NPCOVID19 12/02/20 Wednesday Update by Mayor Al Morgan

 

Tonight we have 1 new case in our community reported to us from the Board of Health, and 1 recovered. We have one revision from yesterday’s count: 1 of the adult cases was in the independent living section of Lantern Hill, so we do have 1 active LTC case. The revision is reflected in today’s COVID chart.

 

Here is a breakdown of our current cases:

 

– 1 New child case (NPHS student)

– 1 Recovered

– 30 Active non-LTC

– 1 Active LTC

 

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 105 positive COVID-19 cases since November 1st. We currently have 30 active non-LTC cases and 1 active LTC case.

 

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, 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:  

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/

 

Be safe, keep well, and stay strong. We will get through this. Pioneer Strong!

– Mayor Al Morgan

 

 

New Providence