Eligibility for COVID-19 Vaccine Expanding in N.J.

Charles Elmo

Sports Writer

A variety of hundreds and thousands of people will be eligible to receive a vaccination for the coronavirus in New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy announced.

Murphy stated that over the next month the state is preparing to vastly expand who is allowed to receive the shots. 

Beginning March 15, the group of eligible people beginning includes Pre-K through 12th grade teachers and education staff members, child care workers in licensed and registered settings, motor vehicle commission workers, NJ transit workers, and public and local transportation workers, according to NJ.com. 

Public safety personnel such as probation officers, child protective service workers and probation officers along with people who are homeless and people living in homeless shelters or domestic violence shelters will also be deemed eligible come March 15, NJ.com continues. 

On March 29, two weeks later, this eligibility will be expanded to frontline essential workers in the restaurant, food processing and distribution industries, grocery personnel, warehouse workers, remaining eldercare workers, hospitality workers, elections workers, clergy, postal shipping workers and judicial system employees, NJ.com continues. 

FDU Sports Update

The FDU women’s soccer team had their season opener after having their first two games cancelled against Hofstra on Feb. 25, when they were defeated 5-1. 

Sophomore Cayla Waterman scored her first career goal and the only goal for the Knights in the game. 

The Knights get back in action against Sacred Heart on March 2, where they hope to even it out and pick up their first win of the season.

The FDU women’s bowling team had an outstanding performance against LIU, Mount St. Mary’s and Saint Francis Brooklyn going 9-0 over the weekend in their second and final Northeast Conference Meet. 

The Knights swept each team and extended their winning streak to 17 led by strong performances from seniors Amanda Chrzanowski, Jenna Henderson and Deborah Epps along with sophomore Cameron Spring. 

They are currently ranked first in the conference as they get ready for their next match on Friday, March 5 in a Northeast roundup. 

COVID-19 Numbers 

The following are the latest COVID-19 numbers for yesterday and today. There was an increase of 3,142 positive cases in New Jersey with an increase of 503 positive cases in Bergen County.

Tues. 3/2/2021Mon. 3/1/2021
New Jersey792,000789,000
Bergen County78,04077,537

*Numbers according Google Statistics

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Art by Charles Elmo.