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Tag Archives: COVID-19

Momentum shift

Sofia, Bulgaria - November 10, 2020: Pfizer COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine and Syringe. Conceptual image.

With full federal approval of one of the three COVID-19 vaccines being used across the nation, state leaders and public health officials are optimistic that more people will finally get the shot after months of holding out. And businesses are now entering into previously difficult terrain and are requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for their workers, and even in some cases for their customers and guests.

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NJ rolls out $20M for Sustain and Serve program

Restaurant

Officials estimate the initiative has enabled nonprofits to use the previous $14 million of grants to buy over 3.5 million meals from more than 350 pandemic-hit restaurants across the state during some of the worst times of the COVID-19 pandemic for its neediest residents.

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The COVID chronicles

Somerset Patriots in action at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater. -SOMERSET PATRIOTS

By all accounts, 2020 was chaotic and dramatically different than any year in recent memory. As spending habits changed with New Jerseyans staying home and more aware of public health, this year's Top 250 Privately Held Businesses list shows the biggest movers and shakers during the height of the pandemic.

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Winter is coming

A server at Steve's Burgers in North Bergen where's a mask while delivering food to a table. - STEVE'S BURGERS

Restaurateurs and caterers around the state admit to feeling a sense of anxiety about the effects of the delta variant on their businesses, as delays in restoring supply chains and labor shortages continue to plague the industry and hinder its full recovery.

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Crash, then pivot

People in face masks

When its business dried up, InCharged - which sets up branded cell phone charging stations at music festivals, trade shows, and other large-scale events - switched gears with its disinfection technology subsidiary LuxDisinfect.

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A well-timed backlog

City Line East in Jersey City. - DEL-SANO CONTRACTING

For No. 69 on the NJBIZ Top 250 Privately Held Companies list Del-Sano Contracting Corp. revenue from 2020 was, despite obvious challenges, better than most years due to the continuation of "essential" projects, said Angelo Del Russo, who started his construction company in 1975, including a building associated with New Jersey City University in Jersey City and another for Felician University in Rutherford.

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Hospital visitation restrictions return

New York Red Bulls goalkeeper Ryan Meara makes a virtual visit to share his well-wishes with a patient at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center.

“The current trajectory of new infections shows some of the fastest spread of COVID that we have seen since the spring of 2020,” said New Jersey Hospital Association President and CEO Cathy Bennett. “The new variants are more contagious. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated to stop the spread of COVID-19 and avoid further impact to our schools and businesses, as well as our patients, visitors and health care professionals.”

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