Update from Mayor Al Morgan
Monday 6/22 6:30pm
We are happy to report no new cases and no new deaths today. It’s a good day in New Providence! We are in good shape!
I hope everyone had a safe and fun weekend. Happy Father’s Day to all our dads and father figures.
Basketball courts are now open, however no organized games are permitted yet. As soon as the Governor gives us the green light on that, we will let you know.
On Thursday, July 2nd indoor dining may resume at 25% capacity. Casinos may reopen operating at 25% capacity. Additional health and safety guidance will be released within the next several days.
Residents of long-term care facilities will be able to have outdoor visits with loved ones in designated outdoor spaces. https://nj.gov/health/legal/covid19/6-19-20_ExecutiveDirectiveNo20-017_StandardsProtocolsVisitorsFacilityStaff.pdf. Prior to transporting a long-term care resident to a designated outdoor space, visitors must be screened for COVID-19 symptoms – including a temperature check – and facilities must follow safety and infection prevention and control measures in order to allow visitation. The directive applies to: dementia care homes, long-term care facilities, pediatric transitional care homes, assisted living residences and programs, and comprehensive personal care homes. Only two visitors will be permitted at a time and must stay six feet apart from the resident. Visitors and residents are required to wear face coverings, and a staff member—wearing a surgical mask—must remain with the resident during the visit. A resident who is suspected or confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 or quarantined for an exposure cannot have visitors. A resident who has tested positive can have visitors after they have met the criteria to discontinue isolation. Facilities must submit an attestation at least 24 hours before they begin outdoor visitation confirming that they have implemented the directive’s requirements, and have a location designated for visitation, sufficient staff and personal protective equipment, and a method to schedule appointments. Facilities are required to communicate the visitor policy to residents, families, staff and others, and must receive informed consent in writing from the resident and visitor that they will comply with the facility’s policies during the visit. As part of the consent form, visitor must agree to notify the facility if they test positive for COVID or have symptoms within 14 days of visiting. https://is.gd/lMwq73
Masks are required everywhere where designated. If you can not wear a mask due to health concerns, please have your doctor documentation with you. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. We are required by law to enforce all state and Governor’s executive orders.
Be well, stay safe, and keep strong! We are one day closer to normalcy. Pioneer Strong!
-Mayor Al Morgan