NPCOVID19 12/14/20 Monday Update from Mayor Al Morgan

 

It is with a very heavy heart to share with you the sad passing of our beloved Teresa Nell. Teresa was the heart and soul of our EMS and of our community. She made our EMS feel like home, and members like family. She was so kind and so genuinely compassionate. We are so grateful for her good service to our community and will miss her dearly. Our most heartfelt sympathies are with her family. May she Rest In Peace.

 

We have 6 new Covid-19 cases in our community reported to us from the Board of Health, and 2 recoveries. Our current total active cases in New Providence is 46 (42 non-LTC cases and 4 LTC cases).

 

Here is a breakdown of our current cases:

 

– 5 New Adult Cases

– 1 New Child Case:

– 1 NPMS Student

– 2 Recovered:

– 1 non-LTC

– 1 LTC Lantern Hill Indep Living

– 46 Total Active Cases:

– 42 Active non-LTC Cases

– 4 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. Please also remember Teresa Nell and keep her friends and family in your thoughts and prayers.

 

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

 

New Providence has had a total of 169 positive COVID-19 cases since October 1st.

 

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, 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:

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 neighbors who celebrate!

 

As we prepare for the storm heading our way Wednesday, please stay up to date on the weather forecast and prepare for bad weather. For more information on how to prepare for winter storms please visit http://ready.nj.gov/?fbclid=IwAR0af4wHT-IOetjGzlj5Czqzd0ZVsSQ8xClikpbcoqoDByqOVbCffWhQYPI

 

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

– Mayor Al Morgan

 

New Providence