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Posted on: June 14, 2021

Week of June 7: COVID-19 Update

Since terminating the COVID-19 public health and state of emergency, and signing legislation expiring all COVID-19 executive orders, Governor Murphy continues to promote the vaccination programs to reach the goal of having 4.7 million New Jerseyans fully vaccinated by June 30. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) New Jersey ranks 6th among all states with 72% of all residents eligible for vaccination having received at least their first shot. There are approximately 1,800 vaccination sites across the state.

In addition, the State’s Department of Health released their guidance for summer camps with changes made pursuant to recent CDC updates. As part of the guidance, wearing a mask outdoors will not be required for either campers or staff. The State does strongly encourage unvaccinated individuals to wear a mask when in crowds and during situations that include sustained contact with others.

COVID Data for June 11, 2021:

  • 194 new positive cases for a total of 889,799 confirmed cases
  • 4 new confirmed deaths for a total of 23,639 confirmed deaths
  • The rate of transmission is at 0.80
  • 1,263 cases linked to 281 school outbreaks since August 2020

9,124,192 vaccine doses have been administered, including 5,120,177 who have received at least one dose and 4,344,033 who are fully vaccinated. 55% are Pfizer, 41% Moderna, and 4% J&J.

Vaccine Information

As a reminder, the vaccination incentive Vax Pass under the new “Vax and Visit NJ” continues. Homebound residents who have not yet connected with their local health department, or a home health agency, and who need an in-home vaccination should visit www.covid19.nj.gov/homeboundvax or contact the call center at 855-568-0545.     

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