NPCOVID19 12/22/20 Tuesday Update from Mayor Al Morgan

 

We have 3 new Covid-19 cases in our community reported to us from the Board of Health. We have 1 recovered. Our current total active cases in New Providence is 39 (39 non-LTC cases and 0 LTC cases).

 

Here is a breakdown of our current cases:

 

– 3 New Adult non-LTC Cases

– 1 Recovered non- LTC Adult

 

– 39 Total Active Cases (all non-LTC)

 

New Providence has had a total of 206 positive COVID-19 cases since October 1st:

 

October – 12 Cases

 

November- 99 Cases

 

December (1st-22st) – 95 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.

 

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:

For Union County free testing please call 908-518-4307 or visit https://ucnj.org/covid19/testing/walk-up-locations/ or https://ucnj.org/covid19/test-finder/

 

NJ COVID-19 Vaccine Information:

https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_vaccination.shtml

 

Additional  support services are available in Union County for residents who are experiencing anxiety or stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic:

https://ucnj.org/press-releases/public-info/2020/03/18/support-available-during-covid-19-outbreak/

 

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/

 

Safety Tips For Gatherings:

During this difficult time, we understand everyone wants to be with family and friends. But being cautious when you interact with others is particularly important as New Jersey is seeing increasing signs of community spread. To ensure we don’t inadvertently spread COVID-19 and needlessly put our loved ones at risk, the NJ Department of Health has offered safety tips for in-person gatherings:

 

* Indoor gatherings pose more risk than outdoor gatherings. Host outdoor activities rather than indoor activities as much as possible.

 

* Ask guests to wear face coverings when they cannot social distance.

 

* Make hand sanitizer available for guests.

 

* Gatherings that last longer pose more risk than shorter gatherings.

 

* Gatherings with more people pose more risk than gatherings with fewer people. Limit numbers of attendees as much as possible.

 

* When hosting activities, do so with people only from your local area as much as possible. Activities with attendees traveling from different locations increase the risk of infection and spread, especially if they are coming from or traveling to a location with higher levels of COVID-19 cases and community spread.

 

* Remind invited guests to stay home if they have been exposed to the virus in the last 14 days, are showing COVID-19 symptoms, or recently travelled to an area or a state with high COVID-19 infection rates.

 

* Limit the number of people handling or serving food—for example, consider identifying one person to serve all food so that multiple people are not handling the serving utensils.

 

* Remind guests to wash their hands before serving or eating food.

 

* Use single-use hand towels or paper towels for drying hands so guests do not share a towel.

 

* Clean and disinfect commonly touched surfaces and any shared items between use when feasible.

 

* Consider keeping a list of guests who attended for potential future contract tracing needs. If you are called by a contact tracer, it’s critical that you answer the call to protect us all. Your help is the key to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and saving lives.

 

For more information about safely gathering and for the most current NJ guidelines, please visit https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/reopening-guidance-and-restrictions/how-can-people-safely-get-together-what-are-the-limits-for-indoor-and-outdoor-gatherings?fbclid=IwAR31-mjdAf5ZhIoJGLXu4L2UVxQ3ZIK9v798b5YxeQ7PEjWPYyZzs3bQQMU#:~:text=Attending%20a%20gathering%2C%20ceremony%2C%20or,the%20following%20limits%20on%20gatherings.&text=General%20indoor%20gatherings%20must%20be,and%20stay%20six%20feet%20apart

 

Stay safe, keep well, and be strong. We will get through this. Pioneer Strong!

– Mayor Al Morgan

New Providence