Playgrounds to Reopen, How to Use Mini-Dump, Town Clean-up ’20, COVID-19 Case Report

NOTE: The Montgomery Township Email System is now accepting email from all sources.  Please resend any emails sent since mid-day Wed. for which you have not received a response. Thank you for your patience. (Fri., 6-26-20)

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PLAYGROUNDS BEING PREPARED TO REOPEN JULY 2

The State of New Jersey has announced that all public playgrounds may be reopened next Thursday, July 2nd.  The Montgomery DPW Parks Division workers are busy cleaning and inspecting all playground equipment to get it ready for use.  Please wait for the official re-opening date and use smart safety practices such as avoiding congested areas and having children wear masks on playgrounds and use hand sanitizer afterwards.


CONTAINER FACILITY REMINDER

The Township Container Facility (mini-dump) is now accessible on more dates but requires appointments be made in advance to spread out use.  Appointments can be set up by calling the front reception desk at (908) 359-8211 Mon-Fri from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. The receptionist can also help with the purchase of Container Facility Tickets, which cost $40 for 4 trips and never expire.

For open dates/times and all details, including disposal materials allowed, go to the Container Facility webpage at:

https://twp.montgomery.nj.us/departments/public-works/container-facility/



PLEASE JOIN MONTGOMERY CLEAN-UP 2020

Many of us are enjoying spending more time outside, and one thing people notice is unsightly litter. Other towns throughout the U.S. have been engaging in clean-ups and it is something that can be done safely by following the guidelines below.

From now through the Fourth of July, the Montgomery Environmental Commission is partnering with The Watershed Institute and Montgomery Friends of Open Space, on a Township-wide clean-up. https://thewatershed.org/stream-cleanups/

So, the next time you go for a walk, grab gloves and a bag, and pick up trash along the way. You can pick up litter during a walk around the neighborhood, in your backyard, along the road, in a nearby park or anywhere else you see trash on the ground.

When you participate, be sure to social distance and follow these guidelines:

Please remember to wear your mask in town, including in the parks and on pathways!

Wear gloves and a mask

Stay 6 feet apart – be sure to give people plenty of room to pass around you

Exercise caution on trails where the paths can be narrow; step off as needed to ensure that the 6 feet distance is maintained

Do not congregate in groups

Wear brightly colored clothing if picking up litter along streets. Avoid busy roads.

Dispose of gloves and trash properly and wash hands thoroughly with soap and water when finished.

Take it to the next level and help us track what you find. Upload a list here: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/5e1bda0421dc4294a35435695a805b46, and consider including a photo and the place you cleaned up. If you post on social media, add the hashtag #montgomerynjcleanup.

Thank you for considering helping your neighborhood and our Parks and Public Works Department in this way, if a safe opportunity presents itself! We hope you’ll join us in keeping Montgomery beautiful!

Please remember to wear your mask in town, including in the parks and on pathways!

 


 

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

Note from Health Officer: There are no new cases this week.  New Jersey and Somerset County are now counting probable deaths retroactively, causing an additional increase in today’s count of statewide and countywide deaths.  Montgomery has counted our probable cases/deaths since the start, so our numbers aren’t expected to change.

As of 9 am today, 6/26

NJ cases: 170,196
NJ deaths: 14,872
Somerset County cases: 4,828
Somerset County deaths: 524
Montgomery cases:  112
Montgomery deaths: 7
Montgomery presumed recovered: 101 a
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0
Rocky Hill presumed recovered: 6 a

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

8           <20
12           20-29
18           30-39
17           40-49
23           50-59
17           60-69
4           70-79
19           80+

Total 118 cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill

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/

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

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