We hope everyone who celebrated, had a very nice Christmas, Boxing Day, and 1st day of Kwanzaa.
We have 10 new Covid-19 cases in our community reported to us from the Board of Health since noon Thursday 12/24 through Saturday 12/26. We thankfully have 9 recovered. Our current total active cases in New Providence is 47 (44 non-LTC cases and 3 LTC cases).
Here is a breakdown of our current cases:
- 10 New Adult Cases:
- 9 new non-LTC
- 1 new LTC (LH Indep Living)
- 9 Recovered non- LTC Adults
- 47 Total Active Cases:
- 44 non-LTC
- 3 LTC
*One correction: the one new child case reported on Wednesday 12/23 as not being from NP schools is from Salt Brook School. NP Schools sent a letter to inform parents.
New Providence has had a total of 230 positive COVID-19 cases since October 1st:
- October – 12 Cases
- November- 99 Cases
- December (1st-26th) – 119 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 be safe during this holiday season. You are considered a close contact if you have been within six feet of someone with a positive test result for more than 10 minutes at least two days before their positive test if you didn’t have any symptoms, or two days before your first symptom appeared. The safest way to celebrate the holidays is at home with the people who live with you. Spending time with family and friends that do not live in your house increases the chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. 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
Please continue to follow all CDC safety protocols outlined here:
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:
Support Services are available in Union County for residents who are experiencing anxiety or stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic:
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/
Wishing our friends, families, and neighbors who are celebrating, a very Joyous Kwanzaa!
Enjoy the weekend! Stay safe, keep well, and be strong. We will get through this. Pioneer Strong!
– Mayor Al Morgan