11-4: New COVID Workplace Rules in NJ, “Two Voices” virtual program on Montgomery’s pre-Colonial history; Today’s Case Count


There have been four (4) new cases in Montgomery/Rocky Hill since our last report Monday, 11-2-20.  Full report at the end of this e-bulletin.


New COVID Rules for NJ Workplaces Take Effect Tomorrow

New Jersey has issued new orders that require private and public sector employers to follow health and safety protocols starting tomorrow morning. Most of the new rules contained in Executive Order 192 are “best practices” that have been made mandatory in response to rising case counts across New Jersey.

All employers, at minimum, must require individuals at the worksite to maintain at least six feet of distance from others to the maximum extent possible, and require employees and visitors to wear masks when entering the worksite, subject to certain limited exceptions.

In addition, employers must:

  • Provide approved sanitization materials to employees and visitors at no cost to those individuals;
  • Ensure that employees practice hand hygiene and provide sufficient break time for that purpose;
  • Routinely clean and disinfect all high-touch areas in accordance with New Jersey and CDC guidelines;
  • Conduct daily health checks, such as temperature screenings, visual symptom checking, self-assessment checklists, and/or health questionnaires, prior to each shift, consistent with CDC guidance;
  • Exclude sick employees from the workplace and follow requirements of applicable leave laws; and
  • Promptly notify employees of any known exposure to COVID-19 at the worksite.

Montgomery employers with questions about how to operate safely may contact the Department of Health at 908-359-8211 x. 2227.


Township Virtual Event Explores our Indigenous History

“Two Voices: Healing our Shared History” is a virtual event happening November 10th from 7-8pm to explore the history of Montgomery before colonization. Sponsored by Montgomery Township and Princeton University students, the online discussion will focus on the history of the Lenape Native Americans who lived along the Millstone River.

Featured speakers will include The Rev. J.R. Norwood PhD, the Principal Justice of the Tribal Supreme Court of the Nantikoke Leni-Lenape Tribal Nation, and the Co-Chair of the Task Force on Federal Acknowledgement of the National Congress of American Indians and the General Secretary of the Alliance of Colonial Era Tribes. Also speaking will be Arla Patch, an artist, writer, and an indigenous rights activist who was community engagement manager for the Maine-Wabanaki State Child Welfare Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Get additional information and sign-up for the free event here. Read about the work of Princeton University students on Montgomery’s indigenous history here.

Two Voices_ Healing Our Shared History Updated



There have been four (4) new cases in Montgomery/Rocky Hill since our last report, Monday, 11-2-20.

As of 9AM today, November 4

Montgomery cases:  236
Montgomery deaths: 7
Rocky Hill cases: 7
Rocky Hill deaths: 0

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

46       <20
35       20-29
23       30-39
35       40-49
49       50-59
28       60-69
6        70-79
21       80+

243 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

  • 212presumed recovered
  • 24currently ill
  • 7 fatalities

a “Presumed recovered” means 30 days have elapsed since individual’s diagnosis and the person is not hospitalized.

For further statistics, go to the Health Dept.’s COVID-19 portal: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid19/,  State of NJ DOH’s COVID-19 Case Chart , and https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Testing Site info found at: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid-testing/