NPCOVID19 UPDATE: January 29th – February 4th

There are currently 20 reported active cases of COVID-19 in New Providence (down from 40 reported last week). The number of positive cases in New Providence is thankfully steadily declining consistent with what we are seeing around the state.

  • 20 New Reported Cases:
    • 12 Adults non-LTC
    • 8 Children
  • 40 New Recovered Cases
  • 20 Total Current Active Cases (all non-LTC)

New Providence has had a total of 655 reported positive cases since Jan 1st :

  • 2020 –    441 Cases
  • 2021  – 1004 Cases
  • 2022  –   655 Cases
    • Jan   –  646 Cases
    • Feb   –       9 Cases

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

ERMA
Emergency Rescue Mortgage Assistance Program  (ERMA) opens February 8th. This program from the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (NJHMFA) is made possible through the Federal Homeowners’ Assistance Fund, part of the American Rescue Plan. Free housing counseling will also be available through ERMA to assist homeowners in applying for assistance as well as guide through all available options, including working with mortgage companies. The ERMA application portal (https://www.njerma.com)will open for applications at 9am on February 8, 2022. You can also 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.

TESTING INFORMATION:
Union County website for testing locations: https://ucnj.org/covid19/testing/walk-up-locations/

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:
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:
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