Ridgewood NJ, Senators Kristin M. Corrado and Anthony M. Bucco have introduced legislation calling for an end to weekly testing for New Jersey public school teachers, support staff, and bus drivers who did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
Paramus NJ, a third investigation into the deaths of more than 200 residents of New Jersey’s veterans homes during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic has been opened by an independent state agency that reports on government malfeasance, a state commissioner revealed this week.
Trenton NJ, a post-pandemic study by RealtyTrac shows that New Jersey, Illinois and Ohio lead the nation in the level of foreclosure since the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. In New Jersey, the high foreclosure spike was fueled by Governor Phil Murphy’s extended lockdown during the pandemic.
Ridgewood NJ, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported on Tuesday that three out of every five people in the U.S. now have antibodies from a previous Covid-19 infection with the proportion even higher among children. The proportion of people with natural Covid antibodies increased substantially from about 34% of the population in December to about 58% in February during the unprecedented wave of infection driven by the highly contagious omicron variant. The CDC’s analysis didn’t factor in people who had antibodies from vaccination.
Mahwah NJ, a Mahwah based company was fined $67,668 today and sentenced to one year of probation for its role in price gouging a chain of New Jersey grocery stores in connection with the sale of KN95 masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced.
Newark NJ, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is no longer enforcing the federal government’s mask mandate for travel after a federal judge in Florida struck down the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) directive.
West Long Branch NJ, Support for face mask and social distancing guidelines in New Jersey has dropped significantly since the fall. Less than half of the state supports workplace vaccine mandates according to the Monmouth (“Mon-muth”) University Poll. Concern about Covid illness is at an all-time low as many report having been infected with the virus themselves. The poll also finds New Jerseyans give good grades to the governor and the state as a whole for handling the pandemic.
Cinnaminson NJ, following published reports that Ian Smith, Republican candidate for Congress in New Jersey’s Third Congressional District, was charged with DUI the campaign is calling on the Cinnaminson police department to immediately release all video of the incident.
Washington DC, GOP members of the House Ways & Means Committee (with the help of agency Inspector Generals), released their findings which discovered that in the unemployment benefit program, only $1 billion (out of up to $163 billion in fraud) has thus far been recovered. So 99.1% of fraudsters got away with it.
Ridgewood NJ, Ridgewood Schools Superintendent Thomas A. Gorman confirmed at Monday night Board of Education meeting that the mask mandate for schools in New Jersey expired yesterday, and the Ridgewood Public Schools pivoted to a mask optional policy. The feedback from the schools was very positive, and approximately 10-20% of students and staff continued to wear masks. Dr. Gorman thanked the faculty and staff for all they did over the past two years to make the virtual, hybrid, and in-person learning environments successful. He also thanked the students and parents for working with the district during this challenging time. All schools will continue to be vigilant in maintaining a healthy environment. The New Jersey COVID-19 Activity Level Index report has our region at the low (green) level, and the vaccination rate for our children is high. As the district moves through this new phase, the school community will continue to work together for the good of the students.
Ridgewood NJ, in August of 2021 Ridgewood restaurant It’s Greek to Me, made headlines by requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination from all diners who wish to be seated inside the business’s main dining room. But according to OpenTable restaurant data showing that in more restrictive states restaurants are losing customers at an alarming rate while less restrictive states are seeing a boom in the restaurant business.
Ridgewood NJ, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday significantly eased its mask recommendations, including for schools, as part of long-awaited updated guidance for dealing with COVID-19.