NPCOVID19 01/18/21 Monday Update from Mayor Al Morgan

 

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. lived his life serving others. Thank you to our New Providence Diversity Committee, friends, neighbors and volunteers for putting together and delivering care packages to our neighbors at our senior living facility at Barabash Manor today. The packages included face masks, hand sanitizer, snacks and other essentials. Members of the New Providence Diversity Committee, and many friends, neighbors, and volunteers also donated food and service to Our Lady of Peace Church Sandwich Drive and also to the CSA, community food drive. Thank you to all who organized, participated, donated, and contributed. Thank you also to everyone who participated in other acts of service today in our community. It was truly heartwarming to see our children and families helping, and serving our most vulnerable. Pioneer spirit at its finest! Thank you New Providence! (Photos posted with permission)

 

 

NPCOVID19 REPORT:

We have 1 new Covid-19 case in our community reported to us from the Board of Health, and 7 newly recovered.

 

Our current total active cases in New Providence is 33 non-LTC cases and 0 LTC cases.

 

Here is a breakdown of our current cases:

 

– 1 New Adult non-LTC Case

 

– 0 New Child Cases

 

– 7 New Recovered

 

– 33 Total Active Cases:

– 33 non-LTC

– 0 LTC

 

New Providence has had a total of 333 positive COVID-19 cases since October 1st:

 

October – 12 Cases

 

November- 99 Cases

 

December – 150 Cases

 

January (1st – 18th) – 72 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:

We completely understand the frustration with obtaining the vaccine. Hopefully the vaccine will become more readily available in the coming weeks and we will be able to get more vaccinations for our community. Union County is looking at ways to offer mobile vaccine clinics similar to the mobile testing sites they have been offering, as well as working on plans to administer to the senior population, but the county has many obstacles to overcome including the availability of the vaccine. Please rest assured that we are doing all we can to help get everyone who is eligible vaccinated as soon as possible. We are working closely with our State, County, and local officials, and with the Board of Health. We will continue to keep you updated.

 

In the meantime, if you have not done so already, please register for the vaccine here:https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/

 

Please keep checking the Union County Vaccine site for vaccine availability: https://ucnjvaccine.org/

 

Please also keep checking here for locations with available vaccine appointments:

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

 

For more information please visit http://www.ucnj.org/vaccination and https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_vaccination.shtml

 

We will continue to keep you updated as we receive confirmed information. The COVID-19 Information and Updates tab on the Borough website has been updated to include a separate section for Vaccination Information: https://www.newprov.org/covid-19-vaccination-information/.

 

For more NPCOVID19 information please visit and reference the following Borough website sub-pages with COVID-19 information:

 

*         Case Statistics                                                           https://www.newprov.org/case-statistics/

 

*         Vaccination Information                                         https://www.newprov.org/covid-19-vaccination-information/

 

*         Covid-19 Websites and Resources                        https://www.newprov.org/information-and-resources/

 

*         Covid-19 Business Information                             https://www.newprov.org/covid-19-business-updates/

 

*         Press Releases & Updates                                      https://www.newprov.org/press-releases/

 

*         Testing Sites                                                              https://www.newprov.org/testing-sites/

 

*         Covid-19 Videos                                                      https://www.newprov.org/covid-19-videos/

 

*         Covid-19 Mental Health Resources                      https://www.newprov.org/covid-19-mental-health-resources/

 

*         Mayor & Council Covid-19 Updates                    https://www.newprov.org/mayor-and-council-updates/

 

 

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 be diligent and 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:

For Union County Free Testing please visit: https://ucnj.org/covid19/testing/walk-up-locations/ or try: 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