COVID Update – April 9, 2020

50 Total Cases

38 Active Cases

5 Deaths

In compliance with federal, state and HIPPA laws, the Borough will not be releasing any personal information about COVID-19 related cases. State Health Department updates and information can be found at

Face coverings at all retail stores:

In response to reports of overcrowding at grocery stores, Governor Murphy said customers and employees alike must now wear masks or other face coverings at all retail businesses that remain open during the coronavirus pandemic. Workers will also be required to wear gloves if they are interacting with customers. Those under age 2 or those with medical reasons for not wearing a face covering are exempt.

Under an executive order issued Wednesday, the Governor also said retail stores must limit occupancy to 50% of their approved capacity, provide designated hours for at-risk shoppers, and erect barriers between customers and cashiers where possible. Also all non-essential construction projects is to cease to help limit the spread of COVID-19. The order will take effect on Friday, April 10, at 8:00 p.m. A copy of Executive Order No. 122 is available here.

Governor Murphy also announced the postponement of the June 2nd Primary Elections until July 7th. More information is available here at

Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order Extending Public Health Emergency in New Jersey an additional 30 days.

We will continue to update you as we receive confirmed information.

Please do no visit family that does not reside with you during these religious holidays. No gatherings. Continue to shelter in and practice all social distancing and prevention protocols. Please visit for more information.

If you would like to participate, please put lights in your windows or outdoors to support our solidarity with our community, first responders, and emergency management team, in the fight against COVID-19. Please join us!

Be well. Stay safe. Be smart. Stay strong and be positive. We will get through this together.

– Mayor Al Morgan

New Providence