NPCOVID19 01/14/21 Thursday Update from Mayor Al Morgan

 

 

***PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR THE VACCINE: https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/

 

***Union County – COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule: Union County opened their online registration system at https://ucnjvaccine.org/ for those eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Please note the registration system will only log those who are eligible to receive the vaccination. Those who are ineligible to receive vaccinations will not be allowed to pre-register, and must wait until they are eligible. The County is offering the Moderna vaccine.

Those who are eligible to receive the vaccine include 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, and also sworn law enforcement personnel and fire professionals. The Governor also has included residents 65 and above, and ages of 16-64 with medical conditions, as defined by the CDC, that increase the risk of severe illness from the virus.

The County’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic is located at Downs Hall at Kean University in Union, and is currently open five days a week from 3-7 p.m. Once more vaccines are available, the County is planning to offer the COVID-19 vaccine in different areas of the County. Please keep checking their site for openings and updates. For more information please visit

https://ucnjvaccine.org/ or call 908-518-5620.

 

NPCOVID19 REPORT:

We have 4 new Covid-19 cases in our community reported to us from the Board of Health, and thankfully 8 newly recovered.

 

Our current total active cases in New Providence is 40 non-LTC cases and 0 LTC cases.

 

Here is a breakdown of our current cases:

 

– 4 New Adult non-LTC Cases

 

– 0 New Child Cases

 

– 8 New Recovered

 

– 40 Total Active Cases:

           – 40 non-LTC

           – 0 LTC

 

New Providence has had a total of 321 positive COVID-19 cases since October 1st:

 

October – 12 Cases

 

November- 99 Cases 

 

December – 150 Cases

 

January (1st – 14th) – 60 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

 

VACCINE INFORMATION:

Please register here for the vaccine: https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/

 

If you are eligible to receive the vaccine, please register for an appointment to get vaccinated at https://ucnjvaccine.org/, or at one of the designated sites:

https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/covid-19-vaccine-locations-for-eligible-recipients

 

Effective today, Thursday, January 14th 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. For more information please visit http://www.ucnj.org/vaccination or call 908-518-5620. 

 

For additional vaccine information please visit: https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_vaccination.shtml

 

We will continue to keep you updated as we receive confirmed information. 

 

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

 

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

 

CDC UPDATE:

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

https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0112-negative-covid-19-air-passengers.html?fbclid=IwAR1EqiLCCmQhWJMLXVWTcjfecWxaHuV0eQaDPiLnFOUFFpYnw-7EySCYpvo

 

COVID-19 TESTING:

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). 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:

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/

 

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: 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”- (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 https://covid19.nj.gov/, and on our New Providence Borough website under the COVID-19 tab at https://www.newprov.org/information-and-resources/

 

SUPPORT LOCAL – SHOP NP

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