We have 1 new COVID-19 case in New Providence reported to us from the Board of Health. We currently have 25 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. Governor Murphy is urging all residents to avoid all non-essential interstate travel. Please stay at home and self isolate if you are not feeling well, wear a mask, socially distance, wash hands often, continue to sanitize surfaces, and answer the call if the Public Health Nurse contacts you. 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.
The NJ Department of Health breaks down the spread of COVID-19 into four factors:
- TIME: How long will you be in a place? More time sitting in one place means higher risk.
- SPACE: How much space will be around you? Less space means higher risk.
- PEOPLE: How many people will be around you? More people means higher risk.
- PLACE: What type of place are you going to? Indoor spaces mean higher risk.
Keeping these factors in mind can help you assess your risk while participating in activities. To learn more refer to this guide created by the NJ Department of Health: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/documents/topics/NCOV/COVID_Minimize_Risk.pdf
Resources and additional information are available 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/
Be safe, keep well, and stay strong. We will get through this. Pioneer Strong!
– Mayor Al Morgan