COVID-19/Coronavirus

year in review

Recovered COVID-19 Patients Can Help Others – Red Cross Seeking Plasma Donations

Red Cross is seeking people who are fully recovered from the new coronavirus to sign up to donate plasma to help current COVID-19 patients. People who have fully recovered from COVID-19 have antibodies in their...

Masks or Face Coverings Required on NJ Transit Starting Monday

Starting tomorrow, Monday, April 13, all customers using NJ Transit for essential travel only are also required to wear a mask or face covering, to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus per Gov....

COVID-19 Testing To Continue At Essex County Weequahic Park

Essex County, NJ – Testing for the COVID-19 will continue in Essex County Weequahic Park. Three additional dates have been scheduled for Monday, April 13th; Wednesday, April 15th and Friday, April 17th. Screenings are...

COVID-19 Update: NJ Stores Must Limit Customers to 50% Capacity; Non-Essential Construction To Cease...

There are now 47,437 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey; 1504 people have died from the illness. "We have the beginnings of a flattening of a curve of new cases, but sadly, fatalities...

Gratitude on Gordonhurst

With rainbows and encouraging messages and lights up around our area to help lift the spirits of the community, it looks like one way some of us are coping is to stay positive. Every...

Montclair Family Wants To Help Fight COVID-19 By Organizing Volunteers

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Montclair family is looking to help organize volunteers to help fight COVID-19 in the Montclair community. Chris Auer, a software engineer, joined by his sons Jude, 7, a student at Watchung...

Gov. Phil Murphy Orders All New Jersey State Parks, Forests, Parks Closed To #FlattenTheCurve

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order closing all State parks and forests, as well as all County parks in the state of New Jersey to further social distancing. "We’ve seen far...

New Jersey Deaths From COVID-19: 1003, Positive Cases, 41,090

New Jersey received 3,663 new positive COVID-19 test results since Sunday, bringing the statewide total to 41,090. Another 86 people have died due to COVID-19 related complications, bringing the statewide total to 1,003. Essex...

CDC Recommends Wearing Masks in Public, Upper Montclair’s Moline Kronberg Cleaners Making Them

UPDATE: Scroll down to end of post for additional resources for masks sent in by readers. The Center for Disease Control is now recommending wearing face masks in public because recent studies show "a...

Rep. Mikie Sherrill’s Husband Has COVID-19, Says She Will Get Tested (UPDATED)

UPDATE: Sherrill announced she had tested negative and says her husband is doing much better. I’m thankful to report that I tested negative for #COVID19 today. I think my husband is starting to get to...
year in review

COVID-19: NJ Cases at 29,895, Essex County at 3,067, Montclair at 142

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday that the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey increased by 4,372 new cases, bringing total cases up to 29,895. The total number of people who have...

Essex County COVID-19 Testing to Continue Weequahic Park – Three Additional Dates Scheduled

Testing for COVID-19 will continue in Essex County Weequahic Park; three additional dates have been scheduled for Monday, April 6th; Wednesday, April 8th and Friday, April 10th. Screenings are for Essex County residents only...

Two West Orange Whole Foods Employees Test Positive For Coronavirus

West Orange Whole Foods remains open, but two employees who tested positive for the coronavirus are in quarantine, a company spokesperson says according to NJ.com. “Out of an abundance of caution, the store performed an...

Montclair’s COVID-19 Cases Confirmed at 79 Monday, 13 People Have Died

The daily numbers coming out of New Jersey and specifically in our towns of Essex County are frightening and heartbreaking. These are the numbers as of Monday, March 30th. If you have lost a loved...

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