COVID-19/Coronavirus

Essex County Leads State in COVID-19 Deaths, County Expands Free Saliva Testing Sites

Essex County is expanding its COVID-19 testing initiative to include satellite testing sites throughout the County in addition to continuing to operate its drive through testing center in Weequahic Park. The tests are...

Essex County Partners With Lyft To Deliver Emergency Food Boxes to Homebound Senior Citizens

Essex County has partnered with Lyft to assist the County in delivering emergency food boxes to homebound and vulnerable senior citizens. A pilot program was implemented on Thursday, May 28th with Lyft drivers delivering...

New Jersey Lifts Stay At Home Order, Increases Limits For Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

The Stay at Home order, in place since March 21, has been lifted, Gov. Murphy announced Tuesday. "We are no longer requiring you to stay at home," Murphy said. "When you do go out, continue...

Montclair Offering Free COVID-19 Testing for Residents

The Smith Center for Infectious Diseases and Urban Health is partnering with the Township of Montclair to offer FREE COVID-19 tests to Montclair residents. No insurance is necessary, and residents with or without symptoms...

DeCamp Bus Lines To Resume Limited Weekday Service Monday, Will Limit Capacity To 26...

Effective, Monday, June 8, 2020, DeCamp Bus Lines will resume Limited Weekday Service, operating on routes #44, #33, #66. Passengers will be required to wear a face covering and all cash fares must be exact...
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NJ Announces Stage 2 Coming Soon: Outdoor Dining, Non-Essential Retail, And Yes (!) Hair...

Good hair days are coming back, in just a few more weeks. Governor Phil Murphy announced Monday that New Jersey, as part of his restart and recovery plan, will enter Stage Two on June 15,...

Free COVID-19 Testing Available to All Bloomfield Residents Beginning June 4

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Health Department is offering free COVID-19 tests to residents starting June 4. Testing will be done on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:00am-2:00pm at varying locations. “As the state...

Essex County To Hold Emergency Food Distribution Event in Montclair Thursday

Essex County will hold an Emergency Food Distribution Event on Thursday, May 28th (10 a.m.) at the Charles H. Bullock School in Montclair to help families negatively impacted by the Coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes...

Gov. Murphy: Yes To Outdoor Gatherings of Up to 25; Outdoor Graduation Guidance Next...

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order Friday lifting the limit on outdoor gatherings from 10 to 25 people. Social distancing still must be adhered to -- including face coverings. "If you were...

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...