As of late last night, we have 1 new COVID-19 case in New Providence reported to us from the Board of Health. (Please note: All cases are inclusive of cases communicated to the schools by the New Providence Board of Education that have been contact traced). Contact tracing has been completed on this new case. As of this morning, we currently have 17 total active cases in the Borough, all non-LTC. There are currently no LTC cases, and thankfully no new deaths. We wish all a speedy recovery! Please continue to keep our lost, afflicted, and their families in your thoughts and prayers.
Cases are continuing to rise here in New Providence, in our surrounding communities, across the county, and across the state. The State reported 3,877 new cases as of yesterday – 357 of those were in Union County. We urge you to please stay at home and self isolate if you are not feeling well, wear a mask, socially distance, wash hands often and thoroughly, continue to sanitize surfaces, and answer the call if the Public Health Nurse contacts you. This virus is very contagious. If you have ANY symptoms, or just not feeling well, please self isolate, call your doctor, and get tested. Please continue to be vigilant and please talk with your children and families about taking extra precautions. Please follow all CDC safety protocols outlined here:
We will continue to keep you updated as we receive confirmed information.
This pandemic has been so hard on so many of us. If you need help, there are many resources available to you:
If you are struggling financially, please contact our Community Service Association of New Providence (CSA) for help and guidance at (908) 665-8254. Calls are completely confidential. For more information please email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.CSANewProvidence.org
Visit http://njhelps.org/ to see if you’re eligible and apply for help with food assistance, cash assistance, and health insurance.
An increased number of families are experiencing economic hardship & food insecurity as a result of the pandemic. NJ’s SNAP program can help families bridge the gap & get assistance to buy the food they need. Learn about NJ SNAP and how to apply: https://www.njsnap.gov
For families facing financial hardship from the pandemic or for any reason, there is support. NJDCA offers several assistance programs, including LIHEAP, which helps with heating costs that rise as temps come down. Check your eligibility and apply at: https://buff.ly/34yBr4G. Enrollment is now open and available online: bit.ly/DCAIDportal
For Eligibility: nj.gov/dca/dcaid
Times of crisis can pose an additional threat to those suffering from domestic violence. If you or someone you know is suffering, call the domestic violence hotline at 1 800 572 SAFE (7233). All calls are confidential.
If you or someone you love is struggling with mental health, help is available. Please call NJMentalHealthCares at 1-866-202-HELP (4357), or text NJHOPE to 51684. For more information or to find out how you can help, please contact Mental Health Association in New Jersey at (973) 571-4100
Additional resources and information are available to our residents on the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub at https://covid19.nj.gov/, and on our borough website under the COVID-19 tab at https://www.newprov.org/information-and-resources/
The most recent COVID-19 case statistics for the borough can be found here: https://www.newprov.org/download/Board%20of%20Health/coronavirus_information/Coronavirus-Cases.pdf
Be safe, keep well, stay strong, and wear your mask. We will get through this. Pioneer Strong!
– Mayor Al Morgan