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Westfield, NJ Coronavirus updates and news for December 31




Westfield, New Jersey |
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Summit Health emergency care center in Westfield has temporarily closed to preserve staff at its various sites amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

Summit Health has opened additional emergency care centers in Berkeley Heights, Florham Park and Livingston. (Elizabeth Janney / Patch)

WESTFIELD, NJ – The Summit Health Urgent Care Center announced yesterday that it will temporarily close its Westfield site in order to preserve staff at its various sites. Emergency care at 574 Springfield Avenue in Westfield closed on Tuesday, Dec. 28 and will remain closed until further notice, according to Summit Health’s Facebook post. Summit Health’s emergency care centers in Berkeley Heights, Florham Park and Livingston remain open … Read More



Clark-Garwood, New Jersey |
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Updated federal data shows how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has affected hospitals in Union County.

CLARK-GARWOOD, NJ – Health experts fear the skyrocketing number of coronavirus cases will put extreme stress on hospitals in the coming weeks. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, about 77% of all inpatient hospital beds were occupied as of December 30, and about 12% of all beds were occupied by patients with COVID-19. The beds in intensive care units are also filling up, with almost 78% of … Read more



Summit, New Jersey |
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Updated federal data shows how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has affected hospitals in Union County.

SUMMIT, NJ – Health experts fear the skyrocketing number of coronavirus cases will put extreme stress on hospitals in the coming weeks. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, about 77% of all inpatient hospital beds were occupied as of December 30, and about 12% of all beds were occupied by patients with COVID-19. The beds in intensive care units are also filling up, with almost 78% of occupancy … Read more



Scotch Plains-Fanwood, NJ |
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Updated federal data shows how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has affected hospitals in Union County.

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ – Health experts fear the skyrocketing number of coronavirus cases could put extreme stress on hospitals in the weeks to come. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, about 77% of all inpatient hospital beds were occupied as of December 30, and about 12% of all beds were occupied by patients with COVID-19. The beds in intensive care units are also filling up, with almost 78 people … Read more



Springfield, New Jersey |
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Updated federal data shows how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has affected hospitals in Union County.

SPRINGFIELD, NJ – Health experts fear the skyrocketing number of coronavirus cases will put extreme stress on hospitals in the coming weeks. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, about 77% of all inpatient hospital beds were occupied as of December 30, and about 12% of all beds were occupied by patients with COVID-19. The beds in intensive care units are also filling up, with almost 78% of … Read more



Cranford, New Jersey |
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Find out how the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has affected hospital capacity in Union County and across New Jersey.

CRANFORD, NJ – Health experts fear the skyrocketing number of coronavirus cases will put extreme stress on hospitals in the coming weeks. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, about 77% of all inpatient hospital beds were occupied as of December 30, and about 12% of all beds were occupied by patients with COVID-19. The beds in intensive care units are also filling up, with almost 78% of occupancy … Read more



Summit, New Jersey |
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According to the city of Summit, 245 additional positive cases were reported between December 23 and 29.

SUMMIT, NJ – The Westfield Regional Health Department reported about 245 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 during the Summit from December 23-29. These new confirmed cases bring the Summit’s December total to 533 cases, according to Tapinto. This is more than six times more than the monthly total of 80 cases in November. The City of Summit said it is likely that cases will be underreported for this timeframe, as that total does not add up … Read More



Hoboken, New Jersey |
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Some restaurants in Jersey City and Hoboken have closed until New Years due to staff COVID cases, and others are just cautious.

HUDSON COUNTY – Amid the surge in COVID-19 that has forced some New Jersey hospital emergency rooms to turn patients away, a few restaurants in bustling Hoboken and Jersey City have closed for the week -end of the New Year, with one claiming it’s because of the “alarming” COVID test results among staff and others saying just be careful …. Read More



Montclair, New Jersey |
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More and more towns and cities in New Jersey have announced indoor mask warrants. Some cite the omicron variant as one of the reasons.

NEW JERSEY – 2022 is almost here, New Jersey. But as New Year’s Eve approaches, residents of some cities may feel a flash of déjà vu as local authorities bring back indoor mask warrants …. Read More



Scotch Plains-Fanwood, NJ |
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The Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District will implement single session days after returning from winter vacation to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

SCOTCH PLAINS-FANWOOD, NJ – Scotch Plains-Fanwood School District SPFK12 has announced it will be implementing single session days for returning students – Jan. 3-5 – to reduce the spread COVID-19 among students and staff. The announcement comes in response to the school district with the most positive COVID-19 cases they have seen this school year, according to Superintendent Dr. Joan Mast … Read More



Cranford, New Jersey |
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The pop-up COVID-19 testing site in Cranford has now reached capacity. More test sites will be announced as they become available.

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Police Department today announced that a COVID-19 testing site will open on the grounds of the Orange Avenue Pool in Cranford on Wednesday, December 29. The test site has reached its maximum capacity, according to an alert from Cranford Police. All future test site dates will be announced as they become available. Additional information on COVID-19 testing is available on the Union County website. … Read more



Clark-Garwood, New Jersey |
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A New Jersey Walmart is temporarily shutting down after several employees tested positive for COVID-19.

LINDEN, NJ – A Linden Walmart turned customers away after dozens of employees tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, December 28 …. Read More