News Flash Home
The original item was published from 1/11/2021 10:39:37 AM to 1/12/2022 12:00:08 AM.

News Flash


Posted on: January 11, 2021

[ARCHIVED] COVID-19 Update: Week of January 4

Today, Governor Murphy announced that there were 5,791 new positive cases and an additional 112 confirmed deaths resulting from COVID-19. To date, there have been 516,608 confirmed cases, and 17,697 confirmed deaths. The rate of transmission is 1.02. Since August, there have been 557 cases linked to 111 school outbreaks.

Earlier in the week, the Governor announced that the general public can pre-register for eligibility for the vaccine online. Individuals will be permitted to input their personal, contact, health insurance, and demographic information. For those who are immediately eligible based on screening, questions will be able to schedule an appointment. Please note that during peak times, there may be capacity issues that result in a message to try later. We ask that you share this information with your community.

On Wednesday the Governor announced that uniformed police and firefighters, including volunteers, are now eligible to receive the COVID 19 vaccine under Phase 1A. Phase 1A individuals can get vaccinated by registering for a vaccine on the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System, or by making an appointment at one of the designated COVID-19 Vaccine locations.

The State continues to ask residents to download and use the new Covid Alert NJ, the State’s exposure notification smartphone app.

Since our last update, Governor Murphy has issued no COVID-19 related Executive Orders.

The Department of Labor announced that unemployed workers would begin receiving $300 in supplemental unemployment benefits early next week, for the first week of eligibility under the expanded CARES Act. For the week ending January 2 the initial weekly unemployment claims total 20,986, a 2.6% increase from the prior week.

Contact: Lori Buckelew, Assistant Executive Director,, 609-695-3481 x112.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Home

NJ Clean Energy Programs Survey

Posted on: September 15, 2023

Passing of BPU President Fiordaliso

Posted on: September 8, 2023

FY 2024 Vibrant Places Program by NJTPA

Posted on: August 31, 2023

State to Host Opioid Summit

Posted on: August 25, 2023

State Launches Stop Overdoses Website

Posted on: August 11, 2023

FY2024 Budget & ETR Update

Posted on: June 30, 2023

ETR Funding Doubled in FY2024 Budget

Posted on: June 29, 2023

OPRA Reform Legislation Introduced

Posted on: June 23, 2023

CY 2022 Audit Deadline Extended

Posted on: May 12, 2023

President Biden Proposes FY24 Budget

Posted on: March 10, 2023

SHBC Plan Design Committee Meeting Summary

Posted on: February 24, 2023

FY2023 Federal Omnibus Budget Passed

Posted on: January 9, 2023

SHBP Update: No Relief In New Year

Posted on: December 30, 2022

Federal Budget Update

Posted on: December 23, 2022

LEAP Grants Now Available

Posted on: December 23, 2022

Federal Budget Update

Posted on: December 19, 2022

State Health Benefits Update

Posted on: December 5, 2022

Revised Model Procurement Forms

Posted on: December 5, 2022