NPCOVID19 8/18/20 9am Update from Mayor Al Morgan:
Total Reported NP Cases non/LTC: 99
Recovered non/LTC: 92
Current NP Active Cases non/LTC: 0
Total NP Deaths non/LTC: 7
7 – newly reported non-LTC cases in New Providence, all recovered
0 – Active Cases in New Providence
0 – New Deaths
We are very concerned to learn about 7 newly reported COVID-19 cases from the Board of Health, all non-Long Term Care (non-LTC), no new LTC cases. All of these newly reported cases are no longer active cases because they are thankfully all recovered. It is important to note that due to the lag in receiving confirmed cases, the individuals may have recovered and are free of symptoms by the time we receive the report. Although this is very good news, the lag time in reporting and difficulty with individuals cooperating with contact tracers, our community may have been unknowingly exposed, which is extremely concerning to us. It is IMPERATIVE and incumbent upon every one of us to adhere to the self quarantine protocols when traveling anywhere designated by the state. Please work with contact tracers and return all calls. Private information is never disclosed and could help to keep us all safe.
Please let this all serve as a very serious reminder that this virus is still here and we have to be vigilant. Please be sure to continue to socially distance, be sure to wear face coverings where required, wash your hands and sanitize surfaces as often as you can, and follow all CDC safety protocols outlined here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
Please be sure to self quarantine as required if you visit ANYWHERE designated by the state as requiring post-trip quarantining. Please keep our lost and their families in your thoughts and prayers. We will continue to keep you updated as we receive confirmed information. We will get through this if everyone does their part!
To find COVID-19 testing locations please visit here: covid19.nj.gov/testing
Be safe, keep well, and stay strong. We will get through this. Pioneer Strong!
– Mayor Al Morgan