COVID-19/Coronavirus

Essex County Drive-Up Testing Expanded: Schedule A Test, Even Without Symptoms

COVID-19 testing continues in Essex County and now all residents can get tested, even without symptoms. Testing is by appointment only. To make an appointment, residents can visit www.EssexCOVID.org or call the Essex County Office...

‘We Are in Stage 1’ – New Jersey’s Multi-Stage Reopening Plan

Gov. Phil Murphy detailed plans Monday for reopening the state and what the road back to recovery from COVID-19 would look like. "This isn’t going to be quick," Murphy said. "We’re going to move deliberately...

Montclair Resident Donates Plasma In Honor Of Principal Jim Brown, Officer Rob Roberts

Ed Durkin, a new Montclair resident, is fortunate to have developed the antibodies necessary to donate the much needed plasma -- known as convalescent plasma -- to help others in their time of need....

Face Coverings and Social Distancing: How Are We Doing? (POLL)

State and local parks have been open for over a week -- but Essex County has put up signs reminding everyone to social distance and wear a face covering when inside any park. Tell...

Rutgers Gets FDA Approval For First At-Home Saliva Collection Test for Coronavirus

New Brunswick, N.J. – Rutgers’ RUCDR Infinite Biologics received an amended emergency use authorization from the FDA late Thursday for the first SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus test that will allow people to collect their own saliva...

Montclair In The Time of Corona (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=62Kuc8MBYpA Baristanet reader Christine Scott created this video, "Montclair In The Time of Corona" using footage taken from her bike rides around town the past few weeks, to show the impact of the coronavirus on...

The Ghost Train

I have lived next to a train station in Montclair that transports lots of people back and forth to Manhattan all day and night for 25 years. Many students get off the train and...

Pandemic Diaries Explore The New Not Normal

We told you about the Morris Museum COVID-19 History Project, where you can record your experience with the coronavirus pandemic. You can also share your stories at Pandemic Diaries. Baristaville's Debbie Galant took her existing...

Virtual Graduation Plans To Take Shape, Now That Gov. Murphy Announces NJ Schools Remain...

All New Jersey schools will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday, in what may have been the most anti-climactic announcement of the COVID-19 pandemic. That...

Share Your Story At The Morris Museum COVID-19 History Project

The Morris Museum wants to hear from you. The Morris Museum’s COVID-19 History Project is an easy, informal outlet for teachers, students, “essential” personnel, journalists and community members to share their short reflections and...

NJ Transit To Make COVID-19 Testing Available To All Its Employees

NEWARK, NJ — COVID-19 testing will be available daily in East Rutherford to all NJ TRANSIT employees starting next week. Through an agreement with Agile Urgent Care and Accurate Diagnostics Lab, NJ TRANSIT...

Rutgers Engineer Finds New Way to Accurately Estimate COVID-19 Death Toll

A Rutgers engineer has created a mathematical model that accurately estimates the death toll linked to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States and could be used around the world. “Based on data available on...

New Jersey Governor: Parks, Golf Courses To Reopen Saturday, Social Distancing To Continue (POLL)

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday he will sign an executive order to reopen New Jersey’s state parks and allow golf courses and county parks to reopen. This order will take effect at sunrise on Saturday,...

Jeh Johnson, Evie Colbert Named to NJ Governor’s Restart & Recovery Commission

Montclair's Jeh Johnson and Evie Colbert made Gov. Phil Murphy's list for New Jersey Governor's Restart and Recovery Commission Tuesday. Murphy announced the members of the commission, stating: "This team is unrivaled in terms of...