Montgomery’s Case Count 3/31 & Info on Meetings, Muni Operations, Business Directory


Cases, Remote Meetings, Municipal Operations, Business Directory



As of 10 am today, 3/31, Montgomery Township Health Dept. reports the following COVID-19 case figures.  Note: recovered case figures may lag, due to the time necessary to confirm.

Cases:  17
Deaths: 0
Recovered: 7
# of Cases by Age Range:

2             <18
3             20-29
2             30-39
2             40-49
5             50-59
3             60-69
0             70-79

These numbers represent a snapshot in time, and will change daily or even hourly as new data come in. This represents only laboratory-confirmed cases, and does not include people who are sick but unable to be tested.  If you are experiencing cough and fever, you should isolate yourself from well family members, and stay home until 3 days after your symptoms resolve without medications. If your symptoms worsen, contact your health care provider for a telemedicine consultation. We continue to stress the importance of washing hands, maintaining social distancing, and staying home. See yesterday’s bulletin on Testing Sites.

*****DISCLAIMER***** The reported numbers on this page may not match the figures provided on the Somerset County page.  This is due to differences in reporting times.


The closure of Montgomery’s municipal building will continue into April and we will evaluate the return to normal operations on a weekly basis, following the guidance from the Governor’s Executive Orders. (See operation details below.)


The Montgomery Board of Health will meet via broadcasted video conference on Wednesday, April 1st at 7:30 PM.

The Montgomery Township Committee will also meet by broadcasted video conference on Thursday, April 2nd at 7:00 PM.

These two public meetings may be viewed live and on demand on Comcast Channel 29 or on the Twp. website at Meetings Videos.  For instructions on how to comment, go to link in yellow at top of homepage: Zoom links are not at all necessary to watch a broadcast meeting (and should not be used), but are intended for commenters only, who will find the Zoom codes needed on the April Meetings Calendar.

The Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment will not begin meeting again until further notice. Some advisory volunteer boards will be meeting by teleconference and other methods accessible by the public.  Continue to check the Meetings Calendar for updates.


The municipality is operating in the following manner:

The Municipal Building is operating with only minimal staffing and any meetings or requests must be made by appointment via email or telephone (908-359-8211 or Health, Police, and Sewer Departments are fulfilling all their necessary public functions.

The Health Department has a dedicated line 908-533-9319 to be used for questions related to the COVID-19 virus. They are posting daily Montgomery case counts and much other useful guidance on the COVID-19 webpage.

To protect the Public and Public Works Employees and to further prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Township Container Facility (mini-dump), classified as a non-essential service, shall remain closed until further notice.

The Non-Emergency number for Police is 908-359-3222. In an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

Code Inspections are being done only by appointment (see above).

Fire Prevention Bureau will accept signed affidavits by homeowners and businesses in lieu of inspections. (More info)

The Drop Box located at the front of the building can be used for Tax, Sewer and any other payments due to the Township. Payments may also be mailed to: 2261 Rt. 206, Belle Mead, NJ 08502. Online Bill Pay is also always available.

For all non-emergency questions or concerns, please email or call 908-359-8211 to leave a voice mail message. Reception is actively staffed. Thank you!


Our local businesses are the heart of Montgomery. During this public health emergency, many non-essential businesses are not able to operate* but others, considered essential, are doing their best to stay open to serve the Montgomery public. Fortunately, there is a resource for those looking to support local businesses at this time.

Check out Montgomery Township’s free searchable

Business Directory

Listings now include “Confirmed – Open” and updated current hours / details.  This info is based upon the business’s responses to a Township EDC email inquiry and checks.

*Non-essential businesses must remain closed in keeping with Governor Murphy’s Order #107.

Montgomery-based businesses wishing to add/update their information should read this page:

NJEDA CEO to Speak on COVID19 Help for Businesses


The New Jersey Economic Development Authority recently announced new initiatives to support businesses impacted by COVID-19. The New Jersey Business & Industry Association, the New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce and the Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey are partnering for a special webinar conversation with NJEDA CEO, Tim Sullivan, on March 31 at 4 p.m. The goal is to provide valuable insight to these programs and answer the wide range of questions that have been asked by businesses and non-profits throughout the state.

Please join this important information-packed webinar to learn what your business needs to survive during this crisis and come out stronger on the other side.


The Business Partnership is still open and looking for ways to promote your business through this crisis. If you happen to have webinars you like to present or topics you would like to hear about, please contact Samantha Calderon at  

Source: SCBP 

Board of Health Meeting April 1

The Montgomery Township Board of Health will meet by teleconference on Wednesday, April 1st at 7:30 PM.  The meeting will be broadcast at that time on Comcast Channel 29 and also live and on demand on the Township website’s Meetings Video page.

The agenda is posted on the Board of Health webpage.

If you would like to comment, you may do so in advance by email or via Zoom call or video link.  The Zoom links are not needed or to be used for simply viewing the meeting (see above on accessing live broadcast).  Zoom connection is reserved for commenters.  Please read instructions linked at top of the Township website homepage, . Thank you!



Montgomery’s Case Count 3/30 & Testing Center Info

Health Department Update March 30, 2020
RE: COVID-19 Case Counts and Testing Updates


As of March 30, 2020, 1:00 pm, there have been a total of 14 reported positive cases in Montgomery Township. As testing continues to ramp up in the State, we anticipate this number to increase. We continue to stress the importance of washing hands, maintaining social distancing, and staying home, especially when sick.

For those who are concerned that they may have symptoms of COVID-19, below is some information on statewide testing sites. The State has introduced dedicated testing times for Medical Providers and First Responders.

Testing for Medical Providers and First Responders:
Beginning this Saturday April 4th, and all Saturdays moving forward, the Monmouth County State-run COVID-19 site (PNC Bank Arts Center) will be dedicated to collecting ONLY samples from symptomatic health care workers and symptomatic first responders (Law enforcement, Firefighters, EMT’s). The site will collect a maximum of 250 specimens per day.

Testing for the General Public:
The two locations below are available for any symptomatic New Jersey resident. Beginning Sunday, March 29th, an alternate covid19 testing schedule has been implemented for a maximum capacity of 500 specimen collections per day. This alternating schedule will be as follows:

  1. Bergen County Community College, 400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ

Operating Days: Tuesday 3/31, Thursday 4/2 & Friday 4/3


  1. PNC Bank Arts Center, 116 Garden State Parkway, Holmdel, NJ

Operating Days: Monday 3/30, Wednesday 4/1

Please call your doctor if you are sick and wish to be tested, so they may guide you. The State  is maintaining a list of public testing centers on the State’s COVID-19 Info Hub. Some sites are only available for residents of a particular area, but updates are expected as new centers open.  Please see State list at:


Private drive-thru testing for symptomatic people may be available through Central Jersey Urgent Care.  If it is not available at one testing site, check their other locations at bottom of their page. Visit for more information. (This for informational purposes only, not an endorsement by Montgomery Township).

For the latest information, including case counts and guidance, go to the Health Department’s COVID 19 webpage at:

Source: Montgomery Township Health Dept. & OEM

Info on Closure of Non-Essential Businesses

Executive Order 107, a Statewide Stay-At-Home and Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses,  was issued March 21st by NJ Governor Phil Murphy. The State has set up a guidance on what businesses may remain open . 

You can ask any question and search the answer at the State COVID-19 Information Hub at:

See also NJ OEM Administrative Order of March 30 with further clarifications.

Find out what to do if you see a violation of Exec. Order 107 at:


Source: Official Site of the State of New Jersey

NJ EDA’s COVID-19 Support Programs


Read about New Jersey Economic Development Agency's new initiatives to support New Jersey businesses at:

NJEDA Announces New Initiatives to Support Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The NJ EDA has also issued a Frequently Asked Question section for New Jersey businesses with questions about operations during COVID-19 at:


Source: NJDEDA



For the General Public:

Testing Sites 

New Jersey Department of Health COVID-19 Testing Information Hub
Type of Test AvailableFacility NameFacility AddressFacility Contact Info
Antibody, Swab and RapidAccess Medical Associates3322 Route 22 West Suite 104, Branchburg, NJ 08876(908) 704-0100
Swab and AntibodyAccurate Diagnostic Labs - Somerset636 Easton Ave Suite 2- Building 2, Somerset, NJ 08873(732) 839-3357
Rapid, Antibody and SwabAFC Urgent Care - Bound Brook601 W. Union Ave, Bound Brook, NJ 08805(732) 469-3627
RapidAmwell Pharmacy438 Route 206, Hillsborough, NJ 08844(908) 829-3431
RapidBedminster Specialty Pharmacy1560 US 206, Bedminster, NJ 07921(908) 396-7000
Antibody, Swab and RapidBrunswick Urgent Care - Franklin Park3185 Route 27, Franklin Park, NJ 08823(732) 422-4889
Antibody, Swab and RapidCentral Jersey Urgent Care - Greenbrook119 US-22, Greenbrook, NJ 08812(732) 250-9550
Rapid, PCRCentral Jersey Urgent Care – Montgomery Twp.1325 U.S. 206, Belle Mead, NJ 08502
Montgomery Shopping Plaza, parking lot across Cinemas
Registration Link
Antibody, Swab and RapidCentral Jersey Urgent Care - Somerset84 Veronica Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873(732) 210-9609
SwabCVS Health - Belle Mead2311 Route 206, Suite 600 Belle Mead, NJ 08502(866) 389-2727
SwabCVS Health - Bridgewater440 Union Avenue, Bridgewater, NJ 08807(866) 389-2727
SwabCVS Health - Franklin Park3211 Route 27, Franklin Park, NJ 08823(732) 422-0213
SwabCVS Health - North Plainfield780 Route 22 East, North Plainfield, NJ 07060(908) 757-1965
SwabCVS Health - Somerset462 Elizabeth Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873(732) 356-3179
RapidFar Hills Pharmacy405 Main Street, Bedminster, NJ 07921(908) 234-1101
Antibody and RapidGS Labs976 U.S. 22, Bridgewater, NJ 08807(908) 229-6906
Swab and RapidHills Pediatrics613 Courtyard Drive, Hillsborough, NJ 08844(908) 725-0875
SwabHunterdon Urgent Care - Raritan45F 206 South, Raritan, NJ 08869(908) 237-4122
RapidMD Express Testing Center309 Omni Drive, Hillsborough, NJ 08844(908) 281-0919
Antibody, Swab and RapidMedemerge - Greenbrook1005 N. Washington Ave., Greenbrook, NJ 08812(732) 968-8900
SwabMedExpress Urgent Care - Watchung1569 US 22, Watchung, NJ 07069(908) 322-2631
Antibody and Swab PM Pediatric Urgent Care - Bridgewater966 Route 22 West , Bridgewater, NJ 08807(732) 605-5437
SwabRite Aid - Somerset773 Hamilton St, Somerset, NJ 08873(732) 545-2299
AntibodySaint Peter's University Hospital254 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901(732) 745-8600, x8983
Sante Pharmacy200 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ 08542(609) 921-8822
Swab and RapidSouth Branch Family Practice48 Robbins Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876(908) 685-8080
Swab and RapidSunshine Laboratory181 Route 22 East, Greenbrook, NJ 08812(732) 529-5830
Antibody and SwabUrgent Health Care719 Route 22 West, North Plainfield, NJ 07060(908) 561-4300
SwabUltra Care Pharmacy3191 Route 27, Franklin Park, NJ 08823(732) 798-6076
SwabVA Lyons Campus
*specific population
151 Knollcraft Road, Lyons, NJ 07939(908) 647-0180

COVID-19 Test (At-Home Kit) You can order COVID-19 diagnostic collection kits online. After completing an online screening, if testing is necessary, you will be able to place an order for a home test kit. The kit enables you to collect a nasal swab at home and send it to a certified lab for processing. You will receive secure digital results within days. 

COVID-19 Finance & Fundraising Webinar Friday


Many businesses, small and large, have reached out to the NJ Tech Council to share their concerns around revenue and cash flow as Covid-19 impacts the way companies conduct business.

To address these concerns and provide real-time information, the NJTC is hosting a Small Business Finance and Fundraising Lunch and Learn Webinar this Friday, March 27 at 12:30pm. You can register to attend here.

This webinar will feature:

KathleenCoviello, EVP, Technology, Life Sciences, and Entrepreneurship at the NJ Economic DevelopmentAuthority

Mark Kolb, Entrepreneur In Residenceat Tech Council Ventures

Jim Gunton, Managing Partner & Founder at Tech Council Ventures

Attendees of this webinar will be receiving brand-new information on programs for COVID-impacted businesses from the EDA as well as tips and best practices from these seasoned experts.


Source: NJ Tech Council

Why Social Distance?

The Health Department would like to continue to emphasize the importance of social distancing. What we as a community do, matters. With children home and more people working from home, it may be tempting to get together for play dates, parties, have sleepovers or shoot some basketball. But social distancing only works if we all participate.

Those who take this outbreak seriously are saving lives. People who do not follow social distancing guidelines are more likely to endanger themselves, their family and their neighbors.

To put this into perspective, in Montgomery Township, we have approximately 23,000 people. If 20 percent of us become infected with COVID-19, approximately 4,600 people in our community will get sick, and dozens of our residents could die from the disease. That is why social distancing is so important. It slows the rate at which people become sick. It will buy us time and flatten the curve, to take the burden off our critical hospital beds. Parents — please reinforce this message to your children, especially teens.

Most people who get sick will be able to self-care at home. But 1 in 5 people who get the illness will need hospitalization, especially older people or those with chronic illness. But  sometimes, young people get seriously ill, too.

Residents who are at greatest risk of serious or fatal complications include people who are 60 years old and older, as well as people who have underlying health conditions. High risk conditions include heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease.

We cannot state this any better or more eloquently than the Governor of New York, who provided the following guidelines for people of normal health and people of a compromised immune system.

Guidelines for Vulnerable Populations (Matilda’s Law):

  1. Remain indoors
  2. Can go outside for solitary exercise
  3. Pre-screen all visitors and aides by taking their temperature
  4. Do not visit households with multiple people
  5. All vulnerable persons should wear a mask when in the company of others
  6. To the greatest extent possible, everyone in the presence of vulnerable people should wear a mask
  7. Always stay at least six feet away from individuals
  8. Do not take public transportation unless urgent and absolutely necessary

 Guidelines for People of Normal Health:

  1. Non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations, or other social events) are cancelled or postponed at this time.
  2. Any concentration of individuals outside their home must be limited to workers providing essential services and social distancing should be practiced.
  3. When in public, individuals must practice social distancing of at least six feet from others.
  4. Businesses and entities that provide essential services must implement rules that help facilitate social distancing of at least 6 feet.
  5. Individuals should limit outdoor recreational activities to non-contact and avoid activities where you come in close contact with people.
  6. Individuals should limit use of public transportation to when absolutely necessary, and should limit potential exposure by spacing out at least 6 feet from other riders.
  7. Sick individuals should not leave their home unless to receive medical care, and only after a telehealth visit to determine if leaving the home is in the best interest of their health.
  8. Young people should also practice social distancing and avoid contact with vulnerable populations.

For the latest information, check out the Health Department’s COVID 19 webpage at :