More than 100 N.J. nursing homes have had coronavirus outbreaks since summer as crisis continues

The coronavirus devastated New Jersey’s nursing homes this spring, killing thousands of residents and prompting a raft of measures to better protect the state’s most vulnerable population.

Since that time, long-term care facilities say they have stockpiled personal protective equipment. They’ve developed protocols for testing residents and staff and isolating those who are sickened. Visitors continue to be limited by state regulators, amid fears the virus will be reintroduced as families reunite with their loved ones.

Yet despite those precautions, the coronavirus continues to creep into the state’s nursing homes, assisted-living centers and other senior facilities, even among those that managed to eradicate their original outbreaks, Department of Health data shows.

Across New Jersey, at least 102 long-term care facilities saw new outbreaks this summer or fall after being declared COVID-19 free, according to a review by NJ Advance Media. Included in those were 11 facilities in which residents or

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Northeast Florida real estate market shows healthy gains this summer

For the Times-Union

The real estate market in Northeast Florida is thriving. Record low interest rates are motivating buyers while limited homes available for sale and price appreciation are providing sellers with a unique opportunity to maximize their homes’ value and earn more profit. During the month of August, 26 percent of homes in Northeast Florida sold over list price.

“In my nearly 20 years in the business, I have never seen a market like the one we have been experiencing since June,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty President and CEO Christy Budnick. “We are experiencing a fast-paced market with multiple offers on homes for sale in all price categories.”

Realtor Zack Williams received seven offers on his Montclair Drive listing, which went under contract in three days and sold for $5,000 over the $365,000 listing price. There were eight offers for Realtor Sarah Rothstein’s listing on Invermere

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Jacksonville real estate market shows healthy gains this summer

The real estate market in Northeast Florida is thriving. Record low interest rates are motivating buyers while limited homes available for sale and price appreciation are providing sellers with a unique opportunity to maximize their homes’ value and earn more profit. During the month of August, 26 percent of homes in Northeast Florida sold over list price.



diagram: Shown is the outdoor living area at 3751 Montclair Drive in Jacksonville. Listed by Realtor Zackery Williams, the home received seven offers, went under contract in three days and sold for $5,000 over the $365,000 listing price.


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Shown is the outdoor living area at 3751 Montclair Drive in Jacksonville. Listed by Realtor Zackery Williams, the home received seven offers, went under contract in three days and sold for $5,000 over the $365,000 listing price.

“In my nearly 20 years in the business, I have never seen a market like the one we have been experiencing since June,” said Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Network Realty President and CEO Christy Budnick. “We are experiencing a fast-paced market with multiple offers on homes for sale in

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