Update from Mayor Al Morgan

Saturday 6/27 11am

We are happy to report no new cases and no new deaths. We currently only have 1 active non-LTC case in New Providence, and no active LTC cases reported to us. Please continue to keep our lost, afflicted, and their families in your thoughts and prayers.


Schools are planning to re-open this fall with restrictions. The Governor released “The Road Back: Restart and Recovery Plan for Education” outlining plans for New Jersey schools to re-open. School reopenings will include:

-Social distancing

-Face coverings

-Limited capacity


More information will be forthcoming. To read the full plan, please visit here:


The Governor signed an Executive Order allowing for indoor dining, outdoor amusement parks, outdoor water parks, playgrounds, museums, aquariums, libraries, and indoor recreation facilities to reopen on July 2nd – with safeguards in place.


Here is a summary of permitted activities in NJ:

June 15: Child care centers reopened

June 15: Outdoor dining reopened

June 15: Non-essential retail stores reopened for indoor shopping June 15: Motor Vehicle Commission agencies reopened for pick-up and drop-off services only June 15: Libraries reopened for curbside pickup/drop off only June 22: Organized sports activities resumed June 22: Personal care businesses, including barber shops and hair salons, reopened June 22: Swimming pools reopened June 22: Limit on outdoor gatherings increased to 250 people.

June 29: Motor Vehicle Commission agencies reopen road tests and inspections June 29: Indoor portions of retail shopping malls reopen. However, indoor entertainment businesses, like movie theaters or arcades, will remain closed July 2: Casinos reopen July 2: Indoor dining reopens with limited capacity July 2: Outdoor playgrounds, outdoor amusement parks, and outdoor water parks reopen July 2: Museums, libraries, aquariums, and indoor recreational facilities reopen at limited capacity July 3: Limit on outdoor gatherings increases to 500 people (anticipated).

July 6: Youth day camps and summer programs can operate July 6: Modified outdoor graduation ceremonies begin July 7: Motor Vehicle Commission agencies re-open Licensing Centers and Vehicle Centers for processing public transactions


Governor Murphy, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced a joint incoming travel advisory that all individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state. This quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. New Jersey, New York and Connecticut will continually update and publish on their respective websites a list of states to which the new advisory applies. This information will be updated regularly.

The current eight states are:

* Alabama

* Arkansas

* Arizona

* Florida

* North Carolina

* South Carolina

* Texas

* Utah

NJ will update the list of states weekly. Travelers are advised to voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Jersey (essential workers, including truckers and others in transportation, are exempt). If they get tested while in New Jersey, they should self-quarantine until the results come in. If positive, they should self-isolate for 10 days.


For updated COVID-19 testing sites please visit:


JCP&L Summer Storm Reminders:

Report outages either by:

-Calling 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877)


-Clicking the “Report Outage” link on


-Texting “OUT” to 544487


Please immediately report downed wires to 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) or call police department at (908)665-1111. If an emergency please dial 911. Stay away from downed wires, even if you believe they are no longer carrying electricity.  Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled with trees or other debris.  Motorists are cautioned to treat intersections with inoperable traffic signals as four-way stops. JCP&L customers can subscribe to email and text message alert notifications to receive weather updates in advance of major storms and updates on scheduled or extended power outages. Visit to enroll.


Library Update:

New Providence Memorial Library items checked out prior to March 16th are due back by Tuesday, June 30th. They can not be renewed. Please place them in the book returns on either side of the library’s main entrance. The books will stay on your account for 3 business days while they are quarantined, but you will not be charged for those days. Library re-opening information will be forthcoming shortly.


Be well, stay safe, keep strong, and enjoy the weekend! We are one day closer to normalcy. Pioneer Strong!

-Mayor Al Morgan

New Providence