We have 2 new adult Covid-19 cases in our community reported to us from the Board of Health. Our current total active cases in New Providence is 44 (39 non-LTC and 5 LTC). Here is a breakdown of our current cases:
- 2 New Adult Cases
- 39 Total Active non-LTC Cases
- 5 Total 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 157 positive COVID-19 cases since October 1st:
December (1st – 10th)- 48 Cases
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 self isolate and get tested.
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/
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:
NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In anticipation of a COVID-19 vaccine, the NJ Department of Health is working with other state, federal, and local agencies to plan for a fast and equitable distribution of a vaccine to all New Jersey communities. It is the goal of the Department of Health to make COVID-19 vaccination available to all who live, work, and/or are educated in New Jersey. For more information please visit: https://www.nj.gov/…/cd/topics/covid2019_vaccination.shtml
Happy Hanukkah to all our families, friends, and neighbors who celebrate! Be safe, keep well, and stay strong. We will get through this. Pioneer Strong!