As NJ COVID cases keep dropping, Delta variant concerns increase
New Jersey health officials say it’s more transmissible for the unvaccinated but the COVID-19 vaccines work well against it.
600,000 lives lost — NJ Sen. Menendez renews push for COVID commission
"Never again must the United States of America be caught with its guard down in the face of a deadly and contagious virus," Menendez said.
NJ hits 4.7M vaccinated against COVID; DOH building to be named for Persichilli
Gov. Phil Murphy said the state's targeted vaccination push will continue, particularly in underserved communities.
If you’ve been vaccinated, Gov. Murphy says the pandemic is over
During the latest COVID update he announced “there is only a pandemic among those who have yet to get their shot.”
NJ students with disabilities get extra school year to avoid ‘aging out’ amid COVID
In signing the legislation that had stalled on his desk for two weeks, Gov. Phil Murphy said federal American Rescue Plan funds would be used to cover the extension, a cost that could approach $600 million.
NJ economy in a bounce-back — but it could’ve been better
As the COVID metrics keep improving many people are hungry to travel, take vacations and eat out in restaurants, but the labor shortage is slowing the recovery somewhat
NJ veterans’ homes reforms advance, with one key bill excluded
In response to the devastation caused by COVID-19 at veterans' homes, a package of eight bills is advancing toward final legislative approval this month.
Monmouth University joins NJ schools requiring COVID-19 vaccines
Most of the colleges and universities in-state now have added COVID to the required vaccines for on campus students in fall 2021.
NJ utility companies can shut off services as of Dec. 31
The moratorium on utilities ends with June, but there's a grace period for customers, Gov. Phil Murphy announced.
Masking mandates mostly lifted but many in NJ are still wearing them
Gov. Phil Murphy say masking is a personal choice that is fine, and he always carries one
NJ school superintendent suspended after refusing to lift mask mandate
As the heat wave ends, Manalapan-Englishtown Superintendent John Marciante said he would not go against Gov. Phil Murphy's executive orders giving districts discretion for extreme weather.
NJ psychologist: Why the return to normal can be tough for kids
The pandemic threw off routines that kids had known for years. Now what they've come to know for the past several months is shifting all over again.