NPCOVID19 01/31/21 Sunday Update from Mayor Al Morgan:

***STORM ALERT!***

A state of emergency has been declared in preparation for this major winter storm tonight into Tuesday with potentially up to two feet of snow. Coastal flooding and strong winds are also predicted.

Overnight parking is suspended starting tonight. Please stay home! If there is a fire hydrant near your house, please clear the snow around it so that the Fire Department has access to it. Please check in on each other, especially seniors, and our most vulnerable.

If you lose power, call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report your outage or report it online or via text messaging. Outage information is also available at 24/7 Power Center Maps: http://outages.firstenergycorp.com/nj.html

Please be sure all your devices are charged, your Smart911 is up to date, and please review all the Severe Storm Preparedness and Power Outage Reminders on our Borough website at https://www.newprov.org/2020/08/severe-storm-preparedness-reminders/.

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NPCOVID19 REPORT:
We thankfully have ZERO new Covid-19 cases in our community reported to us from the Board of Health, and 5 more  newly recovered.

Our current total active cases in New Providence is 19 (18 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
  • 5 New Recovered
  • 19 Total Active Cases:
    • 18 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 – 31st) – 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.

Union County residents are advised of changes to the Union County COVID-19 Drive-Through Test Center and other programs in anticipation of the winter storm forecast for Sunday evening into Tuesday.

  1. COVID-19 testing: The free Union County Drive-Through COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University will be closed on Monday, February 1 due to the storm. Persons with a Monday appointment will need to reschedule through the Test Center portal at ucnj.org/covid19.The Test Center will be open on Wednesday, February 3 (normal days of operation are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays). Visits to the Test Center are by appointment only. Please check the Union County COVID-19 portal online at ucnj.org/covid19 for more details or to schedule an appointment.

    Union County’s series of free walk-up test sites will continue on Thursday (location and time will be posted at ucnj.org/covid19).

  2. The walk-up emergency food distribution event originally scheduled for Tuesday in Plainfield has been rescheduled to Thursday, February 4 in Plainfield. Please visit ucnj.org/covid19/food-distribution-events for details.
  3. Meals-on-Wheels deliveries are suspended for Monday (additional meals were delivered over the weekend to provide for Monday).
  4. Paratransit service will be suspended on Monday.

The Union County Vaccination Center at Kean University runs on an appointment-only basis and will be open for those holding appointments on Tuesday, February 2, weather permitting. Please check the Union County vaccination portal, ucnjvaccine.org, on a regular basis for updates on vaccine availability, as supplies are limited and appointments book up quickly.

For more information please visit the Union County website at https://wp.me/p4sLwl-mUu

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:      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 continue to follow all CDC safety protocols outlined here:

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

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. And stay strong. Pioneer Strong!

-Mayor Al Morgan

New Providence