westfield

Health & Wellness

January 11, 2022

WESTFIELD, NJ — Local projections show the town will soon see COVID-19 cases plateau, the health department director said Monday, even as testing continues to be a challenge due to the volume of cases. Addressing the town’s board of health, Westfield Regional Health Department Director Megan ...

Read more »

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday said that the state's mandate for masking in schools and daycare centers would continue for the "foreseeable future." While the mandate had been set to expire Tuesday, Murphy previously indicated his intent to renew it. The state's renewal of the ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — The town’s board of health is scheduled to meet 11 times this year. The meetings are set for 5:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month except where otherwise noted in the list below, a public notice says. Jan. 10 at 5 p.m. Feb. 7 March 7 April 4 May 2 June ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Public School District plans to have all students and staff return to in person instruction by the middle of next week, the superintendent said Friday. In message to families and staff, Superintendent Raymond González said the early childhood learning center and ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — Another town resident has died from COVID-19 and the number of cases for December rose to 1,107 people, the mayor said Friday. The increase in cases — up from 194 town residents infected in November — however, must be considered in the context of the more highly contagious ...

Read more »

NEW JERSEY — The state confirmed another pandemic-high of new COVID-19 cases on Friday. The state Department of Health says 33,459 new cases were reported — the tenth-straight day over 20,000. In addition, 63 additional deaths were confirmed.  In New Jersey, 5,621 people are in hospitals with ...

Read more »

NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Health is confirming 27,404 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday — the ninth-straight day over 20,000. In addition, on Thursday, the Health Department said 106 more New Jerseyans died from the virus. The number of people with COVID-19 in hospitals around the ...

Read more »

NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health reported 31,391 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday - a pandemic-high.  58 new deaths were reported.   5,464 people are in New Jersey's hospitals with COVID-19 - the highest number in more than a year and a half. State leaders say they were preparing ...

Read more »

NEW JERSEY — The state Health Department reported 25,277 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, the seventh-straight day of more than 25,000 new cases in New Jersey.  79 new deaths related to COVID-19 were reported. The state reported 5,155 people are in New Jersey hospitals with COVID-19. Many New ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — The high school will remain on fully remote instruction for another two days due to COVID-19 related staffing shortages, the superintendent said Monday. Tuesday and Wednesday will remain remote learning days, and while the district hopes to return the high school to partial ...

Read more »

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy said the in-school mask mandate, which was set to expire on Jan. 11, will continue. Murphy also is asking the state legislature to extend his COVID-19 emergency powers. That comes as the State Department of Health announced 20,428 new positive cases and 12 new ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — Citing a surge of COVID-19 cases among staff and students across the school district, the superintendent announced Sunday that Westfield High School would switch to remote learning even though lower grades would follow a previously announced hybrid schedule. The switch to remote ...

Read more »

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy's office has confirmed that New Jersey's First Lady, Tammy Murphy, has tested positive for COVID-19. The Governor's office says the First Lady is vaccinated, boosted and is asymptomatic. The Governor and the rest of the Murphy family have tested negative. Murphy is ...

Read more »

NEW JERSEY — The state Health Department is reporting 29,740 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, another new pandemic record. It's the fourth consecutive day the state has seen more than 20,000 new cases. Saturday, January 1, 2022 29,740 New Cases Friday, December 31, ...

Read more »

NEW JERSEY — The State Department reported 28,512 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, another pandemic record. It surpassed the 27,975 new cases reported Thursday. Thirty-seven new COVID-19 deaths were reported on Friday. On Jan. 1, the CDC plans to open a federal testing site in East Orange. It will ...

Read more »

At least 15 crossing guard posts will be vacant when school resumes Monday, Mayor Brindle said. WESTFIELD, NJ — A dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases statewide — from a record 15,482 confirmed positive tests one week ago to 27,975 Dec. 30 — is affecting staffing levels at town hall, the mayor ...

Read more »

NEW JERSEY — The State Department of Health has confirmed 27,975 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, another new pandemic record.  Yesterday, the state added 20.483 new cases, a record high at the time. On Wednesday, the state announced 34 additional COVID-19 deaths. The State and Centers for ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — Due to an upswing in COVID-19 cases, the Westfield Public School District will move to a schedule of early dismissals when students and staff return from winter break, the superintendent said Wednesday. In a message to the school community, Superintendent Raymond González said on ...

Read more »

NEW JERSEY — The State Health Department reported 20,483 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, a high for the pandemic. The previous high was 16,626 new cases on Christmas Day. On Wednesday, the state reported 50 new virus-related deaths. The number of people in the hospital from the virus is 3,273 — ...

Read more »

NEW JERSEY — The state Department of Health reported 11,889 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, with 48 additional deaths from the virus.  Five of the past six days have seen at least 10,000 new cases. The rate of transmission, which is an indication of whether the virus is shrinking or growing, has ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — Coronavirus cancellations and closures are happening here and across the state. On Tuesday, the state Health Department reported 11,889 new confirmed COVID-19 cases, along with 48 new deaths. The state reported an additional 3,947 cases identified through rapid testing. In ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Summit Health Urgent Care Center in Westfield will be temporarily closed beginning Tuesday, the company announced. In a statement posted to Facebook, Summit Health said the closure was so that the company could preserve its ability to staff its sites. “Our urgent care ...

Read more »

A federal COVID-19 testing site will be coming to New Jersey, the governor said. NEW JERSEY — The state Department of Health reported 8,831 new COVID-19 cases Monday, with nine more deaths. The number is roughly half of the 16,626 new cases reported on Christmas Day, which is a pandemic ...

Read more »

NEW JERSEY — For the fourth straight day, New Jersey is reporting a record number of new COVID-19 cases. The state Department of Health confirms 16,626 new cases on Saturday. The past three days have all seen more than 15,000 new COVID-19 cases. These figures do not include rapid test ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — A store specializing in CBD and other hemp-based products (all of them legal) is slated for the Elm Street space left vacant by the Towne Barber Shoppe. Darek Michael Wajda, owner and founder of the Green Room, told TAPinto Westfield that he will be opening his eighth location ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — A security officer stationed at the Summit Health Urgent Care Center on Springfield Avenue was telling visitors seeking walk-up COVID-19 tests Thursday afternoon to head to an affiliated location in Clark. There, at CityMD Urgent Care, another security officer told patients that ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield Regional Health Department will host a pair of pediatric COVID vaccination clinics — for children ages 5-11 — on Dec. 13 and 20, health officials announced. Clinic dates and locations include: Monday, Dec. 13 — 4 - 6 p.m., at Deerfield School, 302 Central ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — A service that prepares meals for you in a truck in front of your home has registered its food service vehicles with the town’s health department a little more than a year after it started operating in the municipality and as it lobbies for rules that would apply more specifically ...

Read more »

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Doctors answered questions about COVID-19 vaccines for children at a virtual town hall hosted Tuesday by the county’s Interim Executive Superintendent of Schools, Daryl Palmieri. Children from ages 5-11 became eligible for the vaccine in November after approval by the U.S Food ...

Read more »

WESTFIELD, NJ — Essential oils, crystals and other holistic healing means are all on offer at The Curious Heart, a new apothecary and spiritual center that has opened in Westfield. The mayor and area business leaders were on hand Wednesday for the ribbon cutting at the establishment located at ...

Read more »