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NJ News Commons: NEW COMMUNITY-BASED COVID VACCINATION PARTNERSHIP

 

Gov. Phil Murphy has announced a new COVID-19 program that will focus on vaccinating under-served populations. Community leaders across the state will be in charge of making appointments and organizing site operations. First doses will be available for two weeks, followed by a round of second doses. 

"These locations are being strategically placed in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, in some of our most diverse and socioeconomically challenged communities," Murphy said. (TAPinto Camden)

PARENTS CAN NOW ATTEND HIGH SCHOOL, YOUTH SPORTS


On Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy unveiled a new policy for high school and youth sports: parents can go to games. However, parents may not do so if their school district prohibits it — ultimately, it's up to the district, not the state. The executive order goes into effect immediately, using these indoor event limits:
  • No more than 35% of the room’s capacity
  • No more than 150 people in total

RESIDENTS WITH DISABILITIES LEFT OFF COVID VACCINE LIST


This story covers how advocates for people with disabilities are pushing to get this vulnerable population at the front of the COVID vaccination line. This group was left of the vaccine list used by CVS, advocates say — that is, it's a missed opportunity to prioritize the needs of people with disabilities. (NorthJersey)
  • “We depend on people to bring food to the house. We depend on family members to come and check on us. Most importantly, a lot of us depend on personal care assistants, who go from one place to another just to make enough money to live in this state,” said Javier Robles, chair of the New Jersey COVID-19 Disability Action Committee.

NJ REVITALIZES PANEL TO COMBAT HUMAN TRAFFICKING


The New Jersey Human Trafficking Commission will meet remotely on Wednesday after a long break: five years with no public reports. The circumstances of the hiatus were discovered by the Associated Press. State Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has committed to making this work happen again, after the commission's launch in 2013. (Associated Press)

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