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A behind-the-scenes battle raged between top Murphy aides over $500K contract as nursing home deaths mounted

New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli and senior officials in Gov. Phil Murphy’s administration clashed behind the scenes over the cost of a $500,000 contract for a consultant the state hired to help navigate the deadly coronavirus crisis inside the state’s nursing homes, NJ Advance Media has learned.

Murphy announced May 6 that Persichilli had retained Manatt Health, a national health advisory consulting group, to assess the state’s response to the coronavirus in long-term care facilities, where one in 13 residents have died in the pandemic. And Persichilli seemed in full accord wi… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 29th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on A behind-the-scenes battle raged between top Murphy aides over $500K contract as nursing home deaths mounted

Saliva Tests Available In Asbury Park, Freehold, Keyport and Red Bank

Monmouth County residents who fear having a swap stuck deep inside their nasal cavity as much as they fear the diagnosis of COVID-19 now have an alternative.

The Visting Nursing Service of Central Jersey Community Health Center is administering the recently approved saliva test, which was developed at Rutgers, at their Asbury Park location this week. The test will be available at their Freehold, Keyport and Red Bank locations next week.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 30th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Health Care, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Saliva Tests Available In Asbury Park, Freehold, Keyport and Red Bank