4-30: Ten New Cases; Fewest Cases in 5 Months; Free COVID Testing; Recreation Summer Camp Sign-up; Primary Election Underway; Monty Named Tree City for Arbor Day; Health Insurance Deadline Today; Detailed COVID Case Report

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

There were ten (10) new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Wednesday, 4-28-21.  Detailed report at the end of this ebulletin.


FEWEST WEEKLY COVID CASES IN 5 MONTHS

The weekly case count for COVID-19 has fallen to 19, the smallest weekly number since mid-November, more than five months ago.  According to the Montgomery Health Department, widespread vaccination is the reason for the sharp drop-off in local cases. As of April 22, 71% of Montgomery residents 18 and older had received at least one dose of the vaccine, and 48% had received the full vaccine course.

“If you haven’t been vaccinated, I urge you to do it now; it will protect you, your family, and your neighbors,” said Montgomery Health Officer Stephanie D. Carey. “We can see it in the Montgomery case data. We haven’t seen a single case of COVID-19 in a fully vaccinated resident.  By vaccinating, each of us protects ourselves, and those who cannot be vaccinated because of a compromised immune system. We also help our community get back to normal.”

To get vaccinate, a new resource is Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health, which is offering free COVID vaccines. Register at www.rwjbh.org/covid19vaccine and you’ll receive a text/email invite to schedule promptly after registration. RWJ’s nearest vaccine sites include RWJ Somerset Medical Center and RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick.

In addition, all residents should sign up on the state website, covidvaccine.nj.gov. You can also call the New Jersey Call Center Vaccination Support Number between 8 AM and 8 PM:  855-568-0545.

Montgomery will soon announce additional vaccination opportunities nearby, including at the Otto Kaufman Community Center.


FREE COVID TESTING IN HILLSBOROUGH TOMORROW

Somerset County is providing free COVID-19 testing for county residents at another mobile test site on Saturday, May 1between 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Mountain View Park at 141 Mountain View Road, Hillsborough, NJ.

Although the COVID-19 vaccination rollout has begun, it is still recommended that people practice social distancing and get tested for COVID-19 if they think they have been exposed to the virus.

To receive a COVID-19 test, participants must be age five-years and above and reside in Somerset County. At the test site, residents must show proof of residency with a valid driver’s license or state-issued identification.


SIGN-UP MONDAY FOR RECREATION SUMMER CAMPS!

The Montgomery Recreation Department summer camps are returning for local youth, with sign-ups starting on Monday, May 3, at 8 AM sharp. Many parents will welcome the opportunity to enroll children fun and exciting camps.

There are many programs to choose from, including Theater Camp, Jr Chef Camp, Basketball Camp, Fal- Rooney, Rec ‘N Crew, and so much more! Some activities have limited enrollments, so sign up as soon as you can. The Recreation Department website offers an overview for how to register and the necessary forms, which vary depending on the program.

Online sign-ups will activate on Monday morning, or you can register in-person at the Otto Kaufman Community Center on Skillman Road in Skillman. However, due to COVID guidelines, make sure you print and fill out your registration forms prior to arriving, for COVID safety reasons.


MONTGOMERY GETS ARBOR DAY ‘TREE CITY’ RECOGNITION

Shade Tree Committee members and family recently prepared tree seedlings.  Shown (l-r) are Eileen Foti, Amy Rosenthal, Matt Rosenthal, Mia Wong, Ed Heebner, Larry Koplik, Sarah Roberts.

Today is Arbor Day and the National Arbor Day Foundation has again named Montgomery Township, NJ a “Tree City USA” in honor of the township’s effective forest management, according to a recent letter addressed to Mayor Devra Keenan.

“The trees being planted and cared for by Montgomery are ensuring that generations to come will enjoy a better quality of life,” wrote Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation.

The Montgomery Shade Tree Committee organized festivities in April, including the giving of free witch hazel seedlings to Village Elementary School students. This year, the preparation of seedlings was hosted by the Montgomery Township Volunteer Fire Company #2, where several volunteer firefighters had memories of prior year tree giveaways.

“The Redbud tree that I planted in the third grade grew to over 30 ft tall. I feel this is an important lesson for the young people of today to learn and I’m happy the Fire Company is able to support the great work the Shade Tree Committee continues to do,” said Nelson Garrymore, MTVF#2 Trustee and Lieutenant.

Aidan Dugan planted a persimmon 11 years ago and it is now over 20 feet tall.  She recalls returning home from school with the seedling in her backpack and convincing her parents to plant it that same day.  Over the years, she has watched it grow with pride, and helped her younger siblings plant Arbor Day trees as well.


OPTIONS FOR RETURNING MAILED PRIMARY BALLOTS

Many residents will have received mailed ballots for the 2021 primary elections this week.  The ballots will explain how to fill them out and return them by mail in time to be counted on Election Day, June 6th. Somerset County is once again offering drop-boxes for returning ballots, including a box at the Montgomery Township Municipal Building at 2261 Van Horne Road/Route 206 North in the Belle Mead section. The drop box will be emptied by county officials once every day, and twice on Election Day.


HEALTH INSURANCE DEADLINE TODAY

Get Covered New Jersey is the State’s official health insurance marketplace that provides access to the resources and financial help you need to find the right coverage. With a deadline this Friday, new state and federal financial assistance will help drastically lower health insurance costs for many New Jerseyans. If you need an affordable health care plan for 2021, visit getcovered.nj.gov.

If you are already enrolled, you will likely be able to claim additional savings. If you need coverage, you can explore your options. If you received unemployment compensation in 2021, you may be eligible for nearly free coverage. Enrollment is open through the end of the year but enroll by Friday, April 30th for coverage effective May 1st.


DETAILED COVID CASE REPORT

There have been ten (10) new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill, since our last report on Wednesday, 4-28-21.

As of 9AM today, April 30

Montgomery cases: 1236

Montgomery deaths: 24

Rocky Hill cases:  34

Rocky Hill deaths: 1

 

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

311    <20

207   20-29

144    30-39

195    40-49

177    50-59

123    60-69

41      70-79

72      80+

1252 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

– 1217 presumed recovered a

– 28  currently ill

– 25 fatalities

 

a “Presumed recovered” means cases that have met the criteria for discontinuation of isolation. A minimum of 10 days from diagnosis, or three days after symptoms resolve, whichever is longer.

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/

 

4-28: Eight New Cases; Montgomery Vaccine Clinic Open to All Tomorrow; Masking Rules Relaxed; Montgomery Wins Health Grant; Summer Youth Program; Health Insurance Deadline Friday; Rental Relief Program Expanded

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

There were eight (8) new cases over the weekend in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Monday, 4-26-21.  The Health Department’s clinical duties today will delay detailed reporting until Friday.


MONTGOMERY VACCINE CLINIC OPEN TO ALL TOMORROW

A recent vaccine clinic at the Otto Kaufman Community Center.

With the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine just re-authorized for use, Montgomery has 100 doses that must be used immediately. Consequently, these doses are being offered to anyone 18 or older tomorrow, Thursday, from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Otto Kaufman Community Center.

“We have high confidence in the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and it leads to being fully vaccinated against the virus in just two weeks,” said Montgomery Township Health Officer Stephanie D. Carey. “This is the quickest way to go from unvaccinated to fully vaccinated, in time for summer.”

Tomorrow’s clinic is open to anyone 18 and older, and appointments are strongly recommended. Best option is to sign up on online here. Alternatively, call 908-359-8211 x2400.


NEW GUIDANCE FOR VACCINATED PEOPLE

The Centers for Disease Control on Tuesday issued new mask wearing guidelines for fully vaccinated people, defined as people who received their second Moderna or Pfizer vaccine at least two weeks ago, or the single Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two weeks ago.

Currently, nearly half of Somerset County adults are fully vaccinated. According to the CDC, fully vaccinated people can do the following outdoors without a mask:

  • Walk, run, or bike with members of their household;
  • Socialize in small groups of fully vaccinated people;
  • Dine outdoors with other fully vaccinated people.

As illustrated in the chart above, unvaccinated people can join some of these outdoor activities if they wear a mask. Fully vaccinated can also gather unmasked indoors with fully vaccinated people in small groups.

“The message of the CDC is that vaccinated people can begin to get back to normal,” said Montgomery Health Officer Stephanie D. Carey.  “Locally, we aren’t seeing transmission among those who have been vaccinated. The best thing you can do is get an appointment and get vaccinated as soon as possible.”


 

MONTGOMERY TO RECEIVE $341,000 HEALTH GRANT

The Montgomery Township Health Department will receive a grant of $341,000 to help support public health efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic and the recovery ahead.

The township applied through the State of New Jersey and learned of the award this week.  According to Montgomery Health Officer Stephanie D. Carey, the funds will be used to pay for extra staff and equipment needed for contact tracing, vaccinations, and public health communications. Funds will also help build the public health infrastructure that the community needs to become more resilient as we recover from the pandemic.


 

COUNTY OFFERS SUMMER YOUTH LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Somerset County Deputy Commissioner Sara Sooy invites county youth who are in grades nine through 12 to apply to the Youth Leadership Somerset program. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, May 23.

“This is a wonderful program that empowers young people to interact with local leaders and explore real issues that are impacting their communities,” said Commissioner Sooy, Youth Leadership Somerset liaison. “

To apply, visit Youth Leadership Somerset Application 2021/2022. Candidates will be selected by the end of June.  Those accepted to the program will receive a full scholarship to ensure that financial status is not a barrier.


HEALTH INSURANCE DEADLINE FRIDAY

Get Covered New Jersey is the State’s official health insurance marketplace that provides access to the resources and financial help you need to find the right coverage. With a deadline this Friday, new state and federal financial assistance will help drastically lower health insurance costs for many New Jerseyans. If you need an affordable health care plan for 2021, visit getcovered.nj.gov.

If you are already enrolled, you will likely be able to claim additional savings. If you need coverage, you can explore your options. If you received unemployment compensation in 2021, you may be eligible for nearly free coverage. Enrollment is open through the end of the year but enroll by Friday, April 30th for coverage effective May 1st.


 

LARGER AWARDS FOR RENT RELIEF AVAILABLE

 

Relief programs are available to people impacted financially by the pandemic.

  • Recently, the income limits and the amount of funds have been increased for Somerset County families who are eligible to receive money from the Emergency Rental Relief Program (ERRP) to help keep them in their homes if they have lost their income due to the pandemic.  Additional information, and an easy-to-use online application are available.
  • Funeral expense relief is available via the Federal Emergency Management Agency for people who have had to pay funeral expenses for a family member lost to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Funeral relief information is available online.

COVID-19 DETAILED CASE REPORT

 

Please see top story above.

4-26: One New Case and One Death; 77 Vaccinated at OKCC Clinic; Getting Vaccinated Is Easier Now; Earth Day Photos; Health Insurance Deadline Friday; Financial Help for Rent and Funerals; Detailed COVID Case Report

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

There was one (1) new death and one (1) new case over the weekend in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Friday, 4-23-21.  Detailed case data are available at the end of this ebulletin.


MONTGOMERY VACCINATED 77 ON FRIDAY

Montgomery EMS members assisting at Friday’s clinic included Ron Gerschel, Chris Cunniff, and Carolyn Maslanka.

The Montgomery Township Health Department successfully vaccinated 77 adults with the Moderna vaccine at a special clinic on Friday at the Otto Kauffman Community Center.

The clinic was focused on local food and farm workers, including landscapers, segments of the workforce not easily vaccinated at the large mega-sites.  Also included were local seniors with limited access to transportation.

“We are being very intentional in reaching out to communities who may lack access to the large vaccination sites, whether due to transportation, internet, or language challenges,” said Montgomery Health Officer Stephanie D. Carey.  “Many of the people served on Friday were Spanish speakers who had not been able to get themselves signed up for the state and county vaccine locations.”

Over the weekend, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy expressed concern that the state is “beginning to see” hesitancy among residents leading to lower vaccine demand. He said it may be necessary to “proactively reach” into communities to increase demand for the vaccine.

Approximately half of adult New Jerseyans have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and one-third have been fully vaccinated. Governor Murphy has set a goal of 70% to be fully vaccinated by the end of June.


GETTING VACCINATED IS EASIER NOW

All adults 16 or older who live, work, or study in New Jersey are now eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19, and it is getting much easier to get an appointment. Availability should improve further with the CDC ending the two-week pause on the one-shot vaccine from Johnson & Johnson.

A new resource that may be helpful to Montgomery residents is Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health, which is offering free COVID vaccines. Register at www.rwjbh.org/covid19vaccine and you’ll receive a text/email invite to schedule promptly after registration. RWJ’s nearest vaccine sites include RWJ Somerset Medical Center and RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick.

In addition, all residents should sign up on the state website, covidvaccine.nj.gov. You can also call the New Jersey Call Center Vaccination Support Number between 8 AM and 8 PM:  855-568-0545.


EARTH DAY DRAWS RESIDENTS FOR TREES AND MORE

The Montgomery Township Environmental Commission held a successful drive-through Earth Day at the Village Elementary School. With the help of the Impact Youth Club, the commission gave away swamp milkweed plants, saplings of ten different types of trees, reusable bags, and LED light bulbs. Volunteers included Susann Brown, Frank Derby, Mary Manger Reese, Dr. Kathy Manger, Master Gardener Steve Esser, Mayor Devra Keenan, and Deputy Mayor Marvin Schuldiner.


 

EARTH DAY STREAM CLEAN UP AT HOBLER PARK

Scores of Montgomery residents joined with the Montgomery Environmental Commission and the Watershed Institute for an Earth Day stream clean-up at Hobler Park in the Skillman section Saturday. Participants wore masks and their work assignments were spread out for social distance. As shown in the photos above, residents collected trash out of the Beden’s Brook.


 

HEALTH INSURANCE DEADLINE FRIDAY

Get Covered New Jersey is the State’s official health insurance marketplace that provides access to the resources and financial help you need to find the right coverage. With a deadline this Friday, new state and federal financial assistance will help drastically lower health insurance costs for many New Jerseyans. If you need an affordable health care plan for 2021, visit getcovered.nj.gov.

If you are already enrolled, you will likely be able to claim additional savings. If you need coverage, you can explore your options. If you received unemployment compensation in 2021, you may be eligible for nearly free coverage. Enrollment is open through the end of the year but enroll by Friday, April 30th for coverage effective May 1st.


 

FINANCIAL HELP FOR RENT AND FUNERALS

 

Relief programs are available to people impacted financially by the pandemic.

  • Somerset County has established a rent relief program using Federal grant monies for county residents, including in Montgomery, who have suffered COVID-related income loss, subject to income limitations. Additional information, and an easy-to-use online application are available.
  • Funeral expense relief is available via the Federal Emergency Management Agency for people who have had to pay funeral expenses for a family member lost to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Funeral relief information is available online.

 


 

COVID-19 FULL CASE REPORT

There has been one (1) new case in Rocky Hill and one (1) new death in Montgomery, since our last report on Friday, 4-23-21.

As of 9AM today, April 26

Montgomery cases: 1220

Montgomery deaths: 24

Rocky Hill cases:  32

Rocky Hill deaths: 1

 

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

303    <20

204   20-29

141    30-39

192    40-49

177    50-59

122    60-69

41      70-79

72      80+

1252 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

– 1201 presumed recovered a

– 26 currently ill

– 25 fatalities

 

a “Presumed recovered” means cases that have met the criteria for discontinuation of isolation. A minimum of 10 days from diagnosis, or three days after symptoms resolve, whichever is longer.

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/

4-23: Five New Cases; Weekly Case Trend Improves; Getting Vaccinated Is Easier Now; Farmer’s Market Tomorrow; Free Mental Health Help; Financial Help for Rent and Funerals; Summer Camps Return; Detailed COVID Case Report

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

There have been five (5) new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Wednesday, 4-21-21.  Detailed case data are available at the end of this ebulletin.


WEEKLY CASE TREND IMPROVES

The pace of weekly new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill has improved moderately. For only the third week since Thanksgiving, new cases fell below 30 for the week ending today. With 29 positive COVID-19 infections, the level is less than half the peak week in January and February.

Nevertheless, Somerset County remains in the orange zone of very high risk of infection, so it is important to remain vigilant about wearing a mask and maintaining social distance from other people, unless everyone present has been fully vaccinated. Outdoor activities are safer than indoor ones.


GETTING VACCINATED IS EASIER NOW

All adults 16 or older who live, work, or study in New Jersey are now eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19, and it is getting much easier to get an appointment.

A new resource that may be helpful to Montgomery residents is Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health, which is offering free COVID vaccines. Register at www.rwjbh.org/covid19vaccine and you’ll receive a text/email invite to schedule promptly after registration. RWJ’s nearest vaccine sites include RWJ Somerset Medical Center and RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick.

In addition, all residents should sign up on the state website, covidvaccine.nj.gov. You can also call the New Jersey Call Center Vaccination Support Number between 8 AM and 8 PM:  855-568-0545.

“Getting as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible is the way we get back to normal,” said Montgomery Township Health Officer Stephanie D. Carey.  “If you haven’t signed up for a vaccine, please do so now.”


FINAL WINTER FARMER’S MARKET SATURDAY

Tomorrow, Saturday April 24th, celebrate Earth Week with the Montgomery Friends of Open Space at their Farmer’s Market outdoors at Village Shopper, 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  This will be their last market until June!

Items include Winter Veggies, Handmade Soups, Granola, Natural Soaps, and Scone/Pancake mixes. Vendors include Christopher’s Soaps and produce vendors Clifford Farm, Orchard Farm Organics, and Asian veggie guy, Zell’s Farm.

All produce sourced from our local farms.  Patrons can enjoy the freshest, tastiest food available locally.  MFOS’ outdoor Farmers’ Market follows recommended guidelines for the health and safety.   Click here for the guidelines.

MFOS’s Farmers’ Market is located at the Village Shoppes at Montgomery,  1378 Route 206, Skillman (near Mooyah)  from 9 am to 12pm.


COUNTY OFFERING FREE MENTAL HEALTH HELP

If you or your family are experiencing feelings of isolation, fear, confusion, anxiety, or stress, Somerset County is offering free counseling through the new Somerset County Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP). The CCP  is funded through a FEMA/SAMHSA grant in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All support provided through this program is confidential, anonymous, and free. For more information, visit the Somerset County website or call the support hotline at 908-231-6414.

 


FINANCIAL HELP FOR RENT AND FUNERALS

Relief programs are available to people impacted financially by the pandemic.

  • Somerset County has established a rent relief program using Federal grant monies for county residents, including in Montgomery, who have suffered COVID-related income loss, subject to income limitations. Additional information, and an easy-to-use online application are available.
  • Funeral expense relief is available via the Federal Emergency Management Agency for people who have had to pay funeral expenses for a family member lost to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Funeral relief information is available online.

 

SUMMER CAMPS RETURN TO MONTGOMERY

The Montgomery Recreation Department announces the return of summer camps for local youth, with sign-ups to begin on May 3. Many parents will welcome the opportunity to enroll children fun and exciting camps.

Starting today, you can check out Montgomery Recreation’s Summer Camp Guide online. There are many programs to choose from, including Theater Camp, Jr Chef Camp, Basketball Camp, Fal- Rooney, Rec ‘N Crew, and so much more! To view all of our summer camp programs visit the Recreation website.  Registration will go live May 3rd at 8am. Some activities have limited enrollments, so sign up as soon as you can.


 

COVID-19 FULL CASE REPORT

There have been five (5) confirmed new case in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Wednesday, 4-21-21.

As of 9AM today, April 21:

Montgomery cases: 1220

Montgomery deaths: 23

Rocky Hill cases:  31

Rocky Hill deaths: 1

 

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

302    <20

205   20-29

137    30-39

193    40-49

179    50-59

121    60-69

41      70-79

73      80+ 

 

1251 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

– 1188 presumed recovered

– 39  currently ill

– 24 fatalities

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

 

4-21: Seven New Cases; Getting Vaccinated Is Easier Now; Montgomery to Vaccinate Food & Farm Workers; Earth Day Activities; Local Reaction to Floyd Case Verdict; Summer Camps Return; Detailed COVID Case Report

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

There have been seven (7) new confirmed COVID-19 case in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Monday, 4-19-21.  Detailed case data are available at the end of this ebulletin.


GETTING VACCINATED IS EASIER NOW

All adults 16 or older who live, work, or study in New Jersey are now eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19, and it is getting much easier to find an appointment.

A new resource that may be helpful to Montgomery residents is Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health, which is offering free COVID vaccines. Register awww.rwjbh.org/covid19vaccine and you’ll receive a text/email invite to schedule promptly after registration. RWJ’s nearest vaccine sites include RWJ Somerset Medical Center and RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick.

In addition, all residents should sign up on the state website, covidvaccine.nj.gov. You can also call the New Jersey Call Center Vaccination Support Number between 8 AM and 8 PM:  855-568-0545.

“Getting as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible is the way we get back to normal,” said Montgomery Township Health Officer Stephanie D. Carey.  “If you haven’t signed up for a vaccine, please do so now.”


MONTGOMERY TO VACCINATE FOOD AND FARM WORKERS

The Montgomery Township Health Department is holding a vaccination clinic on Friday morning at the Otto Kaufman Community Center using 70 doses of the Moderna vaccine.

This clinic will focus on farm and food workers who work in close quarters with each other and may not have the means to get to the larger vaccine sites.  The clinic is also available to residents unable to reach those larger sites due to language, internet, or transportation limitations.

Montgomery and Rocky Hill residents or employers interested in the Friday clinic should call 908-359-8211 x2400. If you would like to be vaccinated but do not fit the criteria above, the Health Department is keeping a “standby list” of residents who can be available on short notice, depending on vaccine supplies.


GET READY FOR EARTH DAY 2021

 

Earth Day is tomorrow, and Montgomery Township will celebrate this weekend with COVID-safe activities.

On Saturday April 24th from 9 to 11 AM join the Montgomery Environmental Commission and the Watershed Institute for our annual “stream clean-up.” Participants will receive a free t-shirt. Meet at Hobler Park (1645 Great Road, Skillman) wearing long pants and close-toed shoes and a mask. Bring a reusable water bottle and gloves; bags will be provided.   Register online at:  https://thewatershed.org/stream-cleanups/

If stream cleaning isn’t your thing, the Montgomery Open Space Committee will also be on-hand with additional stewardship activities to allow for distancing throughout Hobler Park including roadside litter pickup, removal of invasive plants, giving our benches some TLC with water seal, and preparing an area for a coming artwork installation!

On Sunday April 25th from 11AMto 1PM join us for a Drive-Through Earth Day in Skillman Park where you can pick up a free tree sapling and milkweed to plant at home, and free LED lightbulbs and reusable shopping bags. Contact Lauren Wasilauski (l-wasilauski@twp.montgomery.nj.us) with questions.


LOCAL REACTION TO VERDICT IN GEORGE FLOYD CASE

Local museum founders (l-r) Mills and Buck.

 

Local leaders are reacting to yesterday’s guilty verdicts against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the George Floyd murder case.

The founders of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum in Skillman, Beverly Mills and Elaine Buck, are quoted and pictured in a national Associated Press story. “I was bracing myself for what would happen if he did get off,” Mills said. “I couldn’t even wrap my mind around it because I thought, then there is no hope.”

Local leaders, including members of the Township Committee and Montgomery School Board President Phyllis Bursh, were quoted last night in an online article in the Montgomery News.

Montgomery Mayor Devra Keenan said: “George Floyd’s murder, along with too many other tragedies over the past year, provoked a national reckoning on race that has impacted every community, including Montgomery Township. We started many necessary conversations that have improved understanding and communication between law enforcement, our diverse communities, and our youth. We know there is still more work to be done.”


SUMMER CAMPS RETURN TO MONTGOMERY

 

The Montgomery Recreation Department announces the return of summer camps for local youth, with sign-ups to begin on May 3. Many parents will welcome the opportunity to enroll children fun and exciting camps.

Starting today, you can check out Montgomery Recreation’s Summer Camp Guide online. There are many programs to choose from, including Theater Camp, Jr Chef Camp, Basketball Camp, Fal- Rooney, Rec ‘N Crew, and so much more! To view all of our summer camp programs visit the Recreation website Registration will go live May 3rd at 8am. Some activities have limited enrollments, so sign up as soon as you can.


 

COVID-19 FULL CASE REPORT

There have been seven (7) confirmed new case in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Monday, 4-19-21.

As of 9AM today, April 21

Montgomery cases: 1214

Montgomery deaths: 23

Rocky Hill cases:  31

Rocky Hill deaths: 1

 

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

300    <20

203    20-29

136    30-39

192    40-49

179    50-59

121    60-69

41      70-79

73      80+

1245 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

– 1176 presumed recovered a

– 45  currently ill

– 24 fatalities

 

a “Presumed recovered” means cases that have met the criteria for discontinuation of isolation. A minimum of 10 days from diagnosis, or three days after symptoms resolve, whichever is longer.

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/

4-19: Sixteen New Cases; All NJ Adults Now Vaccine Eligible; Montgomery Vaccine Clinics for Vulnerable Residents; Health Insurance Assistance; Thanks to Local Government; Fundraiser at Stonebridge; Detailed COVID Case Report

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

There have been sixteen (16) new confirmed COVID-19 case in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Friday, 4-16-21.  Detailed case data are available at the end of this ebulletin.


ALL NJ ADULTS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR VACCINE

Starting today, all adults 16 or older who live, work, or study in New Jersey are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

To get vaccinated, all residents need to sign up on the state website, covidvaccine.nj.gov, so you can be notified when you become eligible. You can also call the New Jersey Call Center Vaccination Support Number between 8 AM and 8 PM:  855-568-0545.  Those who are eligible may also sign up for hospital-based, public, and private sites offering vaccination, such as CVS, and the several New Jersey “Mega Sites.”  There is a new Vaccine Finder website that may be useful, particularly for local pharmacies: https://vaccinefinder.org/search/

As of this week, New Jersey has announced that over 5.8 million vaccine doses have been administered; over 3.6 million people have received at least one dose; and over 2.3 million people are fully vaccinated.

“Getting as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible is the way we get back to normal,” said Montgomery Township Health Officer Stephanie D. Carey.  “If you haven’t signed up for a vaccine, please do so now.”


 

MONTGOMERY VACCINE CLINIC FRIDAY FOR VULNERABLE RESIDENTS

The Montgomery Township Health Department is holding a vaccination clinic on Friday using 60 doses of the Moderna vaccine at the Otto Kaufman Community Center. The clinic is limited to those who cannot use the larger county and New Jersey vaccine sites due to language, internet, or transportation limitations. Food handlers are also being included due to their frequent contact with the public and working together in close quarters.

Montgomery and Rocky Hill residents who believe they may qualify should call 908-359-8211 x2400. If you have a neighbor who has limited language, internet or transportation capabilities, consider bringing this phone number to his or her attention.


 

HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

Get Covered New Jersey is the State’s official health insurance marketplace that provides access to the resources and financial help you need to find the right coverage. Now, new state and federal financial assistance will help drastically lower health insurance costs for many New Jerseyans. If you need an affordable health care plan for 2021, visit getcovered.nj.gov.

If you are already enrolled, you will likely be able to claim additional savings. If you need coverage, you can explore your options. If you received unemployment compensation in 2021, you may be eligible for nearly free coverage. Enrollment is open through the end of the year but enroll by Friday, April 30th for coverage effective May 1st.


 

THANKS TO OUR LOCAL MUNICIPAL STAFF

 

Township police receiving thanks in January.

 

Today begins New Jersey Local Government week. In anticipation of the annual week of recognition, the Montgomery Township Committee last Thursday passed a resolution praising the professional staff of the municipality.

Township Committeeperson Shelly L. Bell, asked for the resolution to be added to the agenda: “As a newly elected official, I am delighted Montgomery Township is joining municipalities across New Jersey in celebrating NJ Local Government Week from April 18-24. This week we celebrate everything that makes our local government wonderful. From roads, clean water, and parks; to our local officials, administration and our first responders – fire, police and EMS workers and everyone in between who works hard for our local community.”

“In my short span on the Township Committee, I am so thankful for the employees who work tirelessly for a better quality of life for the neighbors, family and community members they may never even meet,” Ms. Bell said.

 


 

STONEBRIDGE CHILI FUNDRAISER LAST WEEK

Stonebridge Chili Fundraiser resident volunteers with Mayor Devra Keenan (l to r): Dave Drake, Bruce Maloof, John Williams, Jeff Tener, Mayor Keenan, and Doreen Maloof.  Also on hand to say thanks (not pictured) were Yuna Kim, MES PTA and her daughter Emily Kim; Christine Witt, MHS PTSA; Mita Bhattacharya, MSEPTA; and Jim Patel, PTO, and Macarena de Torres and Karen Lemon of Share My Meals.

 

Stonebridge at Montgomery, a senior community, held a Chili Fundraiser at Stonebridge on Friday evening. The fundraiser benefited the Montgomery Township Parent Teacher Organizations and the nonprofit Share My Meals. The photo above features Mayor Devra Keenan and senior resident volunteers from Stonebridge.

The meals were prepared by the Stonebridge at Montgomery Dining Team at the community. The meal consisted of homemade chili (steak or vegetarian), freshly baked corn bread, and a garden salad. The total number of meals purchased were 222 and 97 meals were delivered to Share My Meals who distributed to food insecure families in the Montgomery area. Proceeds benefiting the Montgomery Township Schools were over $2,300. Similar future events are planned.


 

COVID-19 FULL CASE REPORT

There have been sixteen (16) confirmed new case in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Friday, 4-16-21.

 

As of 9AM today, April 19

Montgomery cases: 1208

Montgomery deaths: 23

Rocky Hill cases:  30

Rocky Hill deaths: 1

 

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

298    <20

203    20-29

134    30-39

191    40-49

179    50-59

120    60-69

40      70-79

73      80+

1238 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

 

– 1171 presumed recovered a

– 43  currently ill

– 24 fatalities

 

a “Presumed recovered” means cases that have met the criteria for discontinuation of isolation. A minimum of 10 days from diagnosis, or three days after symptoms resolve, whichever is longer.

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/

4-16: Twenty-two New Cases; Township Returns to Yellow Zone; Montgomery Vaccine Clinics for Vulnerable; Hiring Election Workers; Deer Program Produces 10,000 Meals; Help Stop Spotted Lanternfly; COVID Report

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

There have been twenty-two (22) new confirmed COVID-19 case in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Wednesday, 4-14-21.  Detailed case data are available at the end of this ebulletin.


 

MONTGOMERY BACK IN YELLOW ZONE AS CASES MODERATE

Montgomery Township is within a three-county area that has improved to a rating of yellow from orange as the risk of COVID-19 transmission has moderated, said Health Officer Stephanie D. Carey at last night’s Montgomery Township Committee officer, which she called “good news.”

Weekly new cases in Montgomery were 31 for the week ending today. Three-quarters of the new cases have been among youth and adults under the age of 40.

Ms. Carey explained that the improving picture is the key reason why Montgomery Schools will be able to return to full-day in-person instruction in May. “We still need to be cautious about gatherings, especially indoors, until we reach herd immunity,” she said, warning that “mask-wearing and social-distancing are still necessary.”


 

MONTGOMERY VACCINE CLINICS FOR VULNERABLE RESIDENTS

A photo of Montgomery’s Health Department staff taken last week during Public Health Week.

The Montgomery Township Health Department is holding a vaccination clinic today and next Friday using the Moderna vaccine at the Otto Kaufman Community Center. The clinic is limited to those who cannot use the larger county and New Jersey vaccine sites due to language, internet, or transportation limitations. Food handlers are also being included due to their frequent contact with the public and working together in close proximity.

Montgomery and Rocky Hill residents who believe they may qualify should call 908-359-8211 x2400. If you have a neighbor who has limited language, internet or transportation capabilities, consider bringing this phone number to his or her attention.


 

COUNTY HIRING ELECTION WORKERS FOR 2021

The Somerset County Election Board is hiring voters to serve as poll workers for the upcoming Primary and General Elections in 2021.

Training is provided prior to every Election (online training now available) and poll workers are paid $200 per Election. For more information visit the Board of Elections website. You can also access the application online or call 908-231-7086.

 


 

MONTGOMERY DEER PROGRAM GENERATES 10,000 MEALS

Montgomery Township’s deer management program for the 2020-2021 season ended in early February, and the Township had a record number of venison donations to Hunters Helping the Hungry.

Hunters who participate in the Township’s program are able to take any deer that they cull, and have them butchered for personal use.  For additional deer that hunters cannot use, Montgomery provides a freezer and pays for butchering services, and the venison is donated to a food bank.

This past hunting season 72 deer were donated, which generated about 10,000 servings to help feed people in New Jersey facing food insecurity.  This is almost double the number donated last year.

The Township is currently conducting a Deer Density Data Collection Survey utilizing drones. The survey will take place from April 16 through April 20 at night between 8:30pm & 5:30 am. Data collected will inform the Twp.’s ongoing Deer Management Program.


 

HELP STOP THE SPOTTED LANTERNFLY

 

Now is a critical moment for controlling the expected infestation of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect that is harmful to agriculture, forests, and home landscaping. The insects are getting ready to emerge from eggs, at which time they will be much more difficult to control.

Destroying  egg masses found on trees now is a “stitch in time”—people who take preventive action can reduce damage to their own properties. Residents are also encouraged to patrol parks and public areas, too. It is as simple as knowing how to recognize the egg masses and keeping an old credit card with you.

More information is available on the Montgomery Township website, including a video from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture for a demonstration of the egg mass-crushing technique.

The removal of the invasive Ailanthus Tree (Tree of Heaven) that attracts the spotted lanternfly is also recommended.


 

COVID-19 FULL CASE REPORT

There has been twenty-two (22) confirmed new case in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Wednesday, 4-14-21.

 

As of 9AM today, April 16

Montgomery cases: 1193

Montgomery deaths: 23

Rocky Hill cases:  29

Rocky Hill deaths: 1

 

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

292    <20

198    20-29

133    30-39

189    40-49

178    50-59

119    60-69

40      70-79

73      80+

 

1222 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

– 1162 presumed recovered a

– 36  currently ill

– 24 fatalities

 

a “Presumed recovered” means cases that have met the criteria for discontinuation of isolation. A minimum of 10 days from diagnosis, or three days after symptoms resolve, whichever is longer.

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/

4-14: One New Case plus a Suspected Cluster of Cases; Montgomery Will Start Moderna Vaccine Clinic; Mental Health Program for Kids Tonight; Help Stop the Spotted Lanternfly; Get Ready for Earth Day; Detailed COVID Case Report

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

There has been just one (1) new confirmed COVID-19 case in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Monday, 4-12-21. However, the Health Department is investigating a suspected cluster of cases associated with a high school sports team.  The team is currently quarantined and will not impact the district’s in-person education program.

Detailed case data are available at the end of this ebulletin.


MONTGOMERY CLINIC TO OFFER MODERNA VACCINE TO VULNERABLE RESIDENTS

A vaccination clinic held last week at the OKCC.

The Montgomery Township Health Department is developing plans for a series of small vaccination clinics at the Otto Kaufman Community Center using the Moderna two-dose vaccine.  The plan follows a pause in the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine based on CDC guidance. The Moderna vaccines will be limited to those who cannot use the larger county and New Jersey vaccine sites due to language, internet, or transportation limitations.

“We are very pleased that Montgomery will have weekly batches of the Moderna vaccine. As one of the earliest municipalities to invest in special refrigeration equipment required for the Moderna vaccine, we’re glad we did, so that we can continue to assist our most vulnerable residents in getting vaccinated,” said Mayor Devra Keenan.

Last week, 95 residents received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine before it was paused due to a very small number of side effects nationwide. Montgomery Health Officer Stephanie D. Carey explains the side effects are “exceedingly rare,” but that her department is monitoring those who received the vaccines.

A batch of the Moderna vaccine arrived in Montgomery this week and the Health Department will soon announce details for clinics at the Otto Kaufman Center for vulnerable residents. Montgomery and Rocky Hill residents who believe they may qualify should call 908-359-8211 x2400. If you have a neighbor who has limited language, internet or transportation capabilities, consider bringing this phone number to his or her attention.


FREE MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAM FOR CHILDREN TONIGHT

Trained crisis counselors will present a highly creative and interactive reading of “Penelope the Powerful Parrot” this evening, April 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., via Zoom. Children and Families will enjoy this storytelling experience, which incorporates movement and the spoken word to deliver a message of hope.  The goal is to help alleviate COVID-19 related stress among kid and families.

The program teaches skills for managing pandemic stress and empowers children to feel seen and heard. The program is offered in English and Spanish.

“As we collectively navigate the anniversary of New Jersey’s COVID-19 lockdown, this is a vital time for us to come together and heal as a community, said Somerset County RHCHWC Executive Director Nicci Spinazzola. “‘Penelope The Powerful Parrot’ gives our families the opportunity to discuss their feelings and challenges and provides everyone a chance to find hope and healing in these uncertain times.”

To register for “Penelope the Powerful Parrot” reading via Zoom, click here. The program will be offered monthly.


HELP STOP THE SPOTTED LANTERNFLY

 

Now is a critical moment for controlling the expected infestation of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect that is harmful to agriculture, forests, and home landscaping. The insects are getting ready to emerge from eggs, at which time they will be much more difficult to control.

Destroying  egg masses found on trees now is a “stitch in time”—people who take preventive action can reduce damage to their own properties. Residents are also encouraged to patrol parks and public areas, too. It is as simple as knowing how to recognize the egg masses and keeping an old credit card with you.

More information is available on the main Montgomery Township website, including a video from the New Jersey Department of Agriculture for a demonstration of the egg mass-crushing technique.

The removal of the invasive Ailanthus Tree (Tree of Heaven) that attracts the spotted lanternfly is also recommended.


GET READY FOR EARTH DAY 2021

Leaders of the 2018 Stream Clean Up.

Montgomery Township will celebrate Earth Day 2021 with a weekend of COVID-safe activities.

On Saturday April 24th from 9 to 11 AM join the Montgomery Environmental Commission and the Watershed Institute for our annual “stream clean-up.” Meet at Hobler Park (1645 Great Road, Skillman) wearing long pants and close-toed shoes and a mask. Bring a reusable water bottle and gloves; bags will be provided.   Register online at:  https://thewatershed.org/stream-cleanups/

On Sunday April 25th from 11AMto 1PM join us for a Drive-Through Earth Day in Skillman Park where you can pick up a free tree sapling and milkweed to plant at home, and free LED lightbulbs and reusable shopping bags. Contact Lauren Wasilauski (l-wasilauski@twp.montgomery.nj.us) with questions.


 

COVID-19 FULL CASE REPORT

There has been one (1) confirmed new case in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Monday, 4-12-21.

 

As of 9AM today, April 14

Montgomery cases: 1173

Montgomery deaths: 23

Rocky Hill cases:  27

Rocky Hill deaths: 1

 

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

286    <20

195    20-29

127    30-39

182    40-49

178    50-59

120    60-69

40      70-79

74      80+

 

1200 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

– 1147 presumed recovered a

– 29  currently ill

– 24 fatalities

 

a “Presumed recovered” means cases that have met the criteria for discontinuation of isolation. A minimum of 10 days from diagnosis, or three days after symptoms resolve, whichever is longer.

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/

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (nhtsa.gov), between 2012 – 2017, nearly 20,000 people in the U.S. were killed in a crash involving a distracted driver.

In April, as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, NHTSA will again be partnering with state and local enforcement for the U Drive. U Pay campaign as a reminder to all drivers that distracted driving is deadly and illegal.

Common distracted driving behaviors include, grooming, eating, texting, drinking, using your smart phone for directions or other types of browsing, all of which will be monitored and ticketed. Texting is considered the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for five seconds, which is like driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed.

Everyone can get involved in ending distracted driving. Teens and parents need to talk to each other and parents need to be careful to model good behavior. educators and employers can help spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving. Employers have the opportunity to set a company policy on distracted driving.

Take responsibility. When you’re behind the wheel, your only commitment is to driving. Everything else can wait.

4-12: Eight New Cases; Montgomery Vaccinates 100 Vulnerable Seniors; 30% of County Adults Fully Vaccinated; Free Trees for Arbor Day; Financial Relief; Detailed COVID Case Report

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

There have been eight (8) new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Friday, 4-9-21. Detailed case data are available at the end of this ebulletin.


MONTGOMERY VACCINATES 100 VULNERABLE SENIORS

The Montgomery Township Health Department has over the last two weeks vaccinated 95 homebound and transportation-limited Montgomery seniors with the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine provided directly by the State of New Jersey in response to requests from the township. Five more vulnerable seniors are scheduled for the vaccine this week.

Many doses were given by health department professionals visiting the homes of homebound seniors. In addition, pop-up clinics were organized at the Otto Kaufman Community Center and at the affordable senior housing complex at McKinley Court (photo above).

Montgomery Mayor Devra Keenan said she appreciated New Jersey providing vaccines directly to the township. “The fact that our health department is nationally accredited was a huge advantage in making the argument to Trenton that these doses should be sent to Montgomery for vulnerable residents. We are working hard to get more doses.”

Montgomery Health Officer Stephanie D. Carey described the reaction of local seniors: “There is a sense of joy in the seniors I talk to—it has been such a long, hard, and lonely year.  This vaccine is a vial of hope for better times around the corner.”

A mother and her developmentally disabled daughter came to be vaccinated together.  “This gives my daughter a chance to get back to her school and her friends. She has missed them so much.  This is a chance to get back to normal.”

An older couple said: “Our children made us do it!  They were afraid of making us sick, afraid to see us.  We want to see our grandchildren again.”

Another woman added, “I haven’t seen my granddaughter in a year.  She is about to graduate high school and I want to go to her graduation.  I want to hug them all.”

To get on the list for transportation-limited seniors, contact the Health Department at 908-359-8211 x2400. If you have a neighbor meeting this definition, consider bringing this phone number to his or her attention.


30% OF SOMERSET COUNTY ADULTS FULLY VACCINATED

Somerset County announced on Friday that 30% of all adults in the county are fully vaccinated, compared to 20.5% of all adults in the United States, according to the CDC on Friday.

In a newly released video, Somerset County Commissioner Director Shanel Robinson announced that the county recently received a larger allotment of the Moderna vaccine, and a new supply of the Johnson & Johnson one-dose vaccine.

The video provides photographs from Somerset County’s new drive-up vaccination site at Rutgers Plaza in Franklin Township to supplement Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg.

Both the RVCC and Rutgers Plaza vaccination clinics are be scheduled through the state system at http://www.covidvaccine.nj.gov/.  Registering does not create an appointment, but registers you to be notified of when you are eligible to make a an appointment. Starting Monday April 19, all New Jersey adults will be eligible. Once you receive a second email from the state with a link to schedule an appointment at any of the sites on the list, including RVCC and Rutgers Plaza.


ARBOR DAY CELEBRATION INCLUDES FREE TREES

An Arbor Day tree planting at Mill Pond Park

The Montgomery Township Shade Tree Committee led an Arbor Day celebration on Friday with the planting of a Willow Oak tree at Mill Pond Park, shown in the photo above featuring (l-r) Sarah Roberts and Larry Koplik of the Shade Tree Committee, Administrator Donato Nieman, Twp. Committeeperson Shelly L. Bell, and Mayor Devra Keenan.

As part of the celebration, children at Village Elementary School received free Witch Hazel tree saplings to plant at home. VES Principal Susan Lacy thanks the Shade Tree Committee saying: “Our students were thrilled to receive their seedlings and we were pleased with the virtual family turnout to pick up seedlings at the door.”

The VES program had some left-over trees, now available to anyone at Mary Jacobs Library in Rocky Hill during open hours, while the supply lasts. The library is open 10 AM to 8 PM Monday to Thursday, and until 6 PM on Fridays and Saturdays.


FINANCIAL RELIEF AVAILABLE

Relief programs are available to people impacted financially by the pandemic.

  • Somerset County has established a rent relief program using Federal grant monies for county residents, including in Montgomery, who have suffered COVID-related income loss, subject to income limitations. Additional information, and an easy-to-use online application are available.
  • Funeral expense relief is available via the Federal Emergency Management Agency for people who have had to pay funeral expenses for a family member lost to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Funeral relief information is available online.

COVID-19 FULL CASE REPORT

There have been eight (8) new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Friday, 4-9-21.

As of 9AM today, April 12

Montgomery cases: 1172

Montgomery deaths: 23

Rocky Hill cases:  27

Rocky Hill deaths: 1

 

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

284    <20

195    20-29

127    30-39

182    40-49

177    50-59

120    60-69

40      70-79

74      80+

 

1199 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

– 1143 presumed recovered a

– 32 currently ill

– 24 fatalities

 

a “Presumed recovered” means cases that have met the criteria for discontinuation of isolation. A minimum of 10 days from diagnosis, or three days after symptoms resolve, whichever is longer.

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/