NPCOVID19 01/30/21 Saturday Update from Mayor Al Morgan:

NPCOVID19 01/30/21 Saturday Update from Mayor Al Morgan:

*** A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for late Sunday night through late Monday night. Strong winds are possible, along with coastal flooding concerns. https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=40.69&lon=-74.4#.YBbIaehKg2w

NPCOVID19 REPORT:
We thankfully have ZERO new Covid-19 cases in our community reported to us from the Board of Health, and 6 newly recovered.

Our current total active cases in New Providence is 24 (23 non-LTC cases and 1 LTC case).  Here is a breakdown of our current cases:

  • 0 New Adult non-LTC Cases
  • 0 New Adult LTC Case
  • 0 New Child Case
  • 6 New Recovered
  • 24 Total Active Cases:
    • 23 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 – 30th) – 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.

Covid-19 Testing – Drive-thru Site at Kean:
The Union County Covid-19 drive-thru testing site at Kean University will be closed on Monday, February 1st due to expected inclement weather. They will reopen on Wednesday. (Testing is available on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays) Please check https://ucnj.org/covid19/ for mobile testing times and locations.

Covid-19 Vaccination at Kean:
The Union County Vaccination Site at Kean University will plan to have normal operations by appointment only on Tuesday (it is currently not open on Mondays).

Food Distribution:
The walk-up emergency food distribution event originally scheduled for Tuesday in Plainfield has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 4 in Plainfield

NPCOVID19 INFO:
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:      ttps://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 continue to follow all CDC safety protocols outlined here:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

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.

Happy 100th Anniversary to our New Providence Memorial Library!

We are all in this together and together we will get through this!  Be safe. Keep well. And stay strong. Pioneer Strong!

-Mayor Al Morgan

New Providence