• County Pauses Use Of J&J Vaccine

    Essex County has been using the COVID-19 vaccines from Johnson & Johnson and Moderna at its five sites. But today, following six cases of rare blood clots in women who had received the J&J vaccine elsewhere, the...

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  • Town To Bus Seniors To County Vaccine Site

    Beginning next week, the Township of Verona will transport Verona residents age 60 and older to get a COVID-19 vaccine from Essex County. Verona will use its Senior Transportation Bus to pick up residents at their homes...

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  • Waiting For My Vaccine Turn

    Today my husband is getting his COVID-19 vaccine. He has been waiting for this day for a LONG time. (Haven’t we all?) He fits the current age requirement (currently 55+ in NJ) and has underlying conditions that...

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  • FEMA Assistance For Funeral Costs

    If you lost someone due to COVID-19, Prout Funeral Home wants you to know that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is opening a program to reimburse funeral expenses. The assistance is limited to $9,000 per funeral...

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  • 17th COVID Death In Verona

    COVID-19 continues to take its toll on Verona. Essex County announced yesterday that there has been a 17th death in Verona from the novel coronavirus. The county, which has been tracking the virus here since March 2020,...

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  • Verona COVID Cases Top 900

    Verona has recorded its 901st positive case of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, according to statistics released by Essex County this morning. We had reached 800 cases on March 10. Verona’s positives have increased by 17.6% over the...

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  • COVID-19 Variants Help Drive NJ Infection Rate To Highest In Nation

    This story was written and produced by NJ Spotlight. It is being republished under a special NJ News Commons content-sharing agreement related to COVID-19 coverage. To read more, visit njspotlight.com. New Jersey currently has the highest rate of...

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  • County Executive Appeals For More COVID Vaccine Doses

    On Tuesday, March 23, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. called upon members of Essex County’s Federal delegation to urge President Biden to allocate more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Essex County. The letter was sent to...

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  • CDC Revises School Distancing Guidelines, Could Expand In-Person Learning

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today revised its guidance for K–12 schools to cut the distance between students in most classrooms from 6 feet to 3 feet. Verona Superintendent of Schools Dr. Rui Dionisio...

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  • A Year Of COVID-19

    It was March 18, 2020 when township officials announced that the first Verona resident had tested positive for the novel coronavirus COVID-19. The same day, Verona’s public schools began what has become a year-long experiment in largely...

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