The don't partake in social gatherings directive hasn't yet sunk in with certain individuals. Lakewood Police responded to a large gathering Wednesday for what turned out to be a funeral where between 60 and 70 people were assembled.

Many people and groups across Ocean County have been hunkering down and staying home, but others have not and are being criminally charged for violating Governor Murphy's executive order. Ocean County Public Health Coordinator Dan Regenye says one of the reasons social distancing is so important is to prevent exposure of the virus.

Monmouth County Freeholders have taken an initiative to help restaurants offering take-out and delivery services stay open as a result of closures during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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