New CEO named for Penn Medicine Princeton Health
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New CEO named for Penn Medicine Princeton Health

The University of Pennsylvania Health System has named James Demetriades to serve as the new CEO of Penn Medicine Princeton Health. He will begin his new role on March 1, succeeding Barry Rabner, who has served as president and CEO since 2002. Demetriades has worked for Penn Medicine Princeton Health for 17 years and currently…

Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Princeton reach highest seven-day and two-week totals since pandemic began
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Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Princeton reach highest seven-day and two-week totals since pandemic began

Over the seven-day period from Dec. 10 through Dec. 16, the local health department has received positive COVID-19 PCR test results for 36 residents, the highest number for a one-week period since the pandemic began. For the past two weeks, the health department has received positive COVID-19 PCR test results for 62 residents, also a…

N.J. Department of Health guidelines for celebrating the holidays
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N.J. Department of Health guidelines for celebrating the holidays

All holiday gatherings in New Jersey must comply with current indoor and outdoor limits. The current limits are 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors as of Dec. 7. Tree lightings, menorah lightings, and other holiday gatherings should be held outdoors, and must adhere to the outdoor gathering limits as well. Parades, concerts, visits from…

COVID-19 testing sites in Princeton region struggle to keep up with demand
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COVID-19 testing sites in Princeton region struggle to keep up with demand

As the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic sweeps across the state and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, COVID-19 testing sites are struggling to keep up with the demand for tests. In many cases, locations that accepted walk-ins are now only taking appointments. Testing locations that only offer online appointment scheduling are booked three…

N.J. governor urges residents to cooperate with contact tracers to help slow COVID-19 spread
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N.J. governor urges residents to cooperate with contact tracers to help slow COVID-19 spread

More than 2,3000 contact tracers across the state are working to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but they face a major hurdle in their work – cooperation from the public. About 60 percent of the people contact tracers call refuse to cooperate with the contact tracers, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said on Friday….