Get Vaccinated Before NJ ReOpens: No Appointment Drive-Thru

NEW JERSEY WILL RELAX MOST COVID RESTRICTIONS MAY 19

New Jersey will end indoor fixed capacity limits at restaurants, gyms, retail businesses and churches starting May 19, although mask and social distancing regulations will remain in place, the governor announced yesterday.

Requiring people to be six feet apart as suggested by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control means that some businesses won’t be able to operate at 100% capacity. But tables will no longer be limited to eight people and seated parties can be closer than six feet if separated by plexiglass. All outdoor capacity limits will also end on May 19.

Seating at indoor bars in New Jersey will be allowed to resume starting this Friday, with the same restrictions on social distancing.


GET READY FOR RE-OPENING WITH DRIVE-THROUGH CLINIC

The Somerset County Department of Health has opened the Rutgers Plaza drive-thru clinic in nearby Franklin Township to any resident 18 years or older who arrives by car from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today through Friday, May 7. The clinic will be providing the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) one-shot vaccine, allowing residents to quickly become fully vaccinated to take advantage of the opening of our economy, culture, and recreation in two weeks.

“Somerset County is dedicated to getting vaccine in the arms of anyone who wants to be vaccinated, and so we are making it easier than ever by removing the requirement to have an appointment,” said Somerset County Commissioner Director Shanel Robinson. “Just drive up and get vaccinated. It’s that easy.”

About 25 minutes from Montgomery, the Rutgers Plaza in Somerset (Franklin), is at 940 Easton Ave alongside John F. Kennedy Boulevard, hosting the Stop and Shop and other local stores. Residents who come to be vaccinated should use the Easton Avenue entrance and follow signs to the clinic.


VACCINE APPOINTMENTS AVAILABLE SATURDAY IN MONTGOMERY

The Montgomery Township Health Department is holding a Moderna vaccine clinic this Saturday, May 8, from 9 AM to Noon at the Otto Kaufman Community Center in Montgomery. The clinic is available to everyone aged 18 and older.

“New Jersey is reopening, so now is the time to get yourself vaccinated so you can confidently get back to the people and activities you love,” said Montgomery Health Officer Stephanie D. Carey.

To register for Saturday’s clinic, use the health department’s online sign-up form or call 908-359-8211 x2400. If you haven’t already, also sign up on the New Jersey vaccine scheduling system.