NPCOVID19 12/11/20 Friday Night Update from Mayor Al Morgan:

We have 3 new Covid-19 cases in our community reported to us from the Board of Health, and 5 new recoveries. Our current total active cases in New Providence is 42 (37 non-LTC and 5 LTC).

Here is a breakdown of our current cases:

  •  1 New Adult Case
  • 2 New Child Cases:
    • 1 NPHS
    • 1 NPMS
  • 5 Recovered
  • 37 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 160 positive COVID-19 cases since October 1st:

  • October – 12 Cases
  • November – 99 Cases
  • December (1st-11th) – 51 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

Please continue to follow all CDC safety protocols outlined here:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

COVID-19 TESTING:

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/

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/health/cd/topics/covid2019_vaccination.shtml

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/

Happy Hanukkah to our families, friends, and to our neighbors who celebrate!

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

– Mayor Al Morgan

New Providence