NPCOVID19 Update From Mayor Al Morgan

April 1st: NPCOVID19 community level remains LOW. We are continuing to closely monitor and will keep you informed of any changes. You can follow Covid19 case information and vaccinated residents on the State of New Jersey dashboard at: Covid19.NJ.Gov

 

CDC COVID-19 Tracker:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/covid-by-county.html

 

NEW! 2nd Boosters:

The FDA authorized 2nd booster shots for those who are 50+ and those who are 12+ with certain conditions that compromise the immune system. It is especially important that those 50+ who have underlying health conditions that put them at risk for severe COVID disease and those 65+ consider getting a second booster shot. 2nd boosters can be given 4 months from the first booster dose.

 

The link below from the FDA outlines who should get a booster:

https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/do-i-qualify-covid-19-vaccine-booster-and-which-one .

 

The CDC recommends additional booster doses of mRNA vaccines (Pfizer or Moderna) to individuals who fall into the following categories:

 

  • People who received Janssen (Johnson & Johnson) COVID-19 Vaccine for their initial and booster doses
  • Adults ages 50 years and older
  • People ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised

 

All of the new boosters are to be administered at least four months after the last shot.

 

To view vaccine schedules and testing sites or to make an appointment for a booster shot through Union County’s free COVID-19 vaccination program, please visit www.ucnj.org/covid19/vax.

 

The Westfield Board of Health is having two pop up clinics –  one today Friday, April 1st at Westfield Town Hall from 3:30—5:30pm and one next Friday, April 8th at Jefferson School in Summit from 3:30-5:30pm.  Both clinics will be for individuals 5 and older and we will carry all brands of vaccine at each clinic.

 

TESTING INFORMATION:

Union County testing locations: https://ucnj.org/covid19/testing/covid19testing/

 

NJ testing locations:

https://ok 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 At-Home Tests:

https://www.covidtests.gov/

 

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

 

Home Testing Self Reporting Information:

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

 

VACCINE INFORMATION:

Local vaccine, booster and testing information:

https://ucnj.org/covid19/

 

vaccines.gov

 

You can also text your zip code to 438829 or call 1-800-232-0233 to find a COVID-19 vaccine near you.

 

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

 

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

 

Emergency Food Distribution Events:

https://ucnj.org/covid19/food-distribution-events/

 

If you need food assistance now, please call the Union County Human Services Action Line at 888-845-3434.

 

Please keep our lost, afflicted, their loved ones, all our first responders, our essential workers, and everyone affected by the pandemic in your thoughts and prayers.

 

Be safe, keep well, and stay Pioneer Strong!

– Mayor Al Morgan

New Providence