5-28: No New Cases; Sign-Up Teens for Vaccination at High School; Memorial Day Commemoration; Public Input Sought for Cannabis Decision; Recycling & Donation Event; Voting for June 8 Primary; Detailed COVID Report

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

 

There were no (0) new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Wednesday, 5-26-21. Over the past 7 days, there have been six cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill, the third single-digit week in a row.

“We’re on a terrific trend now, as a direct result of widespread vaccination in our municipalities,” said Montgomery Township Health Officer Stephanie D. Carey. “The best way to enjoy the summer season is to be fully vaccinated.”

According to data provided by Somerset County, 87% of Rocky Hill adults and 81% of Montgomery adults have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, 77% of Rocky Hill adults are now fully vaccinated, as are 69% in Montgomery Township.

Detailed Case Report at the end of this ebulletin.


SIGN UP NOW FOR PFIZER CLINIC AT MONTGOMERY HIGH

Montgomery Township vaccinated 33 adults at the Pike Run Clubhouse last night.

The Montgomery Health Department today announced a clinic with the Pfizer vaccine on June 3 from 5 to 8pm at Montgomery High School. While open to everyone, including parents and siblings, the clinic is designed to facilitate vaccinations for students as young as age 12.

The Pfizer vaccine clinics have been organized in partnership with the Montgomery Township School District and Penn Medicine. Online registration will be first-come, first-served through the New Jersey’s Vaccine Scheduling System. Residents with limited internet access may get assistance by contacting Amanda Pulgarin at (908) 359-8211 x2400.


MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE

2019 Memorial Day photo.

The Montgomery Veterans Memorial Committee will be hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday May 31st, at 9:00am at the Montgomery Veterans Park on Harlingen Road in Belle Mead.

The ceremony will feature lowering of the flags by Montgomery Township Boy and Girl Scouts, a spiritual message provided by Reverend Christopher Heitkamp, reflections provided by Montgomery Mayor Devra Keenan, and the playing of Taps.  Please join us on Memorial Day to honor and remember all our military service members who have died while serving our country.


PUBLIC INPUT SOUGHT FOR TOWNSHIP CANNABIS DECISION

Montgomery Township last night held a recorded public meeting to explain recent New Jersey cannabis legislation and to continue seeking public input prior to the Township Committee making a decision about cannabis businesses.

Under state law adopted in February, all municipalities must act by August 21 if they wish to limit or prohibit any of five types of cannabis businesses within their towns: cultivation, manufacture, wholesale, distribution, and retail.

The Montgomery Township Committee continues to gather public input in advance of its decision. Regardless of the local decision, state law will permit the use and home delivery of cannabis products throughout the state, including in Montgomery.

Other opportunities to provide public input include the public comment period in regularly scheduled Township Committee meetings, the next being on June 3, or to send an email with input to clerk@twp.montgomery.nj.us.  


“HARD-TO-RECYCLE” AND DONATION EVENT ON JUNE 13

The Montgomery Township Environmental Commission is hosting a delayed Earth Day donation and recycling event on June 13 from 11AM to 2PM at Skillman Park at 100 Main Boulevard in Skillman. Participants can drive-through and stop at the various “stations” to drop off donated and hard-to-recycle items.

Recycle:

  • Metal (courtesy of Klein Recycling)
  • Printer cartridges (courtesy of Technician X)
  • Paper shredding for sensitive documents (no newspapers, 3 ring binders or bulldog clips; paper clips and staples are ok)

Donate:


SOME CHANGES TO VOTING LOCATIONS ON JUNE 8

Some Montgomery Township voters will be voting from new locations during the New Jersey primary election on June 8.

District 2 has been moved from the Blawenburg Fire Company to Otto Kaufmann Community Center. District 8 has been moved from the EMS Building to the Montgomery Evangelical Free Church. Districts 16 & 19 have been moved from the Cherry Valley Country Club to the Princeton Elks.  All other locations are unchanged.

A complete list of voting locations is available on the Montgomery Township website. Montgomery Township Clerk Donna Kukla advises residents to inspect their sample ballot to confirm the location where they are voting.


DETAILED COVID CASE REPORT

There have been no (0) new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill, since our last report on Wednesday, 5-26-21.

As of 9AM today, May 28

Montgomery cases: 1272

Montgomery deaths: 24

Rocky Hill cases:  35

Rocky Hill deaths: 1

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

322    <20

213   20-29

148    30-39

205    40-49

180   50-59

122    60-69

44    70-79

73    80+

1307 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

–  1275 presumed recovered a

– 7 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/