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Professor at RWJMS speaks on use of face masks for coronavirus

(04/15/20 9:18pm)

Gov. Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) issued an executive order requiring all residents to wear facemasks when going out in public on April 11, The Daily Targum previously reported. Martin Blaser, director of Rutgers University’s Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine and professor in the Department of Medicine and Microbiology at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, said face masks will work when individuals use them.

NJ Department of Labor implements measures to better address state unemployment claims

(04/14/20 10:02pm)

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has begun to implement various changes to the state’s unemployment system to better handle the large number of claims due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, including upgrading computer technology, adding more personnel and boosting phone capacity, according to a press release.

James Charles, other influencers participate in #MugshotChallenge

(04/15/20 4:00am)

The “Mugshot Challenge,” which started on TikTok and has since spread to Instagram and Twitter, calls on people to use their makeup skills to transform themselves into the subject of a mugshot. Sporting gaunt faces, bruised eyes, cuts, bleeding noses and lips and purposefully smeared eye makeup, participants of the viral challenge have posted jarring pictures of themselves that represent a dramatic and largely unrealistic departure from the average mugshot which typically bears none of these features. 

Oliver joins coalition of lt. governors to advocate for lift of blood donation ban

(04/14/20 9:14pm)

Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver (D-N.J.) has joined a coalition of lieutenant governors throughout the country who are advocating for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to lift the three-month wait period gay, bisexual, queer and transgender men have to follow before being able to donate blood, according to a press release.

Rutgers-developed coronavirus test gets FDA approval, will be used at Middlesex County testing site

(04/13/20 8:43pm)

Middlesex County, in partnership with Rutgers University Cell and DNA Repository (RUCDR) Infinite Biologics, RWJBarnabas Health and Accurate Diagnostic Labs (ADL), will be the first in New Jersey to introduce a saliva-based coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test, beginning Wednesday, according to a press release. 

Rutgers experts weigh in on grocery shopping, meal planning during pandemic

(04/13/20 8:43pm)

Jaclyn Maurer Abbot, instructor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, and Kaitlyn Eck, a Rutgers graduate student in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, are members of the American Society of Nutrition and provided insight about healthy eating during the coronavirus disease pandemic.