BERKELEY, NJ — There’s a lot of news to keep up with right now — locally, nationally and worldwide. Here’s a recap of coronavirus updates in Berkeley.


The Ocean County Health Department has reported 671 coronavirus cases in Berkeley as of Friday morning — an increase of 25 since Berkeley Patch’s last update June 5. The OCHD has reported one more death in the last week in Berkeley, bringing the death toll to 87 people.

The health department counted 43 new cases Thursday, bringing Ocean County to 9,091 cases and 803 deaths.

(Ocean County Health Department)
(Ocean County Health Department)

The State has reported the following in Berkeley longterm-care facilities as of Friday:

  • Crystal Lake Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center: 73 cases and 25 deaths among residents, 49 cases among staff

  • Tallwoods Care Center: 21 cases and two deaths among residents, 10 cases among staff


Urgent Care Now in Lanoka Harbor and Toms River have coronavirus testing available for all Berkeley Township residents. Patients must show a driver’s license or government-issued ID showing a Berkeley address. MORE.

Ocean County drive-thru testing takes place at Ocean County College in Toms River on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Patients must meet the following requirements to get tested:

  • You must be an Ocean County resident and have identification.

  • You must have a healthcare practitioner script.

  • You must make an online appointment at

  • You must be symptomatic.

Rite Aid on Mule Road in Toms River now offers coronavirus testing. MORE.

Hackensack Meridian Urgent Care can test whether patients were previously infected with the coronavirus. Hackensack Meridian’s urgent care centers began antibody testing May 2. Nearby locations include Forked river and Toms River.

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Recent Updates:

  • Berkeley Township officials created a temporary process for restaurants to expand outdoor seating. The township will offer outdoor “café permits” for when the state lifts its coronavirus ban on outdoor dining Monday. MORE.

  • Central Regional High School will hold three graduation ceremonies. The events will take place July 8 with a rain date of July 9. MORE.

  • The Berkeley Recreation Department’s summer camp is on for this year. Camp will take place from July 6 to Aug. 14. MORE.

Here’s what else you should know:

Read more: NJ Coronavirus, Reopen Updates: Here’s What You Need To Know

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