6-9: No New Cases; Free Vaccine Clinic at Somerset Patriots; Car Parade for High School Graduates; Nominate an Environment Champion; Recycling & Donation Event Sunday; Municipal Building Reopens June 14; Detailed COVID Report

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

There have been no (0) new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Monday, 6-7-21. Detailed Case Report at the end of this ebulletin.


GET VACCINATED AND SEE A FREE SOMERSET PATRIOTS GAME

RWJ University Hospital is partnering with the Somerset Patriots on a “Strike Out COVID-19” vaccination event using the Pfizer vaccine at the ballpark in Bridgewater for anyone aged 12 and older on Wednesday June 16 from 5 to 8pm. Everyone who gets vaccinated will receive free tickets to the game that evening, and to the July 7 game upon returning for a second dose.

To participate, visit rwjbh.org/covid19vaccine and select “Somerset Patriots” as your preferred location. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

You can find earlier vaccination opportunities on the New Jersey Vaccine Finder website, where you are likely to find appointments for 12 and older at the Pike Run Plaza CVS, and for 18 and older at the Montgomery Shopping Center Walgreens.

The Montgomery Township Health Department will hold its next Moderna vaccine clinics on June 19th at the Otto Kaufman Community Center and on June 25th at the Pike Run Clubhouse. Our next Pfizer clinic for 12 and older is June 24 at the Montgomery High School. All Montgomery clinics accept walk-ins, but you can get an appointment on the Montgomery health department website.

If any resident needs help with transportation, New Jersey’s 2-1-1 program is offering free round-trip Lyft rides for vax appointments. Just call 2-1-1 to arrange a ride. For more help, call Somerset County’s COVID Hotline at (908) 231-7155.


CAR PARADE MONDAY TO CELEBRATE CLASS OF 2021

The public is invited to bring noise makers to applaud the Montgomery High School 2021 graduates along a car parade route on Monday, June 14, at 5:30 pm. Best viewing areas include the sidelines of the road through Skillman Park. Seniors will gather at 5 pm at Montgomery High School.

The Montgomery Police Department will start the parade at 5:30 pm and run for an hour. Seniors will drive in decorated cars along a “nostalgic route” past Village Elementary School, Orchard Hill Elementary School, Lower Middle School, and the Upper Middle School.

Decorated cars will be judged by Montgomery Mayor Devra Keenan, and winners announced. More details, including a parade route map, can be found in the Montgomery News.


NOMINATE YOUR ENVIRONMENT CHAMPION!

The Montgomery Environmental Commission wants to recognize township residents, students, businesses and organizations who are taking steps to protect our shared environment with the inaugural Montgomery Environmental Awards.

For example, tell us about the efforts of your neighbor who turned their yard into a backyard habitat, or a student who volunteers to shine a light on environmental issues, or a local business going above and beyond to incorporate sustainable practices into their operations.

The Township is seeking nominations by July 15 in these categories:  1) Climate Change & Clean Air; 2) Water Resources; 3) Healthy Ecosystems & Habitats; 4) Landowner of the Year; and 5) Healthy & Sustainable Businesses.  For a description of eligibility, award categories, and the nomination process, visit the Environmental Commission’s Earth Day website.

Nominations are due by 4pm July 15 via email to LWasilauski@twp.montgomery.nj.us or via mail to:  Montgomery Environmental Commission, 2261 Van Horne Road, Belle Mead NJ 08502.

Winners will be announced this fall.


“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.

Visit the Township Env. Commission’s Earth Day website to see a map showing the drop-off locations.

Recycle/Discard:

  • Metal (courtesy of Klein Recycling)
  • Printer cartridges (courtesy of Technician X)
  • Plastic flower pots (courtesy of Shade Tree Committee)
  • Electronics
  • Expired/unwanted medications (courtesy of the Somerset County Sheriff)
  • Paper shredding for sensitive documents (no newspapers, 3 ring binders or bulldog clips; paper clips and staples are ok)

Donate:

All participants are asked to bring food and household items to donate to the Montgomery Food Pantry, which especially needs pasta sauce, fruit bars, granola bars, mayonnaise, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, and more.


MUNICIPAL BUILDING TO REOPEN JUNE 14

Montgomery Township Municipal Building at 2261 Route 206, in Belle Mead, will reopen to the public on Monday, June 14, from 8 am to 4:30 pm, but with mask-wearing required of all employees and visitors.

The Otto Kaufman Community Center (OKCC) at 356 Skillman Rd in Skillman has already reopened between 8am and 6pm Monday through Friday for residents signing up for programs or visiting the Food Pantry. The facility is also being used for vaccine clinics, blood drives, and elections. Masking is required of all staff and visitors.

However, neither the municipal building nor community center will be available for public meetings, nor for meetings of community groups, and the OKCC gymnasium remains closed to rentals.

Township Committee meetings, and meetings of boards and commissions, will continue virtually on Zoom for the time being. A list of virtual June meetings is available on the municipal website.


DETAILED COVID CASE REPORT

There have been no (0) new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill, since our last report on Monday, 6-7-21.

As of 9AM today, June 9

Montgomery cases: 1273

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

206    40-49

180   50-59

122    60-69

44    70-79

73    80+

1308 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

–  1283 presumed recovered a

– 0 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/