We have 2 new Covid-19 cases in our community reported to us from the Board of Health. We also have 4 new recoveries to report. Our current total active cases in New Providence is 42 (37 non-LTC and 5 LTC). Here is a breakdown of our current cases:
– 2 New Adult Cases
– 4 New Recoveries
– 37 Active non-LTC Cases
– 5 Active LTC Cases
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.
We will continue to keep you updated as we receive confirmed information.
New Providence has had a total of 155 positive COVID-19 cases since October 1st:
October – 12 Cases
November – 99 Cases
December (1st – 9th)- 44 Cases
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
Cases are continuing to rise in New Providence, in our surrounding communities, across the county, and across the state. The Governor is urging all residents to avoid gatherings and to please avoid all non-essential travel. Please wear a mask, socially distance, wash hands often and thoroughly, continue to sanitize all surfaces, and answer the call if the Public Health Nurse contacts you. This virus is very contagious and transmits easily. If you have ANY symptoms, or are just not feeling well, whether you suspect COVID-19 or not, please do not take a chance, please self isolate, call your doctor, and get tested. The only definitive way to know if you have COVID-19 is by getting tested (please see more information below). Please continue to be vigilant and please talk with your children and families about taking extra precautions. Please follow all CDC safety protocols outlined here:
If you are not feeling well, stay home, self isolate, call your doctor, and get tested! The only definitive way to know if you have COVID-19 is by getting tested.
Testing is available at numerous local locations. Free testing is also a 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 https://ucnj.org/covid19/testing/walk-up-locations/
This pandemic has been hard on so many of us. If you need help, there are many resources available to you:
If you are struggling financially, please contact our Community Service Association of New Providence (CSA) for help and guidance at (908) 665-8254. Calls are completely confidential. For more information please email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their website at www.CSANewProvidence.org
Visit http://njhelps.org/ to see if you are eligible and for help applying for food assistance, cash assistance, and health insurance.
NJ’s SNAP program helps families bridge the gap with assistance buying food. For more information about NJ SNAP and how to apply please visit https://www.njsnap.gov
For families facing financial hardship from the pandemic or for any reason, NJDCA offers several assistance programs, including LIHEAP, which can help with heating costs. Check your eligibility and apply at: https://buff.ly/34yBr4G. Enrollment is available at: bit.ly/DCAIDportal
For Eligibility: nj.gov/dca/dcaid
Times of crisis can pose an additional threat to those suffering from domestic violence. If you or someone you know is suffering, please make the call to the domestic violence hotline at 1 800 572 SAFE (7233). All calls are confidential.
If you or someone you love is struggling with mental health, help is available. Please call NJMentalHealthCares at 1-866-202-HELP (4357), or text NJHOPE to 51684. For more information or to find out how you can help, please contact Mental Health Association in New Jersey at (973) 571-4100.
Additional resources and information are available to our residents on the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub at https://covid19.nj.gov/, and on our New Providence Borough website under the COVID-19 tab at https://www.newprov.org/information-and-resources/
Be safe, keep well, stay strong, be vigilant, and please wear your mask! We will get through this. Pioneer Strong!
– Mayor Al Morgan