NP COVID-19 Update – April 8, 2020

48 Total COVID-19 Cases. 5 Deaths. We mourn with our families who have lost a loved one. This is so profoundly sad for our community. Please take a moment to say a prayer for them, for their families, and for our community.

Please continue to shelter in and stay at home. No non-essential outings. No gatherings. CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure. Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance. The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance. Please visit for more information.

Please be aware and advised that phone scams are rampant right now. We are receiving several reports of calls claiming to have stimulus checks but need your personal information to secure it, IRS calls and threats, and several cable service scams going around. Please do not give out any personal information to anyone calling you. Please know that state and government agencies do not call, they send letters. Do not give out any personal information. When in doubt notify the police at (908)665-1111. Only call 911 for emergencies.

Please continue to check in on neighbors, especially our vulnerable and our seniors. Please be safe, be smart, stay strong, and stay positive. We will get through this together.

– Mayor Al Morgan

New Providence