MOSQUERA BILL ESTABLISHING REQUIREMENTS REGARDING PROVISION OF POSTPARTUM CARE INFORMATION

To help New Jersey mothers prepare for their post-labor needs, Assemblywomen Gabriela Mosquera, Lisa Swain and Carol Murphy sponsor a bill to require health care professionals to discuss postpartum planning with expecting mothers and require medical facilities to provide new mothers with information on postpartum care. Under the bill (A-3633), health care professionals such as physicians, nurses and midwives would be required to make certain pregnant patients have the opportunity to develop… Read More

MOSQUERA INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO ALLOW CERTAIN VOTERS RESIDING OVERSEAS TO VOTE IN STATE ELECTIONS

Currently, any citizen of the United States who is overseas with uncertain intent to return to America is permitted to vote in federal elections in New Jersey via overseas ballot.   Assembly Democrats Joann Downey (D-Monmouth) and Gabriela Mosquera (D-Camden, Gloucester) introduced legislation Monday to change the definition of “overseas voter”. Under the bill A-5306, the term would now apply to any citizen of the United States who was born outside of the… Read More

Indoor Dining Capacity Increased, Hours Extended

The Governor is signing an executive order to increase indoor capacities in certain businesses from 25 percent to 35 percent, effective 8 a.m. this Friday, February 5th. He is confident in signing the order due to the declining rate of transmission and hospital numbers. For example, on Jan. 13 we reported 3,726 confirmed cases in hospitals. Today, we’re reporting a decrease of 20 percent from that number. While some numbers are still… Read More

MADDEN BILL TO AVERT BIG UI HIKES FOR EMPLOYERS IMPACTED BY COVID-19 SIGNED INTO LAW

Legislation sponsored by Senator Fred Madden and Senate President Steve Sweeney that will save New Jersey employers hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic from high Unemployment Insurance (UI) cost increases was signed into law. “Due to a loss of revenue, COVID-19 has forced many small businesses to lay off or furlough dedicated employees in an effort to stay in business,” said Senator Madden (D-Camden/Gloucester), chair of the Senate Labor Committee. “These layoffs were… Read More

NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Page

Vaccines work by triggering a person’s immune system to develop protection against a disease. COVID-19 vaccines help our bodies develop immunity to the virus that causes COVID-19 without us having to get the illness. Different types of vaccines work in different ways to offer protection. Both of the vaccines that have received an FDA Emergency Use Authorization to date are messenger RNA vaccines (mRNA). Unlike many other vaccines which put a weakened… Read More

Senior Freeze Property Tax Reimbursement Application Extended – February 1,2021

New Jersey’s Senior Freeze program reimburses eligible senior citizens and disabled individuals for increases in property taxes or mobile home park site fees on their principal residence. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented ongoing challenges in obtaining the paperwork needed from local governments in order to complete the application, prompting Treasury’s Division of Taxation to extend the deadline for a second time. In October, Treasury initially announced that the deadline was being extended from November… Read More

ICYMI: N.J. Health Department Announces Mega Sites As Part of Overall Statewide COVID-19 Vaccine Planning Effort

Six mega sites throughout New Jersey will serve as vaccination hubs for phased priority groups, part of a critical network of over 200 sites tasked with carrying out the state’s COVID-19 vaccination plan fairly and equitably, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced today. The six state-coordinated sites are expected to begin opening in early January and will immediately be in position to vaccinate front-line healthcare workers and then continue in… Read More

NJ Department of Health: COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Below, please find a link to the New Jersey Department of Health’s website with up-to-date information about the COVID-19 vaccine and New Jersey’s Vaccine Program Plan.  On the website, you will find general and specific information from the health department and CDC: How the CDC is Making COVID-19 Vaccine Recommendations, the Executive Summary: New Jersey’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan, Frequently Asked Questions, Vaccine Provider Site Pre-Registration and Healthcare Provider Education and Training.  The… Read More

NJ Department of Health Issues: Guidance for Winter Holidays

TRENTON – Limiting attendees at indoor gatherings, virtual or outdoor visits with Santa, and measures for choirs and parades are among the recommendations outlined in holiday health and safety guidance released today by the New Jersey Department of Health. “Sharing celebrations with family and friends are important holiday milestones,” said Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli. “However, this year will be a holiday season like no other, and we must continue to maintain our vigilance against COVID-19… Read More

New COVID-19 Restrictions

Today, Governor Murphy announced new restrictions to help slow the spread of COVID 19.  Beginning Monday, December 7th outdoor gatherings will be limited to 25 individuals with exemptions for political and religious gatherings, weddings, funerals and memorial services.  Please note, that outdoor dining will not be included in the new restrictions. In addition, beginning at 6am on December 5th through January 2nd 2021 all indoor youth and adult sports will be put on pause.  The… Read More