NPCOVID19 12/15/20 Tuesday Update from Mayor Al Morgan

 

We have 2 new Covid-19 cases in our community reported to us from the Board of Health. Our current total active cases in New Providence is 48 (44 non-LTC cases and 4 LTC cases).

 

Here is a breakdown of our current cases:

 

– 2 New Adult non-LTC Cases

– 48 Total Active Cases:

– 44 Active non-LTC Cases

– 4 Active LTC Cases

 

New Providence has had a total of 171 positive COVID-19 cases since October 1st.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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. Due to the impending winter storm, the Union County COVID-19 Mobile Testing Event that was scheduled on Thursday in Berkeley Heights has been cancelled. 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/

 

WINTER STORM:

In anticipation of the storm that is predicted to affect our area, the New Providence Office of Emergency Management operations are now in effect. Thank you for your cooperation:

 

  1. If you have not already registered to receive important announcements and updates from the borough, please register for Smart 911 here: https://www.smart911.com/smart911/registration/registrationLanding.action?cdnExternalPath=

 

  1. Make sure your phone and electronics are charged and that you have fresh batteries for flashlights.

 

  1. Please  review this emergency preparedness information: https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies.html#About

 

  1. IF YOU LOSE POWER, PLEASE NOTIFY JCP&L:

https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/customer/outages_help/Report_Power_Outages.html

 

IT IS CRITICAL THAT ALL HOME OUTAGES ARE REPORTED TO JCP&L, EVEN IF YOU THINK YOUR NEIGHBORS HAVE REPORTED THE OUTAGE. THEY NEED YOUR INITIAL OUTAGE REPORT AND ALSO THE FOLLOW UP REPAIR STATUS FROM YOU TO ENSURE THAT THEY ADDRESS ALL ISSUES IN OUR TOWN.

 

  1. DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 OR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT REGARDING POWER OUTAGES OR REPAIR STATUS – JCP&L HAS THE MOST ACCURATE AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/outages_help.html

 

  1. USE THE LINKS BELOW to report the following issues during the storm – DO NOT CALL 9-1-1 unless an emergency:

 

–  To Report  A Downed Electrical Wire: https://www.newprov.org/citizen-action-line/#form/18673

 

–  To Report A Downed Tree: https://www.newprov.org/citizen-action-line/#form/18678

 

– To Report A Blocked Road: https://www.newprov.org/citizen-action-line/#form/18679

 

– To Volunteer to Work in the Shelter: https://www.newprov.org/citizen-action-line/#form/18680

 

  1. Check the borough website Home Page – Special Notices for updates: https://www.newprov.org/

 

  1. Stay off the roads and please check on your neighbors.

 

  1. No overnight parking is permitted on borough streets to allow for plowing. Cars not in compliance will be towed at the owner’s expense.

 

Thank you to our New Providence Community Activities Department, our NPPD, our New Providence Volunteer Fire Department, EMS, Club Souren, and all our volunteers for hosting such a wonderful and heartwarming “Santa and Friends” Drive Thru Holiday Event this evening at the Community Pool parking lot. It was great seeing all the kids and sharing some holiday cheer. Thank you to all who came and participated!

 

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

 

Stay safe, keep well, and be strong. Please be sure to charge all of your devices tonight as we brace for this impending storm. We will get through this. Pioneer Strong!

– Mayor Al Morgan

 

New Providence