NPCOVID19 UPDATE: Saturday, January 15th – Friday, January 21st

There are currently 77 reported active cases of COVID-19 in New Providence (down from 197 reported last week). The number of positive cases in New Providence is thankfully steadily declining consistent with what we are seeing around the state.

 

–  77 New Reported Cases:

–  43 Adults non-LTC

–  34 Children

 

– 197 New Recovered Cases

 

–   77 Total Current Active Cases (all non-LTC)

 

New Providence has had a total of 595 reported positive cases since Jan 1st :

 

  • 2020 –    441 Cases
  • 2021  – 1004 Cases
  • 2022  –   595 Cases

Jan  –    595 Cases

 

For our current case statistics please visit https://www.newprov.org/case-statistics/

 

TESTING INFORMATION:

The USPS is delivering one set of 4 free at-home rapid Covid-19 antigen tests per household in late January if you register. For more information and to sign up please visit https://special.usps.com/testkits

 

NEW Testing Center is open at the Plainfield Performing Arts Center at 724 Park Ave in Plainfield. Both the rapid and PCR tests are available. Online registration is required at ucnj.org/testing.

 

A full list of NJ testing sites can be found here:

https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/testing#test-sites

 

Free At Home COVID-19 Test kits are also available for NJ residents at https://learn.vaulthealth.com/nj/

 

Free Public COVID-19 Testing and Treatment information is available at https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/testing-and-treatment/where-can-i-get-free-public-covid-19-testing-or-treatment

 

***Please note:

Our case report numbers do not automatically include positive home tests. New Providence Residents (only) are asked to self-report any positive cases resulting from home tests to the New Providence Public Health Nurse at newprovphn@gmail.com. Please include your name, phone number and any questions you may have.

 

For more information please visit https://www.newprov.org/2021/12/you-took-a-rapid-home-covid-19-test-now-what/

 

VACCINE INFORMATION:

The Westfield Regional Health Department is having a WALK-IN COVID-19 vaccination clinic here in New Providence at Salt Brook School on Friday, Jan 28th 3:30pm – 5:30pm. This clinic is free and open to ages 12+. Pfizer, Moderna and J&J will be available.

 

Local vaccine and booster information is available at https://ucnj.org/covid19/

 

You can also text your zip code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you. Please visit vaccines.gov for more information.

 

NJ COVID-19 Information Hub:

https://covid19.nj.gov/

 

NJ Parent Information Links:

https://www.njparentlink.nj.gov/

https://njparentlink.nj.gov/njparentlink/current/covid-19.html

 

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 and the CDC.gov.

 

Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center updates, trends, and information:

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/data

 

We will continue to keep you updated as we receive confirmed information.

 

Please keep our lost, afflicted, their loved ones, all our first responders, our essential workers, and everyone on the forefront and affected by this pandemic in your thoughts and prayers. We wish all a speedy recovery.

 

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

– Mayor Al Morgan

New Providence