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State suspends prison visits due to COVID-19

The state Department of Corrections has temporarily suspended prison visits due to COVID-19.The halt will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday and last 30 days.“We recognize that families are a critical support to the population in our care,” NJDOC Commissioner Marcus O. Hicks said. “However, ensuring the health and safety of our inmate population, residents, staff … Read more

Mainland schools closing for COVID-19

Schools in Northfield, Linwood and Somers Point will close for two weeks beginning Monday, in light of growing concerns over the novel strain of coronavirus.”Even though, at this time, there are no confirmed cases in Atlantic County, we are acting with an abundance of caution to address the spread of COVID-19 and to help protect … Read more

All schools will eventually close for COVID-19, governor says

School closings to deal with the novel strain of coronavirus will eventually happen, Gov. Phil Murphy said during a news conference Friday.In what have become daily updates from the governor, he announced there are 21 more confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 21.“It’s a when, not an if,” Murphy said, adding that, … Read more

COVID-19 cancels Atlantic City parade, other events

The Atlantic City St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the latest victim of the coronavirus.One of the parade’s organizers, John Exadaktilos, first made the announcement on Facebook Live.Gov. Phil Murphy later said that, based on guidance from the health commission, they are recommending that any public gatherings with more than 250 individuals be canceled.“The health and … Read more