping ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Somebody must have purchased all those disposable sanitary wipes that are no longer on store shelves. And now that they’re being put to use, authorities have an urgent message for the public: don’t flush them. Mayor Shelley Brindle said Friday that flushing wipes, paper towels ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Young people are not immune to the impacts of COVID-19, coronavirus, a doctor of emergency medicine said Wednesday. Westfield resident Dr. Anand Swaminathan, an assistant professor of emergency medicine at St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center in Paterson, told TAPinto Westfield ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — If I test positive for the coronavirus, COVID-19, do I need to call someone? What happens if I was near someone at the store who has the virus? Mayor Shelley Brindle recently explained how cases of the coronavirus, COVID-19, are handled locally and what you can do to if you think ...

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Corrected March 25 at 9:30 a.m.: Text "NJCOVID" to 898-211 for messages about what’s happening statewide WESTFIELD, NJ — Mayor Shelley Brindle announced three new confirmed cases of the coronavirus, COVID-19, in Westfield Tuesday night — two men, ages 48 and 20, and a 41-year-old woman. All ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A 91-year-old man from Westfield who tested positive for COVID-19 has died, the mayor said Sunday night. The man died at Overlook Medical Center in Summit, Mayor Shelley Brindle said in a statement. He had “underlying cardiac and respiratory conditions” and was not connected to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — (Updated at 1:33 p.m.) A professor at The College of New Jersey who said he first started experiencing symptoms of coronavirus 10 days ago is warning the public that the condition may not present itself how you think. Craig Hollander, a 38-year-old Westfield resident and history ...

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