As of last night, we have 6 new COVID-19 cases in New Providence reported to us from the Board of Health. 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 all of these new cases. As of this morning, we currently have 23 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 in New Providence, in our surrounding communities, across the county, and across the state. Two additional states were added to the travel advisory list: Maine and New Hampshire. The list now includes 43 states, Guam and Puerto Rico. With the list now comprising most of the country, Governor Murphy is urging all residents to avoid all non-essential interstate travel. 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 and transmits easily. If you have ANY symptoms, or are 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 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.
NJ’s SNAP program can help families bridge the gap and get assistance to buy food. For more information about NJ SNAP and how to apply please visit https://www.njsnap.gov
For families facing financial hardship from the pandemic or for any reason, NJDCA offers several assistance programs, including LIHEAP, which can help with heating costs. 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, please 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/
Updated NJ Quarantine list of states will be updated on a rolling basis and is accessible here:https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/travel-and-transportation/which-states-are-on-the-travel-advisory-list-are-there-travel-restrictions-to-or-from-new-jersey
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