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 specific,” said Stephanie Silvera, an                                                                         of Fame in 2018.
 infectious disease expert and professor at   Indy Author Day at Bridgeton Library                             How Can I Apply for
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 18 and older. Eligible recipients must                                                                        September 8, 2022
 wait at least two months after their last                                                                       This story is being republished under
 COVID-19 shot—whether it was their ini-  “I’m not really more hopeful because   the Profs made 12 trips to the NCAA   a special NJ News Commons content-
 tial vaccination series or a booster.  I think that people are done” worrying   Tournament, reaching the national semi-  sharing agreement. Link to story:
   But experts say the public’s pandemic   about the pandemic, he said. “I mean,   finals three times, which included the   news/2022/09/how-can-i-apply-for-
 guard has never been lower despite the   there’s less precaution now than I think   appearance in the 2002 championship   anchor-the-new-property-tax-relief-pro-
 anticipated spike in cases once the colder   there’s been since this started. There’s   game. Kempf led the Profs to six NJAC   gram.html
 weather hits.                        less impetus to really maintain those pre-  championships, including the program’s   Q. I understand the ANCHOR
   Who should get the updated shot?   cautions. I don’t see it happening.  first in 1998.                      program is replacing the New Jersey
 Nearly everyone, but especially those at   “So I think that we will see a lot more   Kempf, who led Rowan to 17 con-  Homestead Rebate program, which we
 high risk.                           infections. My hope, though, is that they   secutive winning seasons, saw 27 of her   always had to apply for. Can you tell me
   “You don’t have to have had a previ-  will be mild.”                   student-athletes earn All-America hon-  if an application will be sent out? Or is it
 ous booster in order to be eligible for this                             ors and 53 gain All-Region recognition,   automatic? If there is an application, do
 one,” Silvera said. “You just have to have   Kempf Named Honorary        while a total of 77 Profs were named   you know when it will be mailed out to
 completed your original sequence and be                                  All-Conference performers in the New   us?          —Homeowner
 fully vaccinated, whether that was the   Member of a National            Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC).     A. You’re correct that the ANCHOR
 J&J (Johnson & Johnson) one shot or   Coaches Association                   She swept the coaching awards in   program will be replacing the
 the Pfizer, Moderna two-shot regimen.”  Vineland native Penny Kempf, Rowan   2002 as she was named the NFHCA   Homestead Rebate. That’s short for the
   “Like any previous shot, you want to   University associate athletic director   National Coach of the Year, as well as the   Affordable New Jersey Communities
 make sure that those who are considered   and senior women’s administrator, was   Coach of the Year for the South Atlantic   for Homeowners and Renters, and is
 at highest risk for severe outcome get   recently named to the inaugural class of   Region Coach of the Year and the NJAC.   supposed to provide rebates for up to
 vaccinated,” she added. “So if you are   Honorary Members by the National Field   Additionally, Kempf earned the confer-  two million taxpayers with an average
 somebody who is over the age of 50. If   Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA).  ence’s Coach of the Year award in 1998   payout of $971. It includes homeowners
 you are somebody who has a preexisting    The 13-member class includes former   and 2009.                     and tenants.
 medical condition or risk factor. If you’re   coaches, administrators and supporters   Kempf is ranked ninth among all-time   The program will provide credits
 immunocompromised.”                  who paved the way for the sport and the   Division III coaches with a 75.7 winning   of up to $1,500 to taxpayers with 2019
   Silvera also recommends caregivers   NFHCA. Kempf, who was inducted into   percentage. She served on the NCAA   gross incomes up to $150,000, and
 and close relatives of those who are at   the NFHCA Hall of Fame in 2021 is part   Division III Field Hockey Committee and   $1,000 for those with gross incomes
 high risk consider receiving the booster.  of the group that consists of NFHCA Hall   is a past chair for the national committee   between $150,000 and $250,000.
   As people head back indoors with the   of Fame members, former coaches, board   and the South Atlantic Region.   Tenants also can qualify for $450 with
 weather turning colder, we’re all at some   members, athletic administrators and   An All-American in field hockey   gross income up to $150,000. Benefits
 risk of catching the coronavirus, experts   umpires.                     and lacrosse at TCNJ, Kempf will be   are expected to be paid out by May
 say.                                   Kempf coached the Rowan field     inducted into the TCNJ Athletics Hall of   2023, she said.
   When should you get the shot? As   hockey team for 17 years from 1998 to   Fame this October. She was previously   The applications will soon be avail-
 soon as possible, according to experts.  2014. She compiled a 253-81 overall   inducted into the Rowan Athletics Hall   able.
   “I would urge people, if you are eli-  record, for the most wins in school his-                               “ANCHOR applications will be
 gible now, go ahead and get it,” Silvera   tory and led the Profs to the 2002 NCAA   Supportive Services for   mailed on a rolling basis between
 said.                                Championship, marking the only title   Veteran Families                  September 12 and 30 and will be avail-
   Experts are confident in the new   in the program to date, as that squad                                    able online in the coming weeks,” said
 booster. They recommend everyone—    completed the year with a perfect 21-0   A program called Supportive     a spokeswoman for the state Treasury
 regardless of health status—get it, as   record.                           Services for Veterans and Families   Department.
 COVID-19 cases likely will increase in    A member of the NCAA Division    will be available at the Vineland Public   She said those who received the
 the coming months.                   III Field Hockey Committee, Kempf is   Library, 1058 E. Landis Avenue, on   Homestead rebate will be mailed an appli-
   But even with the ease of the shot,   also serving as the tournament director   Tuesday, October 11 from 10:00 – 11:00   cation or sent an email if they requested
 there is concern about turnout.      for the 2022 NCAA Division III Field   a.m. Attendees will learn about the   one last year. When the time comes, you
   Cennimo couldn’t predict what this   Hockey Championships which will be   valuable resources available to veter-  can file electronically or by phone at 877)-
 fall and winter might look like. And, as   hosted by Rowan on November 18-20.   ans and their families. Registration is   658-2972 unless you are required to file a
 always, he worries about flu and other   During her tenure as head coach,   not required. Walk-ins welcome.   paper application.
 viruses circulating alongside COVID-19.
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