COVID-19/Coronavirus

New COVID-19 Restrictions in New Jersey: Restaurants, Bars To Close Indoor Service by 10...

As the state battles a second wave of coronavirus infections, Gov. Phil Murphy announced new restrictions Monday to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey. Effective Thursday, November 12th: No indoor dining between 10:00...
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New Jersey ‘Close’ to New Restrictions Due to Rising COVID-19 Cases; Montclair Numbers Up

Gov. Phil Murphy says New Jersey is getting "close" to putting new restrictions in place due to COVID-19 cases continuing to rise. “How close are we to doing something?” Murphy said Thursday. “Close. So bear...

Essex County Announces Upcoming Dates For COVID-19 Testing

Essex County, NJ - Essex County has announced its upcoming schedule of Coronavirus testing sites. The tests are are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, please visit...

After Repeated Executive Order Violations, Cuban Pete’s Gets Shut Down

The entrance gates to Cuban Pete's in Montclair were padlocked early Monday morning and the restaurant shut down after repeated COVID-19 violations. Essex County Prosecutor's Office, working with Montclair Police Dept. and the Essex...

Essex County Leading New Jersey With ‘Second Surge’ of COVID-19 Cases

New Jersey has been averaging over 1,200 new coronavirus cases daily for the last week - but on Saturday that daily number jumped to just shy of 2000, with 1,994 cases reported. "We haven’t seen...

Montclair Getting Contact Tracing Pushback, Releases Information about New COVID-19 Cases

Montclair has reported 22 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in the last seven days, with total reported cases for the township increasing from 579 on Saturday, October 10 to 601 on Friday, October 16. The...

Montclair Reports Nine New COVID-19 Cases; New Jersey Reports Another 953

Montclair Township Health Department reported that as of Wednesday (10-14-20), the confirmed number of COVID-19 cases in Montclair increased from 584 to 593; the number of individuals who did not survive remains at 57....

New Jersey Reports 1,301 New COVID-19 Cases, Health Commissioner Warns Of ‘Second Wave’

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy reported 1,301 new positive coronavirus test results Thursday, the largest single day total since May. "The last day we were at that level of positives in a day was on...
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COVID-19 Testing Dates For Essex County Residents Age Eight and Older

Essex County, NJ – Essex County announced its upcoming schedule of Coronavirus testing sites. The tests are are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org...

Montclair’s Cuban Pete’s Violates COVID-19 Dining Restrictions For Third Time

Montclair's Cuban Pete's got a mention again in Gov. Phil Murphy's COVID-19 briefing Monday. Cuban Pete's was issued a summons for violating the executive order compliance for being well in excess of the capacity...

Trump ‘Acted Recklessly’ Says Gov. Murphy; Contact Tracing Underway after Bedminster Event

As positive COVID-19 results continue to be reported among President Trump's inner circle, including former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on Sunday and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Monday, Gov. Phil Murphy...

New Jersey Releases COVID-19 Tracker App That Alerts Residents To Possible Exposure

Using cellphones for COVID-19 contact tracing seems like a good idea, if you can protect people's privacy. Engineers at Apple and Google think they have the answer. And Governor Phil Murphy is satisfied. New...

Montclair COVID-19 Cases – Age 20 and Under Make Up 31% Of Cases in...

Montclair Township has begun to release data by age in its reporting of COVID-19 cases, something Mayor Sean Spiller told Baristanet the township would try to do. During the month of August 2020, Montclair had...

Montclair State: 10 Reported COVID-19 Cases Since Reopening, Plans To Increase In Person Classes...

As many colleges and universities continue to conduct all or the majority of classes remotely, Montclair State University (MSU) has announced plans to increase in-person classes for its Spring semester from 40 percent (32%...