Good Morning New Providence. I hope everyone had a nice weekend. As of last night we have 4 new cases in our community (all non-LTC) reported to us from the Board of Health, and 6 recovered, bringing our total down to 36 active cases in New Providence. Here is a breakdown of our current cases:
– 4 new adult cases as of Sunday night 11/29
– 6 recovered as of Sunday night 11/29
There are currently no Long Term Care (LTC) cases in our community, and thankfully no new deaths. We wish all a speedy recovery! Please keep our lost, afflicted, their families, all of our first responders, medical personnel, and essential workers in your thoughts and prayers.
New Providence has had 99 positive COVID-19 cases since November 1st.
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 only definitive way to know if you have COVID-19 is by getting tested. Testing is available to all Union County residents who wish to be tested, whether or not experiencing symptoms. It is free of charge, regardless of whether you have insurance or not. Beginning November 30, Kean University will be open for testing Monday-Wednesday-Friday 9:00am-4:00pm and Thursdays 9:00am-2:30pm by appointment. Additionally, check the Union County COVID-19 website for the location of walk-up locations throughout the county. For additional information about testing and locations, please call 908-518-4307 or visit https://ucnj.org/covid19/testing/walk-up-locations/
Please follow all CDC safety protocols outlined here:
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/
If you would like to and are able, the weekly Sandwich Drive welcomes your help and/or contributions. Sandwiches will be collected today (Monday 11/30) at OLP outside Parish Hall between 1pm-2pm, and at the William Paca Club between 1pm-2pm. Sandwiches will also be made at the William Paca Club today between 1pm-2pm if you would like to help make and pack sandwiches. The William Paca Club is located at 1 William Paca Place off of Livingston Ave. Sandwiches can also be directly dropped off to Mike Savage at 40 Morehouse Place. We would like to thank Mike and all the dedicated volunteers and generous contributors for helping our friends and neighbors in need during these challenging times at the Salvation Army in Plainfield, St John’s Soup Kitchen in Newark, and St Joseph’s Social Center in Elizabeth where all the sandwiches are being delivered. Over 38,000 sandwiches have been donated since March. Thank you for this incredible and continued act of kindness and generosity. Pioneer Spirit at its finest! For more information or to find out how you can help with the Sandwich Drive, please contact Mike Savage at (908)400-6885.
Be safe, keep well, and stay strong. We will get through this. Pioneer Strong!
– Mayor Al Morgan