NPCOVID19 UPDATE: February 5th – February 11th

There are currently 11 reported active cases of COVID-19 in New Providence (down from 20 reported last week). The number of positive cases in New Providence is thankfully steadily declining consistent with what we are seeing around the state.

 

–  11 New Reported Cases:

–   6 Adults non-LTC

–   5 Children

 

–   20 New Recovered Cases

 

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

 

New Providence has had a total of 666 reported positive cases since Jan 1st :

 

  • 2020 –    441 Cases
  • 2021  – 1004 Cases
  • 2022  –   666 Cases

Jan   –   646 Cases

Feb   –      20 Cases

 

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

 

ERMA

The Emergency Rescue Mortgage Assistance Program  (ERMA) portal is open: https://www.njerma.com

 

Free housing counseling is also available through ERMA to assist homeowners in applying for assistance as well as help guide through all available options, including working with mortgage companies. Please call 855-647-7700 or email HAFservicing@njhmfa.gov for assistance and additional support. For more information please visit https://nj.gov/dca/hmfa/erma/hub/index.shtml.

 

PSE&G

New Jersey’s grace period for utility shutoffs ended on January 1, 2022. After March 15th PSE&G can disconnect service to customers who have:

– not contacted PSE&G to make a payment arrangement

– not applied for State payment assistance.

For help and for more information please visit: pseg.com/helpnow

 

TESTING INFORMATION:

Union County testing locations: https://ucnj.org/covid19/testing/walk-up-locations/

 

NJ testing locations:

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

 

Free At Home COVID-19 Test Kits are available for NJ residents:

https://learn.vaulthealth.com/nj/

 

Free Public COVID-19 Testing and Treatment information:

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:

Local vaccine and booster information:

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 medical information related to COVID please call the  NJPIES Call Center:

800-962-1253

 

Emergency Food Distribution Events:

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

– Mayor Al Morgan

New Providence