NPCOVID19 UPDATE:

Thursday August 12, 2021

We have 5 new cases to report (3 adult cases and 2 child cases). New Providence currently has a total of 25 active Covid19 cases in our community. Our current positive adult cases that were vaccinated had their last vaccine dose more than 90 days ago. Our child reported positive cases were not eligible to be vaccinated. The breakdown of vaccinated verses unvaccinated current positive cases has not been reported to us. The percentage of Delta Variant cases has also not been reported to us.

  • 5 New Cases:
  • 3 Adult Cases:
    • 2 nonLTC
    • 1 Lantern Hill Independent Living
  • 2 Child Cases
  • 0 Newly Recovered
  • 25 Total Current Active Cases

We have had a total of 41 reported positive cases since June 1st :

  • June – 4 Cases
  • July – 12 Cases
  • Aug –  25 Cases

We will continue to keep you updated as we receive confirmed information. Please continue to keep our lost, afflicted, their families, all our first responders, and our essential workers in your thoughts and prayers. We wish all a speedy recovery.

There is currently a substantial transmission of the COVID-19 Delta Variant in Union County NJ and around the state. We very strongly recommend that both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents wear masks in indoor settings where there is an increased risk.

95% of our eligible residents 18 and over, and 65% of our eligible children ages 12-17, have received at least one vaccination dose. (Please note: We only receive the number of vaccinated, not specifically who is or is not vaccinated. Personal information is protected by HIPAA law and is not reported to us by the Board of Health). We very strongly encourage everyone who is eligible for a vaccine to please consider getting vaccinated. The Westfield Regional Health Department is seeing positive cases in both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents.

Free COVID-19 Vaccines for Home Bound Residents:

Union County residents who are home bound or have difficulty leaving their home can call toll-free 1-833-256-2478 or email at vaccine@mmst.io to request an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccination at home.

Mobile Medical Services currently provides a choice of all three vaccines approved for use in the United States: Pfizer (ages 12 and older), Moderna (ages 18 and older), and Johnson & Johnson (ages 18 and older). More information about Mobile Medical Services is available at mobilemedservices.com.

Seniors and residents with disabilities who have additional questions can contact the Union County Division on Aging and Disability Resources for assistance at 1-888-280-8226 during regular weekday business hours.

Union County residents who do not need a home visit can use any of the free vaccination clinics including three permanent vaccination sites and a mobile unit that comes to different municipalities on a rotating basis. To book an appointment online at any of these sites, and to see locations and hours of operation, visit ucnj.org/covid19.

Any resident who needs help making an appointment at a Union County vaccination site can contact the Union County COVID-19 Call Center for assistance, at 908-613-7829 during regular business hours.

For information and updates on COVID-19 help and services, including the Union County COVID-19 Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit, Vaccination Information, Emergency Food Distribution and other Support Services, please visit ucnj.org/covid19.

General information about COVID-19 is available through the New Jersey Department of Health at nj.gov/health.

We will continue to keep you updated as we receive confirmed information. Be safe, keep well, and stay strong! We will get through this Pioneer Strong!

– Mayor Al Morgan

New Providence