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July 28, 2021

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- As we start to hit the peak of summer heat, it is more important than ever to keep our hearts healthy. Individuals who have a preexisting heart condition need to be extra careful with these extreme weather circumstances. However, people with healthy hearts are likely to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — If you’ve noticed haze in the area Tuesday, you can blame Canada’s wildfires, according to the National Weather Service. Levels of particulate matter are anticipated to rise to unhealthy levels for sensitive groups due to a “plume of smoke, associated with the Canadian wildfires” ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his regular COVID press briefing on Monday, July 19, that more than 10 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in New Jersey, and that more than five million individuals who live, work, or study in the state are now fully ...

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New app provides users with instant access to their immunization records. Docket, a new free new app for mobile devices, helps take the sting out of losing a COVID-19 vaccination card by providing all the information at the touch of a button -- providing users with instant access to the their ...

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SUMMIT and MORRISTOWN, NJ - New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System and New York-based NYU Langone Health -- two of the leading names in healthcare in the Tri-State region -- are joining together to give patients greater access to heart and liver transplants and the coordinated, high-quality care ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The 16 positive confirmed COVID-19 cases in Summit during the month of June 2021 represent the lowest monthly total in 10 months. Not since August 2020, when seven cases were reported, has their been a lower case total recorded. The 16 cases is Summit's fourth-lowest monthly case ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Eighty-two percent of Summit residents age 18-years-of-age or older have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to data reported on NJ.gov. Those fully vaccinated have either received a single dose from a one-dose vaccination course or their second dose of a two-dose vaccine ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Union County will use $450,000 in state funding to expand COVID-19 vaccine programs in Roselle, Plainfield and other areas with low vaccination rates, officials said this week. The Union County Board of Commissioners on June 10 modified its 2021 budget to accept the state health ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The City of Summit has the highest vaccination rate in Union County, with 71% of its population having received at least one dose. As of Friday, just over half of all Union County residents have been immunized with at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, but where one lives plays a ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - Reverting to a level that is actually lower than the monthly case total reported a year ago, the City of Summit reported that the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) confirmed 25 cases of COVID-19 in Summit during the month of May. The May 2021 case total is 24% lower than ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - The City of Summit's COVID-19 case curve continues to markedly flatten as the Westfield Regional Health Department (WRHD) reported two positive, confirmed cases in Summit from May 21 - 27. There have been 27 new positive cases in Summit during the month of May and a total of 1,774 ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy has issued Executive Order 243 which states that, effective June 4, office employees are allowed to return to work without the need to wear masks or social distance, as long as they have proof of being vaccinated against the coronavirus. The order also lifts ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy has lifted indoor mask mandates for vaccinated individuals ahead of Memorial Day weekend.  Effective May 28, New Jersey will lift the requirement for maintaining six feet of social distancing in indoor and outdoor settings and will lift the prohibitions on ...

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