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Posted on: April 27, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Week of April 19: COVID-19 Update

This week COVID-19 continues to focus on vaccinations, gatherings, and the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.

COVID-19 Data for April 22, 2021

  • New Confirmed Cases – 2,895
  • New Probable Cases – 527
  • Rate of Transmission .093
  • New Lab-Confirmed Deaths 31
  • Hospital-Reported Deaths 18
  • Fully vaccinated individuals 2,622,120

 
Vaccination Eligibility 

Currently, both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are still available to be administered, with Moderna currently at 44%, Pfizer at 52%, and Johnson & Johnson at 4% of New Jersey’s vaccinated population. As of this morning, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is still paused by the federal government. A CDC advisory meeting is ongoing as this is being written, and there may be a determination regarding the vaccine as soon as today. We will keep you updated with all news surrounding COVID-19 updates.

As previously reported, New Jersey has launched a COVID-19 vaccine appointment finder to assist in scheduling an appointment.

Gathering Timeline

At his Wednesday briefing, the Governor noted that his administration will be providing guidance on outdoor and summer activities in the next week or two.

Restaurant Revitalization Fund 

The American Rescue Plan Act established the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) to provide funding to help restaurants and other eligible businesses keep their doors open. This $28.6 billion program will provide restaurants with funding equal to their pandemic-related revenue loss. For more information, please visit our recent blog post.

Contact: Andrew LaFevre, Legislative Analyst, alafevre@njlm.org, 609-695-3481 x116.

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