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Health & Wellness

December 3, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced that the State Department of Health has confirmed a case of the omicron variant in a traveler to New Jersey. The person has been identified by the state as an adult female who is a fully vaccinated resident from ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With the release of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 earlier this month many parents quickly lined up to get their children vaccinated while others have come to their doctors with questions about the new shots. Dr. Mikel Pride, a doctor of osteopathic medicine at ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Barre3, an exercise studio offering balanced workouts with strength conditioning, cardio and mindfulness, opened this week at 276 North Ave. E, next to Nagoya Sushi. The studio has a lounge for children with inexpensive childcare available while parents work out. That was ...

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TRENTON, NJ—Gov. Phil Murphy announced that 9,000 New Jersey children between the ages of 5 and 11 have received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and a school masking mandate in place until early next year may not be renewed. Murphy on Monday said the school-mask mandate expires ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Westfield health department’s Friday morning clinic offering the pediatric vaccine was booked up before any shots were scheduled to be given, the town announced. “Due to overwhelming demand and very limited supply, this clinic has reached capacity,” the town said in a comment ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Following the state Health Department’s approval of the Pfizer vaccine for children 5 – 11, the town will be offering a free vaccine clinic for the shots, which are also being made available at area medical establishments. The Westfield Regional Health Department has scheduled a ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The Board of Health has given an app-based food service operating in town since last year until Nov. 15 to register its food trucks. The board on Monday decided that Wonder will have to register its mobile kitchens as food trucks under the town’s existing ordinance and pay fees ...

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UPDATE: Westfield Regional Health Officer Megan Avallone reports Friday that, once again, one of the six regions in New Jersey, the Central East region, which includes Union County, is showing high levels of COVID-19 activity. WESTFIELD, NJ — Union County is the only one in the Northeast to have ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Two Westfield restaurants face mandatory closures as result of sanitary code violations, officials said. Principal Health Inspector Helen Mendez told the Westfield Board of Health Monday that she inspected 1958 Cuban Cuisine Oct. 1, and the establishment did not pass. Officials ...

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Local advocate Tami Eagle and TV personality Katie McGee will host a virtual benefit Oct. 13. WESTFIELD, NJ — The James Ward Mansion in Downtown Westfield will be lit in green, teal and pink for metastatic breast cancer on Oct. 13 as part of the worldwide #LightUpMBC campaign by METAvivor ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — With a new business model may also come new government regulations as the Board of Health is considering modifications to its sanitary code to account for a service that prepares food for you in a truck in front of your home. On Tuesday, the board tabled a measure that would add ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The town’s annual Halloween parade has been called off due to concerns about the highly transmissible delta variant of COVID-19, but an alternative virtual costume contest has the health department’s approval. Jeffrey Feldman, a member of the Optimist Club, a community service ...

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In Westfield, 79% of the population has gotten at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the mayor reported. WESTFIELD, NJ — An 84-year-old resident has become the 61st person in town known to have died from COVID-19, Mayor Shelley Brindle shared in her weekly update Friday. News of the death ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — If you attended the Edison Fields public input meeting Monday night, consider getting tested for COVID-19, the Westfield Regional Health Department advises. “The Town has been notified that a person who was in attendance at the Edison Fields public input meeting on Monday, ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — The owner of a restaurant on South Avenue is due to appear in Municipal Court next month after a health department inspector found rodent feces and issued him a summons for not showing proof of pest control services. The principal health inspector for the Westfield Regional ...

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The Westfield health officer presented new state data on breakthrough COVID-19 cases. WESTFIELD, NJ — The town’s health officer on Monday reported that COVID-19 cases in Westfield rose to 136 in August, up from the 48 cases recorded in July. Health Officer Megan Avallone also told the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Sixty town residents are now known to have died from COVID-19, as Mayor Shelley said Friday night she learned that a 73-year-old unvaccinated resident died earlier this year. “This resident passed in April, but was just reported to us last week,” Brindle wrote in her update to ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — From January 2020 to June of this year, 211 people in Union County lost their lives to drug overdoses, including three victims from Westfield. Their lives will be remembered Tuesday. The Matthew Thomas Toriello Memorial Fund and the Albert Anthony Kayal Foundation, two ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — An 83-year-old woman has died, bringing the number of COVID-19 deaths in Westfield to 59 people, the mayor said Friday. The death came as New Jersey reported the third consecutive day with hospitalizations surpassing 1,000 people statewide and with all 21 New Jersey counties ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A nonprofit activist group and 18 students have filed a lawsuit challenging Rutgers’ university-wide COVID-19 vaccine student mandate. Scotch Plains-based attorney Julio Gomez, who is representing Georgia-based Children’s Health Defense and the students, argued in the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — More dangerously hot weather is on the way, the National Weather Service warns. Heat index values were expected to hit 109 degrees Thursday afternoon, and it could feel like 107 on Friday, forecasters predicted. “The highest heat index values will occur in the late afternoon ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Citing a greater than 4% rise in the percentage of COVID-19 cases in children since the pandemic’s peak, local health officials are strongly encouraging parents of youths 12-17 to get their children vaccinated against the virus before the academic year starts with what is ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Air temperatures are expected to become dangerously hot this week, with a heat index value of 107 degrees possible Wednesday and 108 degrees possible Thursday, the National Weather Service warned Tuesday afternoon. A heat excessive heat warning will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 ...

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The mayor reported one death: an 80-year-old resident, who was not vaccinated. WESTFIELD, NJ — The number of local COVID-19 cases more than doubled in July — up to 48 from 19 the month before but significantly less than the 108 cases seen this time last year, the mayor said Friday. Mayor ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — In advance of the governor’s announcement Friday that the state will require masks be worn in all public schools this fall, health leaders in Westfield voiced their strong support for the measure to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Susan T. Kaye, the school physician for the ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Parents lined up during a Westfield Board of Health meeting Monday to oppose mandatory masking of students in the local public schools. Officials, however, said the state Health Department has yet to issue guidance for the upcoming academic year that would direct a local decision ...

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The Westfield library has reinstated mandatory masking. WESTFIELD, NJ — With Union County showing “substantial transmission” of COVID-19, the town’s health officer on Monday said both vaccinated and unvaccinated people should “strongly consider” wearing masks indoors where there is increased ...

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NEW JERSEY — Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday 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 ...

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 MORRISTOWN, NJ — Atlantic Health System announced on Tuesday that Morristown Medical Center was ranked the number one hospital in New Jersey for the fourth year in a row by U.S. News & World Report in its 2021-2022 Best Hospital rankings. The medical center is one of the top acute care ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Belmar resident John Walsh is the winner of New Jersey’s “Your Voice, Your Shot” video contest, which is part of the state’s public health campaign encouraging residents to get the coronavirus vaccine. Walsh’s “Jersey Summer” video was selected as the public’s favorite during ...

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