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Monmouth County has 55 COVID-19 cases, here’s where they are…

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone and Deputy Director Sue Kiley announced on Friday afternoon that there are now 55 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the County,

Here is the list of towns where they are and the numbers of cases:

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Posted: March 20th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

How to avoid or repair cracked skin from washing your hands constantly

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Everyone should know by now: Wash your hands, wash your hands and keep washing your hands to help combat coronavirus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends doing so for at least 20 seconds each time. Effective, yes, but all that hand-washing can come at a cost: dry, cracked skin.

Alcohol-based formulas and harsh soaps dry out skin after a period of time and can make existing skin conditions worse by stripping the skin of its natural oils, according to the American Skin Association.The right products can make all the difference.As first reported by Yahoo Lifestyle, dermatologis… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 19th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , | Comments Off on How to avoid or repair cracked skin from washing your hands constantly

Murphy asks Trump for Military and Army Corp Assistance To Build Hospitals

NJ Gov Phil Murphy

Stating that New Jersey faces a potential hospital bed shortage of anywhere from 123,000 to 313,000 sometime between May and October, and that there could be a critical care bed shortage of 2000 within the next two weeks,  New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy wrote to President Donald Trump on Tuesday to request that the federal government provide Military and U.S. Army Corp of Engineers assistance in expanding the state’s hospital and intensive care unit capacity.

Murphy wrote that failing to expand NJ’s medical capacity could results in medical professionals being “forced the make the agonizing decisions the world has seen in Northern Italy–they will have no choice but to deny lifesaving care, including ventilators to those in need of it.”

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Posted: March 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Murphy asks Trump for Military and Army Corp Assistance To Build Hospitals

N.J. distillery switches from making spirits to sanitizers during coronavirus outbreak

You won’t want to drink what Claremont Distillery is brewing this week. Instead of its usual menu of vodka, bourbon and moonshine, the Fairfield distillery is hard at work making gallons of hand sanitizer to offset supply shortages during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tim Koether, the owner, said the motivation behind the switch from spirits to sanitizer was simple.“My wife couldn’t find any, and she was getting all panicked,” Koether told NJ Advance Media. Helping out his wife gave him the chance to help the larger community, and the decision became a no-brainer. “It’s like to me, it just seems like… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on N.J. distillery switches from making spirits to sanitizers during coronavirus outbreak

N.J. to mobilize National Guard in coronavirus fight, Gov. Murphy says

Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday he’s mobilizing New Jersey’s National Guard to assist in the state’s effort to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Murphy said during a news conference in Trenton that the Guard will “assist in our efforts in anyway necessary.”

The governor made the announcement as he outlined a number of new restrictions that will severely reshape life in New Jersey for the foreseeable future in the effort to mitigate the outbreak.

New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut announced it is ordering all of their movie theaters, casinos, and gymsto close indefinitely at 8 p.m. Monday a… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on N.J. to mobilize National Guard in coronavirus fight, Gov. Murphy says

Bergen County Assemblywoman Is Self-Quarantined

Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi

Assemblywoman Holly Schepsi, (R-Bergen) announced on facebook that she is one of the New Jersey residents on self-quarantine due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Posted: March 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Bergen County Assemblywoman Is Self-Quarantined

Hornik Announces Restrictions On Restaurants in Marlboro

Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik

Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik is restricting the hours of operation and the seating capacity at restaurants in the Township due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hornik signed Executive Order 2020-2 today which orders that bars and restaurants close at 10 p.m. and seat only 50% of their occupancy capacity.

“In light of the Local State of Emergency and the State of Emergency issued by Governor Murphy, it is a matter of public health and safety that these restrictions be put into effect,” Mayor Hornik said. “The public and local businesses should be prepared for further restrictions and possible restaurant closures in the next coming days or weeks and furthermore, state health department may take additional action to prevent the spread of the virus in our community.”

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Posted: March 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Hornik Announces Restrictions On Restaurants in Marlboro

Red Bank Shuts Down Bars, Restaurants, Theaters and Gyms

The Borough of Red Bank has declared a State of Emergency due to the COVID-19 virus and has order all non-essential businesses with an occupancy of 25 people or more to close their doors effective at 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, March 16, according to announcement on town’s website.

Mayor Pat Menna told MMM that the intention is not to shut down retail activity, but specifically to thwart the spread of the virus at bars, restaurants, theaters and gyms.  Essential services like hospitals, doctors’ offices, grocery stores and pharmacies are exempt from the shutdown. Menna said the situation will be revisited as the week unfolds.

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Posted: March 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Red Bank Shuts Down Bars, Restaurants, Theaters and Gyms

Another Little Silver Case of COVID-19 reported

There is a third case of COVID-19 in Little Silver, according to an announcement on the Borough’s website.

In the six days following the first presumptive positive case of coronavirus in Little Silver, the Monmouth County Regional Health Commission has been investigating, tracking down contacts, and attempting to identify anyone who may have been exposed so that further testing can be performed. As previously reported, a close family member of the first patient tested presumptively positive the following day. Since then, we learned today (Saturday) that a single additional person has tested presumptively positive.  The new presumptive positive is an adult female.  How she contracted the virus is the subject of further investigation, and those she has had contact with are being identified and notified. 

 

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Posted: March 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Another Little Silver Case of COVID-19 reported

Murphy: ‘More draconian steps’ to stop coronavirus spread likely coming to N.J.

As coronavirus cases continue to grow, New Jerseyans can expect “more draconian measures” in the coming days and weeks to prevent its spread in the state, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Sunday morning.

He said people should look to Hoboken and Teaneck, where curfews and calls by local officials to self-quarantine have been put in place, as examples of what to expect as the numbers of people who test positive for the virus rise.“(It’s) the notion of keeping population groupings low,” Murphy said on a morning call to WBLS to discuss the state’s response.“We will be looking at more draconian steps,” he s… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 15th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Murphy: ‘More draconian steps’ to stop coronavirus spread likely coming to N.J.