Residents are being urged to confine Thanksgiving celebrations to immediate family only, and to take measures such as having a celebration outdoors if feasible, or indoors with ample ventilation if not. Party hosts are also urged to have supplies such as masks, hand sanitizer and single-use towels on hand for guests.
Thanksgiving Emergency Food Distribution Event to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 24.
Although Montclair State University is not requiring students to be tested before they leave campus for the Thanksgiving holiday on Nov. 26, they do conduct routine testing on certain populations, spokesperson Andrew Mees said.
Murphy said Friday, Nov. 20, that, if the FDA approval is given, the state could receive its first shipment of 130,000 doses of Pfizer’s vaccine in mid-December, hopefully followed by a first shipment of Moderna’s vaccine in late December.
Since the start of the 2020-2021 school year on July 1, 22 staff members have filed leave requests for this school year. Of those, 13 have since completed their leave period and returned to work.
Montclair’s elementary schools were scheduled to reopen for hybrid learning on Nov. 16, while the middle and high schools were scheduled to reopen on Nov. 30. It’s the second delay for the district after ventilation problems were discovered in September.
Earlier this year, the township informed library officials that they would not receive the full amount of additional funding they had requested, forcing the library to lay off 21 hourly employees in October, said library Director Peter Coyl.
New COVID-19 cases continued to break over 4,000 and hospitalizations climbed to just under 2,500 last night.