We have 4 new Covid-19 cases in our community reported to us from the Board of Health, and 2 newly recovered.
Our current total active cases in New Providence is 30 (29 non-LTC cases and 1 LTC case).
Here is a breakdown of our current cases:
- 3 New Adult non-LTC Cases
- 1 New Adult LTC Case
- 1 Lantern Hill Indep Living
- 0 New Child Case
- 2 New Recovered
- 30 Total Active Cases:
- 29 non-LTC
- 1 LTC
New Providence has had a total of 371 positive COVID-19 cases since October 1st:
- October – 12 Cases
- November- 99 Cases
- December – 150 Cases
- January (1st – 29th) – 110 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.
FROM UNION COUNTY:
In order to better assist seniors 65 years of age and older, and those who may not have internet access, the Union County Board of County Commissioners announced the opening of a COVID-19 Vaccination Call Center for residents to schedule an appointment.
The Union County COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center will also work to answer questions from residents who need more information regarding the COVID-19 vaccine, and can also help arrange transportation if necessary for residents with a confirmed vaccination appointment. The phone number is 908-613-7VAX (7829), and the hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Within the hotline system, there will be tailored assistance for:
- Seniors over 65 years of age;
- Those in the 18-64 age range with qualifying medical conditions who may lack internet access;
- Residents who need assistance in Spanish;
- Residents who may need assistance with transportation to and from vaccination sites
Those currently eligible to receive the vaccination are individuals ages 65 and older, persons 18-64 with high-risk medical conditions, uniformed police officers, firefighters, health care workers and others identified in Group 1A.
Those wishing to make an appointment online for the Union County Vaccination center may also do so at www.ucnj.org
Please visit and reference the following Borough website sub-pages for more COVID-19 information:
* Case Statistics: https://www.newprov.org/case-statistics/
* NPCOVID19 case statistics chart: https://www.newprov.org/download/Board%20of%20Health/coronavirus_information/Coronavirus-Cases.pdf
* Vaccination Information: https://www.newprov.org/covid-19-vaccination-information/
* Covid-19 Websites and Resources: https://www.newprov.org/information-and-resources/
* 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 Support Resources: https://www.newprov.org/covid-19-mental-health-resources/
* Mayor & Council Covid-19 Updates: https://www.newprov.org/mayor-and-council-updates/
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:
THIS SUNDAY 1/31 DEADLINE:
VALENTINE’S FOR THE TROOPS
The New Providence Recreation Department is joining Radio’s 94.7 in sending Valentine’s Day Cards to US Troops. Now more than ever, our troops need our support. Show your love to our military servicewomen and men by sending them a Valentine’s Day card! Last year, over 30,000 cards were sent… The goal this year is 50,000 cards!Purchase or create a Valentine’s Day card of your own and drop it off in the Valentine Collection Box in the vestibule area by the Elkwood Ave Entrance at 360 Elkwood Avenue by Sunday, January 31.
Letter writing guidelines:
- Keep the letters uplifting and happy
- Encourage the troops
- No photos, glitter, or loose items.
Thanks for helping share some love this Valentine’s Day!
We will continue to keep you updated as we receive confirmed information. We are all in this together and together we will get through this! Be safe. Keep well. Stay strong and enjoy the weekend. Pioneer Strong!
-Mayor Al Morgan