We have 8 new Covid-19 cases in our community reported to us from the Board of Health. Our current total active cases in New Providence is 49 (49 non-LTC cases and 0 LTC cases).
Here is a breakdown of our current cases:
– 6 New Adult non-LTC Cases
– 2 Child Cases:
– 1 AWR Student
– 1 HS Student not in district
– 3 Recovered LTC Lantern Hill
– 49 Total Active Cases:
– 49 non-LTC
– 0 LTC
New Providence has had a total of 275 positive COVID-19 cases since October 1st:
October – 12 Cases
November- 99 Cases
December – 150 Cases
January (1st – 4th) – 14 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
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:
Union County will be conducting a walk-up testing site in Berkeley Heights tomorrow, Tuesday, January 5th at the Church of the Little Flower located at 110 Roosevelt Avenue from 2:00pm-5:00pm. For more information about 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.
CDC Managing Stress and Anxiety: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html
It’s OK to Not Feel OK video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NdKb-OtS2iw&feature=youtu.be
The NJ Department of Human Services toll free “warm line”- a resource for people seeking mental health service. The warm line is available 24 hours and has operators in multiple languages. The number is (877) 294-HELP (4357)
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!
– Mayor Al Morgan