NPCOVID19 UPDATE: Monday August 2, 2021

We have 4 new cases to report (the 4 new cases are all adult non-LTC cases). New Providence currently has a total of 16 active Covid19 cases in our community.

 

– 4 New Cases:

– 4 Adults

 

– 16 Total Current Active Cases

 

New Providence has had a total of 588 positive COVID-19 cases since October 1st:

  • October – 12 Cases
  • November- 99 Cases
  • December – 150 Cases
  • January – 110 Cases
  • February – 53 Cases
  • March – 96 Cases
  • April – 49 Cases
  • May – 7 Cases
  • June – 4 Cases
  • July – 12 Cases
  • Aug – 4 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. Governor Murphy and New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli are strongly recommending that both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents wear masks in indoor settings where there is an increased risk. Examples of such situations include:

  • Crowded indoor settings
  • Indoor settings involving activities with close contact with others who may not be fully vaccinated
  • Indoor settings where the vaccine status of other individuals in the setting is unknown
  • Where an individual is immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease.

 

We are very strongly encouraging everyone who is eligible for a vaccine to please consider getting vaccinated. To find a vaccination site near you, please visit http://COVID19.nj.gov/pages/vaccine.

 

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).

 

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. To book an appointment online at any of these sites, and to see locations and hours of operation, please 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.

 

More information about Mobile Medical Services is available at mobilemedservices.com.

 

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