NPCOVID19 UPDATE: Thursday, August 19, 2021

We have 4 new positives cases to report (3 adults and 1 child). Thankfully 2 cases have recovered. New Providence currently has a total of 19 active Covid19 cases in our community (18 nonLTC and 1 LTC). We wish all a speedy recovery!

  • 4 New Cases:
    • 3 Adults
    • 1 Child
  • 2 Newly Recovered
  • 19 Total Current Active Cases

New Providence has had a total of 55 reported positive cases since June 1st:

  • June –   4 Cases
  • July  –  12 Cases
  • Aug  –  39 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.

Third Vaccine Dose Information:

Union County is now offering an additional COVID-19 dose to eligible residents under new guidelines issued by the New Jersey Department of Health. Please note: This is not a “booster” shot but a full third dose. Residents who are already vaccinated against COVID-19 with either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine can receive a third shot if they are in an immunosuppressed category. Details about eligibility are available from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control at cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/recommendations/immuno.html.

Residents who are eligible for a third shot can use Union County’s online system at ucnj.org/vax to make an appointment, or they can walk up to any vaccine location with proof of their original vaccine series for a third shot.

Residents making appointments for third doses at Union County’s vaccination clinics are reminded that they will be receiving the same mRNA as their original vaccination, and they must have finished their original vaccine series four weeks or more before receiving a third shot. Those who received Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine are not eligible at this time. Photo ID and proof of prior vaccination are required. Either the CDC vaccination card or the state-approved Docket app can be used as proof of vaccination. Residents who have lost their CDC card can also receive a copy of their immunization record from the New Jersey Department of Health, by using the “Submit a Request” link at njiis.nj.gov.

Vaccination Information:

Permanent vaccination sites in Union County are located at the Dunn Sports Center in Elizabeth and Downs Hall at Kean University. Union County’s mobile clinics also visit local neighborhoods on a regular basis. Please visit ucnj.org/vax.

Any resident who needs help using the ucnj.org/vax  online system can contact the Union County COVID-19 Call Center for assistance at 908-613-7829 during regular weekday business hours.

Union County’s Immunization Center at 40 Parker Road in Elizabeth is also providing free COVID-19 vaccines. The Immunization Center provides all other standard immunization shots for children and adults, as well. Please call 908-965-3627 or 908-965-3868 for more information.

Home-bound residents can use Union County’s home vaccination service. To receive a home visit for an additional shot or a first shot, call the service provider, Mobile Medical Services, at 1-833-256-2478 or request a visit by sending an email to vaccine@mmst.io.

All New Jersey residents age 12 and up are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. All residents age 18 and older can receive the Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Free COVID-19 tests are available at all Union County’s vaccination clinics.

For more information and updates on all Union County services, including the Drive-Through Test Center at Kean University, the Mobile Test Unit walk-up sites, vaccination information, emergency food distribution, emergency rental assistance and other support services, please visit ucnj.org/covid19.

For 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. Please continue to keep our lost, afflicted, their families, all our first responders, and our essential workers in your thoughts and prayers.

Be safe, keep well, and stay strong! We will get through this Pioneer Strong!

– Mayor Al Morgan

New Providence