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These NJ towns have at least 71% of the population boosted against COVID
From tiny Tavistock to towns with tens of thousands of residents like Westfield and West Windsor, 11 New Jersey municipalities currently boast a more than 70% boosted population.
NJ arts education survived COVID, with dance and theater thriving
Arts Ed NJ found that in looking only at schools that offered dance, there is now a 30% participation rate, and of only the schools that offer theater, student participation was at 18%.
Report: Drugs, alcohol, suicide combine for more than 4,300 NJ deaths in 2020
New Jersey recorded an increase in the number of deaths caused by alcohol and drugs, but the number of suicides dropped significantly compared to the year prior, according to a report from Trust for America's Health.
‘Ready to go crazy': NJ non-wedding events rebound from COVID
Eventually, as one New Jersey event planner puts it, people need to "crash into each other."
Murphy encourages NJ schools to mask-up, but won’t mandate it
More NJ schools return to universal masking as COVID cases rise
NJ teen, young adult earbud use during COVID causing hearing loss risk
About 1 out of every 8 children from age 6 through 19 have suffered some sort of hearing loss because of excessive exposure.
NJ nurse support group touts wellness, stress management programs
The goal is to advance well-being and increase resilience, and such treatment cannot wait, either individually or within healthcare organizations where systemic problems may need to be fixed.
NJ nurses continue to navigate COVID stress, stigma, their health
Nursing was a stressful job before COVID-19 came along, but the coronavirus made that stress more consistent and ratcheted it up to unhealthy levels.
CDC could recommend a return to universal masking in NJ this week
Rising NJ COVID metrics could trigger CDC to recommend universal masking
If you do an at-home COVID test in NJ, who should you report results to?
The New Jersey Health Department clarifies who needs to know and who doesn’t
NJ GOP senators urge Murphy to scrap leftover vaxx, test mandates
"A far greater threat," according to the letter, are staffing shortages caused by the governor's requirements, rather than unvaccinated employees.