NPCOVID19 11/20/20 Evening Update from Mayor Al Morgan

 

We have 7 new COVID-19 cases reported to us from the Board of Health:

  • 6 new adult cases
  • 1 new school aged case (NPMS)

We are grateful for 1 more recovered today bringing our total to 48 active cases in New Providence (all non- LTC). There are currently no Long Term Care (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.

We will continue to keep you updated as we receive confirmed information.

The most recent NPCOVID19 case statistics for the borough can be found on the borough website at: https://www.newprov.org/download/Board%20of%20Health/coronavirus_information/Coronavirus-Cases.pdf

The cases in New Providence and our surrounding communities are continuing to climb. The Westfield Department of Health is keeping a close eye on the cases in their jurisdiction and urge people that are not feeling well to stay home, self-isolate and get tested. The Kean University testing site is open Mon/Wed/Fri from 9am-4pm by appointment through https://ucnj.org/covid19/testing/drive-in-kean-location/  or by calling 908-518-4307. This site is administering a 3-in-1 test that screens for COVID-19, Flu-A and Flu-B.

Please follow all CDC safety protocols outlined here:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

From the NJ COVID-19 Information Hub:

“This Thanksgiving Stay Safe”

https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/slowing-the-spread/how-can-i-safely-host-or-attend-thanksgiving-or-other-holiday-celebrations?utm_campaign=20201120_nwsltr_b&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

  • Celebrate Thanksgiving with members of your own household only
  •  If you do gather with other households, keep plans as small as possible
  •  College students returning home should quarantine for 14 days before interacting with family members and should consider getting tested before leaving campus
  • Families are discouraged from taking residents out of long-term care facilities for holiday celebrations

Additional tips, resources and more 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/

Please be safe, keep well, and stay strong. We will get through this. Pioneer Strong! Enjoy the weekend! The weather forecast looks great! Try to get outdoors if you can, take in some fresh air and vitamin D!

– Mayor Al Morgan

 

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