We have 3 new cases to report (2 adult cases and 1 child case). Thankfully 7 more cases have recovered. New Providence currently has a total of 14 active Covid19 cases in our community (13 nonLTC and 1 LTC).
– 3 New Cases:
– 2 Adult Cases
– 1 Child Case
– 7 Newly Recovered
– 14 Total Current Active Cases
New Providence has had a total of 60 reported positive cases since June 1st :
- June – 4 Cases
- July – 12 Cases
- Aug – 44 Cases
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.
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.
Today, the FDA granted full approval to the Pfizer vaccine for those 15 and over. Emergency authorization continues for children ages 12 to 14.
Additionally, Governor Murphy announced several new mandates to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in New Jersey:
- All state employees – including those at state agencies, authorities, and public colleges and universities – are required to complete a full vaccination course or undergo regular testing at a minimum of once to twice each week. Full compliance is required by October 18th.
- All preschool-through-12 school personnel are required to complete a full vaccination course or undergo regular testing at a minimum of once to twice each week. Full compliance is required by October 18th. This executive order applies to all public, private, and parochial preschool programs and elementary and secondary schools, including charter and renaissance schools. It also applies to ALL individuals employed by a school – whether they work full time or part time.
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.
For Emergency Food Distribution Events please visit: https://ucnj.org/covid19/food-distribution-events/
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