Legislation introduced by Congressmen Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Ron Wright (R-TX) on Friday would strip China and other countries of their sovereign immunity if they intentionally made misrepresentations regarding the coronavirus, thereby allowing U.S. citizens, businesses and local government to sue those governments for the deaths, pain and suffering, and economic losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 18th, 2020 | Author: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: China, Congressman Chris Smith, Congressman Ron Wright, coronavirus, COVID-19, HR 6524, JASTA, Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, New Jersey | Comments Off on Smith’s bill would allow Americans to sue China for COVID-19 related losses
Here is the list of towns where they are and the numbers of cases:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Freeholder Sue Kiley, Monmouth County News | Comments Off on Monmouth County has 55 COVID-19 cases, here’s where they are…
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: admin | Filed under: News | Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19 | Comments Off on How to avoid or repair cracked skin from washing your hands constantly
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.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy, Hospital Beds in NJ, New Jersey, President Donald Trump, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers | Comments Off on Murphy asks Trump for Military and Army Corp Assistance To Build Hospitals
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: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: Claremont Distillery, coronavirus, COVID-19, hand sanitizer, New Jersey | Comments Off on N.J. distillery switches from making spirits to sanitizers during coronavirus outbreak
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey, NJ National Guard | Comments Off on N.J. to mobilize National Guard in coronavirus fight, Gov. Murphy says
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi, Bergen County, coronavirus, COVID-19, New Jersey | Comments Off on Bergen County Assemblywoman Is Self-Quarantined
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.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Marlboro, Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, news | Comments Off on Hornik Announces Restrictions On Restaurants in Marlboro
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Red Bank, Red Bank Mayor Pat Menna, State of Emergency | Comments Off on Red Bank Shuts Down Bars, Restaurants, Theaters and Gyms
There is a third case of COVID-19 in Little Silver, according to an announcement on the Borough’s website.
Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Bob Neff, coronavirus, COVID-19, Little Silver, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, RedBankGreen | Comments Off on Another Little Silver Case of COVID-19 reported
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.