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COVID-19: New Jersey passes 200,000 mark on positive cases

Monday’s number compares with the 519 new cases reported on Friday, Sept. 18. The beginning of fall this week has prompted concerns about increases in cases, with more people spending time indoors as the weather turns colder.

Best practices for Montclair kids in and out of school

With a rise in COVID-19 transmission among adolescents, parents and kids must take precautions against further spread of the disease.

MFEE seminars aim to help close Montclair learning gaps

The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence hosted a Zoom seminar to find out what parents need to navigate the all-remote school year.

COVID-19: Adolescent cases continue to climb

The number of new COVID-19 cases in adolescents and young adults continues to climb, according to state health officials. 
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Montclair police blotter: Sept. 18, 2020

The police blotter is provided to Montclair Local at the discretion of the Montclair Police Department and may not reflect the complete scope of police activity.
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While some school districts report substitute shortages, Montclair has 200

Tenafly, Wayne and other districts throughout the state are reporting a shortage of substitutes. The main reason given is health and safety concerns during the pandemic, officials said.   
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Adult volunteers sought for COVID-19 vaccine trials

Rutgers New Jersey Medical Center, Hackensack University Medical Center and University Hospital in Newark are recruiting healthy adults age 18 and up to take part in phase three clinical trials for Moderna’s mRNA-1273. 
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Township employees return to in-person work

Municipal employees returned to in-person work on Sept. 8. Social distancing and safety measures are in place.
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Montclair students start new school year from home

Montclair is one of 236 school districts across New Jersey starting the school year with all-remote learning, according to data from the state Department of Education. 
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Twenty-three COVID-19 cases, two deaths recorded at Montclair long-term care facility

Out of 10 facilities in the township, Montclair Manor is the only one currently experiencing an outbreak, according to the state data. Eight other Essex County long-term-care facilities also have outbreaks now.