NPCOVID19 12/31/20 Thursday Update from Mayor Al Morgan: 

Happy New Year’s Eve! We have 3 new Covid-19 cases in our community reported to us from the Board of Health, and thankfully 6 more recovered. Our current total active cases in New Providence is 53 (50 non-LTC cases and 3 LTC cases).

Here is a breakdown of our current cases:

  • 3 New Child Cases
    • 2 NPHS students
    • 1 Salt Brook School students
  • 6 New Recovered non-LTC
  • 53 Total Active Cases:
    • 50 non-LTC
    • 3 LTC

New Providence has had a total of 261 positive COVID-19 cases since October 1st:

  • October – 12 Cases
  • November- 99 Cases
  • December (1st-31st) – 150 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 not have any updates tomorrow on New Years Day. We will resume updates on Saturday, January 2nd.

CLOSE CONTACT:
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.

CELEBRATING:
The safest way to celebrate the New Year is at home with the people who live with you. Please consider this information:

TRAVEL:
Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others.  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html

GATHERINGS:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/holidays.html#considerations

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2Findex.html https://www.cdc.gov/flu/Index.htm

CDC SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
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

SUPPORT SERVICES:

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/

Social distancing, while crucial to stopping the spread of COVID-19, can increase anxiety among children and young adults. NJ’s Mobile Response services provide real-time emergency counseling 24/7. If your child is in crisis, call 1-877-652-7624 to talk to a professional anytime.

RESOURCES and INFORMATION:
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!

Be safe, keep well, and stay strong. We will get through this! PIONEER STRONG! Wishing you a SAFE, HAPPY, and HEALTHY New Year!

– Mayor Al Morgan

New Providence