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With COVID-19 Numbers Trending Decisively in the Right Direction, Governor Murphy Announces Additional Easing of Restrictions
With COVID-19 numbers trending decisively in the right direction and New Jersey progressing toward its adult-age vaccination goals, Governor Murphy today announced an additional easing of restrictions, including a removal of all percentage capacity limits for indoor and outdoor businesses, a lifting of the prohibition on indoor bar seating, and an end to the outdoor gathering limit.
Statement from New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have recommended that the pause on the Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine be lifted and that use of the vaccine can resume.
New Jersey Department of Health Highlights Importance of Vaccination During National Infant Immunization Week
National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) highlights the importance of protecting infants and young children from vaccine-preventable diseases. A primary focus is to ensure families stay on track for their children’s well-child visits and routinely recommended vaccinations, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, NIIW will be celebrated April 24-May 1, 2021.
Governor Murphy Announces New COVID-19 Travel Guidelines
Given the increased risk of spreading COVID-19 for both residents who travel outside the state and for visitors into the state, New Jersey continues to strongly discourage unvaccinated individuals from engaging in non-essential interstate travel at this time. CDC recommends travel be deferred until individuals are fully vaccinated.
New Jersey Department of Health Partners with NJ Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics on Approaches to Improve Screening Rates For Lead
The number of New Jersey children tested for lead exposure declined 20 percent last year, consistent with a Centers for Diseases Control (CDC) study that found COVID-19 adversely affected identification of children with elevated blood lead levels due to the closure of many medical offices, schools and day care centers last spring.
Governor Murphy Reaffirms Commitment to End the Opioid Epidemic, Releases Final 2020 Year-End Overdose Death Data
The 2020 year-end data shows the loss of 3,046 New Jerseyans to suspected overdose deaths, closely comparable to 3,021 suspected overdose deaths in 2019, during a year impacted by the challenges and complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic.
New Jersey Department of Health Launches COVID-19 Website for Long-Term Care Transparency
The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced the launch of a new long-term care webpage, providing a user-friendly portal to identify the reopening status of facilities in the state, information on current outbreaks, frequently asked questions, and resources for residents, families, and staff.
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