There were no new cases reported to us yesterday (likely due to Thanksgiving Day). Tonight we have 5 new cases in our community (all non-LTC) reported to us from the Board of Health, and 10 recovered, bringing our total down to 31 active cases in New Providence. Here is a breakdown of our current cases:
– 3 new adult cases
– 2 new child cases (not in school)
– 10 recovered
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 104 positive COVID-19 cases since November 1st. We currently have 31 active cases.
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 they are experiencing symptoms. It is free of charge, regardless of whether you have insurance or not. Kean University is 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/
The Union County Mobile Test Unit will be visiting the Borough of New Providence at the New Providence Community Pool at 1378 Springfield Ave, 2pm to 5pm, this Thursday, December 3rd to offer free Covid-19 walk-up tests. No appointment required — registration is done on-site with a mobile phone or tablet. Mask required. Union County residents can visit any walk-up test site. No food, drink, smoking or chewing gum 30 minutes prior. Results under 72 hours. Details are available at http://ucnj.org/walkup
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/
Be safe, keep well, and stay strong. We will get through this. Pioneer Strong!
– Mayor Al Morgan