NPCOVID19 11/20/20 Update from Mayor Al Morgan

 

Good Morning New Providence. This morning we have 6 new adult COVID-19 cases reported to us from the Board of Health as of last night:

  • 5 new adult cases
  • 1 school-aged case (not in district)

We are thankful for 5 additional recoveries bringing our total to 42 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.

 

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. David Miceli, mentioned at last night’s Board of Education meeting that although our region has entered the High Risk Zone, The Westfield Board of Health feels that New Providence Schools are still able to remain in the Hybrid model for now although the situation will be re-evaluated after Thanksgiving. Additionally, with the winter high school seasons being pushed back, the Department of Health (DOH) has also said that community sports teams should not be using the school gyms at this time in an effort to help mitigate potential spread.

 

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

 

The most recent COVID-19 case statistics for the borough can be found on the website at: https://www.newprov.org/download/Board%20of%20Health/coronavirus_information/Coronavirus-Cases.pdf

 

  • If you are not feeling well, please stay at home, self isolate, and get tested.

 

  • Please wear a mask, be sure to socially distance, wash hands often, and continue to sanitize all surfaces.

 

  • Please answer the call if the Public Health Nurse contacts you.

 

  • Please be extra vigilant and talk with your children and families about taking extra precautions.

 

  • Please follow all CDC safety protocols outlined here:

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

 

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/

 

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, and stay strong. We will get through this. Pioneer Strong!

– Mayor Al Morgan

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