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Author Archives: Daniel J. Munoz

North Jersey restaurant requiring COVID vaccine for indoor dining

Street cafe with tables and chairs. Cozy outdoor cafe. Dinner plate setting.

"For the safety of our fully vaccinated staff and patrons ... indoor dining will be reserved for those showing proof of vaccination," reads an Aug. 3 post on the eatery's Facebook page. "We realize this is a difficult time and are trying to accommodate the diverse needs of all of our patrons-including seniors and those with immune system deficiencies."

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CDC: Masks should be worn indoors in all 21 NJ counties

People in face masks

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New Jersey's seven-day average on Aug. 6 was 1,346 cases, compared to 222 cases on July 9. The state logged 1,208 new COVID-19 cases Aug. 8, the highest since the start of May and nearly 10 times the daily cases seen on June 21. And, there were 651 COVID-19 patients--more than twice the number of patients in May.

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The show must (sometimes) go on

US Futsal National Championship at the Atlantic City Convention Center, July 8 to 11, 2021. - MEET AC

When thousands of concert-goers packed into Chicago’s Grant Park for the Lollapalooza music festival at the end of July, the event drew widespread scorn from public health experts. In New Jersey, organizers of live events - from concerts, to fairs and conventions - are bringing audiences back together, cautiously in some cases.

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