The Top-10 most read, watched Jersey Shore Covid stories of 2020: #6
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Here is the 6th most read Covid article followed by the 6th most watched Covid video on our social media platforms of Facebook and YouTube across 92.7 WOBM, 94.3ThePoint, 105.7TheHawk, the new Beach 104.1 FM and the Shore Sports Network.
6th Most Read Covid Article...18 People In Lakewood Charged With Violating Executive Orders. (19,598 page views), Story Date: April 22, 2020.
There were 18 people in Lakewood on April 22 who were charged with violating Governor Phil Murphy's executive orders including the stay at home order and other ordinances.
The Ocean County Prosecutors Office and Lakewood Police charged Shmuel Hirth, 49, Asher Jacobs, 23, Shmuel Weneintraub, 21, Pinchos Sinsky, 19, Shcomo Rosenfeld, 18, Arych Penstien, 22, Yuhuda Bronspigez, 25, and Rivka Jacobs, 47, with violating the emergency orders.
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and NJSP Colonel Pat Callahan said that Lakewood Police responded to a report of a school that was open in the first block of Drake Road where they found a group of male students at the school who had been given permission to study there by the head of the school, Shmuel Hirth.
Rivka Jacobs is the mother of one of the students, who is a juvenile.
In a separate incident that Tuesday, the Ocean County Prosecutors Office and Lakewood Police charged Yakov Makukha, 40, Pinchos Aron, 25, Miriam Aron, 33, Yehudah Aron, 36, Tziporah Aron, 33, Yaakov Wiesner, Peninah Wiesner, 30, Ephraim Aron, 34, and Shmarya Aron, 20, with violating the emergency orders.
AG Grewal and Colonel Callahan said that Lakewood Police responded to Read Place on a report of a back yard wedding.
Police officers found a van in the driveway which was being occupied by two adults and three children.
The driver told police that she was there for family photos for a wedding.
In the back yard, there was a photographer, Yakov Makukha, photographing a family of six.
Summonses were issued to all of the adults who were present.
In another separate incident, the Ocean County Prosecutors Office and Lakewood Police charged Alexander Ellinson, 64, of Lakewood Tuesday with disorderly conduct.
AG Grewal and Colonel Callahan said that as Lakewood Police and Ocean County Prosecutor’s were investigating a report of a large gathering at a home on 8th Street, Ellinson, a neighbor, pulled up in his SUV and began yelling at police about their actions at his neighbor’s house.
Ellinson then allegedly continued to yell and nearly struck a police officer as he drove away.
Police eventually stopped him and issued a summons.
6th Most Watched Covid Video...Beach And Boardwalk Covid-19 Safety Tips. (2,775 video views), Story Date: July 22, 2020.
The current state of the Covid-19 pandemic as it relates to Ocean County as of July 22 was in a positive trend with a consistent amount of less and less cases being reported on a daily and weekly basis by the Ocean County Health Department.
That's no reason to be complacent for residents in Ocean County or anyone visiting the area.
"We're encouraging residents and visitors to come out and enjoy the outdoors because it's good for their physical, mental and social well-being but if they're going to be coming out, do it responsibly," Ocean County Public Health Coordinator Dan Regenye told 92.7 WOBM News. "If you're in an outdoor environment like the beach, be able to have your socially distancing and be at least 6-feet apart. If you're then going to be coming up onto the boardwalk and using some of the restroom facilities or even some of the food establishments, make sure that you're bringing a mask and covering up."
When you're at the beach and boardwalk, wearing a mask could not only help you but help others around you at that time and when you go home.
"It's good for the individual whether they're a positive case or not," Regenye said. "It (wearing a mask) would help them either way, from spreading it or contracting it. Everybody needs to do their part and take those precautions to protect themselves, their families and more importantly everybody knows somebody who meets the high risk definition whether by age or bay some kind of an underlying health condition. Those are the individuals that we really need to protect and not be so selfish is saying 'Oh, I'm not going to wear this because I'm fine'. It's not about you as a person, it's about the community that we reside in and the people around us that may look perfectly healthy but they may have some kind of underlying health condition."
If that means sacrificing your face tan on the beach and boardwalk, then you'll have to take one for the team and put on a face mask.
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Top-10 Covid Stories Recap:
10th Most Read Covid Article...15 Charged as Ocean County Prosecutors, Lakewood Police Break Up Funeral With 70 People.
10th Most Watched Covid Video....Monmouth County Opens Up Six Free Covid-19 Test Sites.
9th Most Read Covid Article...Ocean County Police Chiefs Monitoring Coronavirus Activity.
9th Most Watched Covid Video...Monmouth County Covid Business & Primary Plans.
8th Most Read Covid Article...Monmouth County Government Declares Local State of Emergency.
8th Most Watched Covid Video...Monmouth County Summer Plan, 'Know Before You Go'.
7th Most Read Covid Article....Ten People Charged As Lakewood Police Break Up Engagement Party.
7th Most Watched Covid Video...What Have We Learned About Covid-19?.