***PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR THE VACCINE: https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/
We have 6 new Covid-19 cases in our community reported to us from the Board of Health, and thankfully another 10 more newly recovered. Our current total active cases in New Providence as of last night, Thursday 1/7/21, is 33 non-LTC cases and 0 LTC cases.
Here is a breakdown of our current cases:
– 3 New Adult non-LTC Cases
– 3 New Child Cases:
– 3 NPHS Students
– 10 New Recovered non-LTC
– 35 Total Active Cases:
– 35 non-LTC
– 0 LTC
New Providence has had a total of 287 positive COVID-19 cases since October 1st:
October – 12 Cases
November- 99 Cases
December – 150 Cases
January (1st – 7th) – 26 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
Please register for the vaccine here: https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/
Union County began to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to people in Phase 1A in accordance with state guidelines. Health care personnel, as defined by the New Jersey Department of Health, who are eligible to receive the vaccine, must make an appointment through the County’s registration system. For more information about who qualifies under phase 1A or to make an appointment please visit http://www.ucnj.org/vaccination.
Phase 1A includes:
- Paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials and long-term care residents and staff.
- Sworn law enforcement personnel and fire professionals from Phase 1B.
More vaccine information can be found here: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_vaccination.shtml
We will continue to keep you updated as we receive confirmed information.
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 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/
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, please 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)
ADDITIONAL 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