NPCOVID19 12/08/20 Tuesday Update from Mayor Al Morgan


We have 9 new Covid-19 cases in our community reported to us from the Board of Health today. Our current total active cases in New Providence is 44 (39 non-LTC and 5 LTC). Here is a breakdown of our current cases:


– 7 New Adult Cases:

         – 6 Adult non-LTC Cases

         – 1 Adult LTC case at Independent Living at Lantern Hill

– 2 New Child Cases:

          – 1 Preschool Aged

          – 1 High School Aged (not NPHS) 

– 0 New Recoveries

– 39 Active non-LTC Cases

– 5 Active LTC Case


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


We wish all a speedy recovery! Please keep our lost, afflicted, their families, all of our dedicated first responders, emergency management, medical personnel, and essential workers in your thoughts and prayers.


New Providence has had a total of 153 positive COVID-19 cases since October 1st:


     October – 12 Cases


     November – 99 Cases


     December (1st – 8th)- 42 Cases


The most recent NPCOVID19 case statistics for the borough can be found on the borough website at:



In preparation for the arrival of COVID-19 vaccines to New Jersey, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 207, which automatically enrolls residents who choose to receive a COVID-19 vaccine into the state’s existing vaccine registry. The Governor’s Executive Order changes inclusion into the New Jersey Immunization Information System from an opt-in to an opt-out program for residents who elect to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. That group of residents will be automatically enrolled into the system, and will then be permitted to opt-out of the registry 30 days after the public health emergency expires. Currently, all individuals born on or after January 1, 1998 are automatically enrolled in the registry, unless they opt-out of the registry. Any individual born prior to January 1, 1998 can elect to opt-in to the registry. A copy of Executive Order No. 207 can be found here:


Our numbers are climbing. Please be extra vigilant. While we wait for the vaccine, please do not let your guard down. Mask up. Social distance. Wash your hands. Sanitize surfaces. Avoid gatherings and any unnecessary travel. Please follow all CDC safety protocols outlined here:



If you have not already done so, please consider downloading the New Jersey Free COVID Alert NJ Exposure Notification app at: 



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. 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


Resources and additional information are available on the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub at, and on our borough website under the COVID-19 tab at


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

– Mayor Al Morgan

New Providence