NPCOVID19 01/13/21 Wednesday Update from Mayor Al Morgan





CDC Expands Negative Test Requirements to all Air Passengers Entering the US:



We have 3 new Covid-19 cases in our community reported to us from the Board of Health, and 2 newly recovered. It is with a very heavy heart to have to report 1 death. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.


Our current total active cases in New Providence remains at 44 non-LTC cases and 0 LTC cases.


Here is a breakdown of our current cases:


– 3 New Adult non-LTC Cases


– 0 New Child Cases


– 2 New Recovered


– 1 New Death


– 44 Total Active Cases:

– 44 non-LTC

– 0 LTC


New Providence has had a total of 317 positive COVID-19 cases since October 1st:


October – 12 Cases


November- 99 Cases


December – 150 Cases


January (1st – 13th) – 56 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:




Please register here for the vaccine:


The Governor announced today that the COVID Vaccine Eligibility Phase 1B expands effective tomorrow, Thursday, January 14th to include individuals older than 65 and individuals between the ages of 16 and 64 with medical conditions defined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  Individuals who are pregnant and those in an immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) from solid organ transplant are also eligible but should follow CDC guidance and first discuss vaccination with their medical provider before receiving the vaccine.


Individuals can get vaccinated by registering for a vaccine on the NJ Vaccine Scheduling System:, or by making an appointment at one of the designated sites:


Phase 1B includes individuals aged 65 and older, and individuals ages 16-64 with medical conditions, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus. These conditions include:

* Cancer

* Chronic kidney disease

* COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)

* Down Syndrome

* Heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, or cardiomyopathies

* Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)

* Severe Obesity (BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)

* Sickle cell disease

* Smoking

* Type 2 diabetes mellitus


For more information please visit or call 908-518-5620.


For additional vaccine information please visit:


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




Please continue to follow all CDC safety protocols outlined here:




Testing at Kean University is on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00am-2:00pm (hours are being scaled back for testing as the County begins to ramp up hours for vaccines). Walk-up testing is available this week in Plainfield (Milt Campbell Field East 3rd St) on Thursday 1/14 10:00am-1:00pm. For information about Union County free testing please call 908-518-4307 or visit or




Support Services are available in Union County for residents who are experiencing anxiety or stress related to the COVID-19 pandemic:


NJ’s Mobile Response services provide real-time emergency counseling 24/7:  1-877-652-7624

If your child is in crisis, please call to talk to a professional anytime.


CDC Managing Stress and Anxiety:


It’s OK to Not Feel OK video:


The NJ Department of Human Services toll free “warm line”- (877) 294-HELP (4357) – is a resource for people seeking mental health service. The warm line is available 24 hours and has operators in multiple languages.



ADDITIONAL RESOURCES and INFORMATION: Additional resources and information are available to our residents on the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub at, and on our New Providence Borough website under the COVID-19 tab at




During these unprecedented times, our local small businesses have suffered so much and need us now more than ever. Our local businesses are the heart of our community and have consistently contributed generously to our many local organizations, youth programs, and community events and activities over the years. They really need us now to help them. Please support our local businesses by keeping it local and SHOP NEW PROVIDENCE.


Be safe, keep well, and stay strong. We will get through this. Pioneer Strong!

– Mayor Al Morgan


New Providence