We have 3 new Covid-19 cases in our community reported to us from the Board of Health, and thankfully 15 recovered. Our current total active cases in New Providence is 41 (38 non-LTC cases and 3 LTC cases).
Here is a breakdown of our current cases:
- 3 New Adult Cases non-LTC
- 15 New Recovered non-LTC
- 41 Total Active Cases:
- 38 non-LTC
- 3 LTC
New Providence has had a total of 264 positive COVID-19 cases since October 1st:
- October – 12 Cases
- November- 99 Cases
- December – 150 Cases
- January (1st – 2nd) – 3 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
Staying home is the best way to protect yourself and others. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-during-covid19.html
New Jersey recommends visitors or people returning from states other than New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware to quarantine for 10 days or test negative for COVID-19. Interstate travel is strongly discouraged. Anyone who does leave the state, New Jersey recommends the following:
- A viral (not rapid) test one to three days before the trip and a second three to five after returning
- A 10-day quarantine for anyone who tests positive
- A 7-day quarantine for anyone who tests negative
- A 10-day quarantine for anyone who does not get tested after travel
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
CDC SAFETY PROTOCOLS:
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:
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/
Be safe, keep well, and stay strong. We will get through this! PIONEER STRONG! Happy New Year!
– Mayor Al Morgan