‘Looking for hope’: Newark students anxiously return to classrooms after 18 months away., 09.07.21

By Patrick Wall and Catherine Carrera  Sep 7, 2021, 2:14pm EDT After 18 months of eerie silence, classrooms across Newark echoed once again Tuesday with the sound of students — their jittery excitement only partially muffled by the mandatory masks. “I don’t mind wearing my mask because I know it stops me from catching the virus,” said Angela Villa,…

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F.D.A. Fully Approves Pfizer-BioNTech’s Vaccine, a First for a Covid-19 Shot. 08.23.21

The move was expected to kick off a round of new vaccination mandates from hospitals, schools and private companies. By Sharon LaFraniere and Noah Weiland Aug. 23, 2021 WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration on Monday granted full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech’s coronavirus vaccine for people 16 and older, a decision that is likely to set off a…

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NJ gets final signoff on $2.7B COVID-19 aid for schools, 08.12.21

JOHN MOONEY, EDUCATION WRITER | AUGUST 12, 2021 | EDUCATION, CORONAVIRUS IN NJ Federal regulators approve plan for school spending ahead of September reopening. New Jersey’s plan for spending more than $2 billion in federal money for extra services addressing the COVID-19 pandemic has won final approval from Washington, the federal Department of Education announced Thursday. New Jersey…

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Governor Murphy Announces Indoor Mask Requirement for Beginning of 2021-2022 School Year, 08.06.21

08/6/2021 EAST BRUNSWICK – Joined by educators, medical professionals, parents, and school administrators, Governor Phil Murphy today announced that all students, educators, staff, and visitors will be required to wear face masks indoors for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. The Governor signed Executive Order (EO) 251, which will mandate masking in the indoor premises…

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Here’s What The CDC Says Summer Camps Should Do To Prevent And Respond To COVID Cases, 04.26.21

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released new guidance detailing steps summer camps should take to prevent and respond to COVID-19 infections. Brandon Chew/Tribune News Service via Getty Images April 26, 202111:22 AM ET Last year, the coronavirus pandemic forced many summer camps to close and families to change their plans. Now, new guidance from…

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No evidence that Pfizer or Moderna vaccines are unsafe during pregnancy, a preliminary study says., 04.21.21

By Emily Anthe April 21, 2021 In an early analysis of coronavirus vaccine safety data, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have found no evidence that the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines pose serious risks during pregnancy. The findings are preliminary and cover just the first 11 weeks of the U.S. vaccination program. But…

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