Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Updates

The Borough of New Providence is committed to keeping you informed regarding the Coronavirus.  Please review all of the information and resources found on this page.  We will provide updates as we receive them from official sources.

NEW PROVIDENCE BUSINESS UPDATES 

Our local businesses are finding new and innovative ways to continue to serve you!  New Providence Business has also teamed up with TAPinto New Providence to bring you the latest updates

Are you a New Providence Business?  

If you are a New Providence business and would like to be listed in the link above, please contact the NP Business Community or TAPinto.  If you need business assistance during COVID, please check the list of Business Resource Documents at the bottom of this page.

COVID-19 Statistics as of Monday, April 20, 2020

Total number of cases in New Providence, NJ:  71
NP Deaths: 6
NP Recovered: 22
NP Total Active: 43

Total number of cases in New Jersey: 88,806
Total number of cases in Union County: 9,972
Total Number of deaths in New Jersey: 4,377

State of NJ COVID-19 Information Hub Live Updates

Press Releases 

See Mayor and Council  Update

04-13-20 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 126 Prohibiting Cable and Telecommunications Providers from Terminating Internet and Voice Service

04-11-20 Governor Murphy signs Executive Order 125 to Implement Additional Mitigation Requirements on NJ TRANSIT, Private Carriers, and Restaurants.

04-10-20 Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 123, extending grace periods during which certain insurance companies, including health insurers, life insurers, and property and casualty insurers, will not be able to cancel policies for nonpayment of premiums.

04-08-20 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 122 to Cease All Non-Essential Construction Projects and Imposes Additional Mitigation Requirements on Essential Retail Businesses and Industries to Limit the Spread of COVID-19

04-08-20 – Governor Phil Murphy Signs Executive Order No. 120 Postponing Primary Elections on Tuesday, June 2 to Tuesday, July 7

CDC Recommends Use of Cloth Face Coverings to Help Slow the Spread of COVID-19

04-07-20 Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order 118 Closing State and County Parks

Union County Update 03-30-2020: Drive Through Test Center Update

Union County Drive Through Screening Flyer

Please see Testing Sites section below for additional testing center updates and changes.

Older press releases can be found under Forms & Documents, Board of Health, Coronavirus Information

 

Municipal Closures

All New Providence public schools, the library, the DeCorso Center, and Municipal Courts are currently closed.  All recreation programs are cancelled.  The Municipal Center is closed to the public. Our staff is available to assist with time sensitive matters.  Please use the Online Payment & Business Center tab options found on the borough website Home page or call or complete a Contact Us form for the department that provides the required service.

All playgrounds in the borough are closed. Parks and fields will remain open but no organized sports activities are permitted.  The basketball courts at the community pool and the tennis courts are closed. We ask for your cooperation in maintaining social distancing when using our parks and fields.  Social distancing will be enforced if necessary.

 

Senior Buddy Program

The Borough has started a “Senior Buddy” program as an outreach to our most vulnerable population.  We are connecting our seniors with borough employees who will be checking in with anyone who feels they may need a little help making it through this time.  “Buddies” will have information available about grocery store and pharmacy hours and food delivery, and will also just check in to brighten someone’s day.  If you are a resident of New Providence and would like a “Buddy”, please email us at seniorbuddies@newprov.org or call the DeCorso Community Center at (908) 665-0046 (messages are being checked regularly).  In the event of a true emergency, please dial 911.

Testing Sites

NOTE: Important Changes to Testing Centers  Updated/Reviewed: 3/28/20

Starting Sunday, March 29, the Bergen Community College and PNC Bank Arts Center testing centers sites will open every other day on a staggered schedule, which can be found here. Meaning on Sunday, March 29, ONLY the testing site at Bergen County College will be open, and on Monday, March 30, ONLY the PNC Bank Arts Center site will be open, and so on.

Each day these sites are open, they will be able to test 500 people starting at 8 a.m.

Starting Saturday, April 4, every Saturday the PNC Bank Arts Center site will be dedicated to symptomatic health care workers and first responders — police, fire, and EMS — with valid credentials only. The general public will not be able to access this site on Saturdays.

 

PNC Bank Arts Center

Opens 8 AM – Closes at 4 PM PM
116 Garden State Pkwy
HolmdelNJ 07733

Community-Based Testing Sites are for individuals who are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. In order to be eligible for testing, individuals must be current New Jersey residents and experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. Priority will be given to symptomatic individuals experiencing cough, fever (99.6F or above) and shortness of breath. This drive-thru testing center will be open seven days per week, beginning at 8:00 a.m. until supplies last. Complete the self-assessment to learn what to do.

COMPLETE SELF-ASSESSMENT

Bergen County Community College

Opens 8 AM Now – Closes at 4:00 PM

400 Paramus Road
Paramus Campus – Lots B & C
ParamusNJ 07652

Community-Based Testing Sites are for individuals who are experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. In order to be eligible for testing, individuals must be current New Jersey residents and experiencing symptoms of respiratory illness. Priority will be given to symptomatic individuals experiencing cough, fever (99.6F or above) and shortness of breath. This drive-thru testing center will be open seven days per week, beginning at 8:00 a.m. until supplies last. Complete the self-assessment to learn what to do.

COMPLETE SELF-ASSESSMENT

Kean University – UNION COUNTY RESIDENTS, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

1000 Morris Ave
Union, NJ 07083

Please note that testing is by appointment only and you must be registered through your doctor or healthcare provider. Union County residents, First Responders and essential personnel, who have been instructed by their doctor or healthcare provider to be tested for COVID-19, must be given a prescription and registered by their doctor or healthcare provider on a secure portal where they will receive an appointment for the drive-through. This is the only way to receive an appointment to be tested. This testing site is open to all front-line health care workers and members of law enforcement, fire personnel, and EMTs from across the state. If you are experiencing symptoms and believe you need to be tested, visit ucnj.org for information on making an appointment. For the safety, health and security of the volunteers at the site, the testing location will not allow patients without vehicles to enter campus, even with a valid prescription and appointment. If you do not have your own transportation, please discuss with your healthcare provider before scheduling an appointment.

 

Information & Resources

Listed below is useful information that we have received from the Westfield Board of Health and/or other agencies regarding COVID-19.  These lists will be continually updated.  Always check the Special Notices on our Home page for the latest updates.  Please also check the Westfield Board of Health website for any additional information and the New Providence School District website for school updates.

 

Call (General COVID-19 Questions)2-1-1 (7a-11p)  The hotline is open 24/7 and has multi-language capacity. Callers who need medical advice should contact their health care provider.

Call (Clinical Questions)1-800-962-1253 (24/7)

Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to stay informed via text messaging

NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce DevelopmentEmployment Scenarios and Benefits

The NJ Department of Human Services toll free “warm line”- a resource for people seeking mental health service. The warm line is available 24 hours and has operators in multiple languages.  The number is (877) 294-HELP (4357).

National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233

NJ Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-572-SAFE (7233)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND AT THESE WEBSITES:

NJ COVID-19 Information Hub: https://covid19.nj.gov/index.html 

New Jersey Department of Health: https://www.nj.gov/health/ 

NJ COVID-19 Business Information Hub: https://cv.business.nj.gov

NJ Chamber of Commerce: https://njchamber.com/covid19  for latest coronavirus news for New Jersey businesses

NJ Department of Labor and Workforce Development: https://www.nj.gov/labor/

CDChttps://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00427.asp

Union Countyhttps://ucnj.org/coronavirus-update/ for updates and information on Union County services

 

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