News Briefs, April 8

Six Flags Great Adventure and Safari and Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, Jackson, have temporarily suspended operations and will open in mid-May, or as soon as possible thereafter, according to a press release issued March 30.

According to the press release, while there have been no reported cases of COVID-19 at the property, the safety of  guests, team members and animals is always the business’s highest priority.

“We will continue to closely monitor this evolving situation and follow the most current guidance from federal, state and local officials,” park executives said in the press release.

For guests with prepaid tickets, the valid dates have been extended to the end of the 2020 season.

For current 2020 season pass holders, passes will be extended for the number of operating days the park is temporarily closed. Six Flags Great Adventure members will receive a month for each month the park is closed, plus a free membership level upgrade for the rest of the 2020 season and other bonus benefits, as applicable, according to the press release.

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On April 1, MONOC, which has operated mobile intensive care paramedic services and mobile critical care services, ceased operations and transferred ongoing operations to RWJBarnabas Health, Hackensack Meridian Health and CentraState Healthcare System, according to a press release.

As part of this transfer, RWJBarnabas Health and Hackensack Meridian Health will become the providers for advanced life support and paramedic services previously provided by MONOC throughout its service area, which covers much of Monmouth and Ocean counties as well as portions of northern New Jersey.

RWJBarnabas Health will operate advanced life support services in partnership with Hatzolah of Central Jersey Paramedics based in Lakewood.

RWJBarnabas Health will service Howell (south of Interstate 195) and Jackson (south of West Veterans Highway to Bennetts Mills Road, to Aldrich Road).

Hackensack Meridian Health will service Colts Neck (east of Route 34) and Marlboro (north of Gordons Corner Road and Newman Springs Road).

CentraState Healthcare System (provided by RWJBarnabas Health) will service Colts Neck (west of Route 34), Englishtown, Farmingdale, Freehold Township, Freehold Borough, Howell (north of Interstate 195), Manalapan, Marlboro (south of Gordons Corner Road and Newman Springs Road), Millstone Township, Upper Freehold Township and Jackson (north of West Veterans Highway to Bennetts Mills Road, to Aldrich Road).


New Jersey officials have launched a new online portal to connect New Jersey residents with jobs in critical industries responding to COVID-19. The jobs portal is available at

Employers in critical industries should submit information about openings with urgent hiring needs related to COVID19 at

“The jobs portal will give residents who have lost their job or seen their hours reduced an opportunity to get back to work while also providing crucial support to the industries that are on the front lines of fighting this pandemic,” Gov. Phil Murphy said.

Job openings are in industries that are critical to New Jersey’s COVID-19 response, such as grocery stores, shipping and logistics, healthcare, janitorial services, human services and warehousing, according to a press release.

Job openings currently available through the portal are primarily in industries that are central to the state’s COVID-19 response, but going forward the portal will expand to include any businesses that need to tap into New Jersey’s talent resources, according to the press release.