NJ Travel Advisory Expands, Haz Waste Day 7-25, CafeMerica @ The Grove, Case Report

Travel Advisory List Updated to 22 States

New Jersey Adds Four New States, Removes Delaware

To save lives and prevent the spread of COVID-19, New Jersey has issued an incoming travel advisory that all individuals entering New Jersey from states with a significant spread of COVID-19 should quarantine for 14-days after leaving that state. This includes travel by train, bus, car, plane and any other method of transportation.

As of Tuesday, July 14, there are currently 22 states that meet the criteria stated above:

Alabama (added 6/24/20), Arkansas (6/24/20), Arizona (6/24/20), California (6/30/20), Florida (6/24/20), Georgia (6/30/20), Iowa (6/30/20) Idaho (6/30/20), Kansas (7/7/20), Louisiana (6/30/20), Minnesota (7/14/20), Mississippi (6/30/20), North Carolina (6/24/20), Nevada (6/30/20), New Mexico (7/14/20),Ohio (7/14/20), Oklahoma (7/7/20), South Carolina (6/24/20), Tennessee (6/30/20), Texas (6/24/20), Utah (6/24/20), and Wisconsin (7/14/20).

Note: Delaware was removed from the list on 7/14/20

More info is available and this list is updated regularly on the NJ COVID-19 Information Hub.



When: Sat, July 25, 9am – 2pm

Where:  South County Public Works Garage, 410 Roycefield Road, Hillsborough 08844

The Somerset County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program gives residents and farmers a legal and cost-free way to dispose of unwanted household items that cannot be disposed of in the regular trash. This drop-off opportunity is for residents only. No registration is necessary, but proof of Somerset County residency is required.

Adherence to social distancing guidelines is required. Residents must wear gloves and facial coverings, stay in their vehicles with the windows rolled up and store hazardous materials in trunks or truck beds.

Mark your calendar and clear out your garage, shed or basement of old cleaners, yard and lawn pesticides, oils, oil-based paints, and other materials. Please read list below. After July 25th, there are only two more events scheduled this year from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Remaining 2020 schedule:

Sept. 12
Branchburg Township Public Works Garage

34 Kenbury Road
Branchburg, NJ 08876

Oct. 17
South County Public Works Garage
410 Roycefield Road
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Household hazardous waste includes banned or outdated pesticides, antifreeze, transmission fluid, brake fluids, wet-cell car batteries, motor oil (2-gallon maximum), used oil filters, fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent lights, ammonia-based cleaners, gasoline, kerosene, mercury switches, mercury, helium balloon tanks, fire extinguishers, used cooking oil, oil-based paints, pool chemicals, barbecue propane tanks

and rechargeable and button-cell batteries.

DO NOT drop off tires, or electronics (computers and televisions), infectious waste, gas cylinders, or smoke detectors. Air conditioners and dehumidifiers will NOT be accepted. No commercial vehicles are allowed.

For more information on the types and quantities of materials accepted, contact the Somerset County Division of Solid Waste Management at 908-231-7031, email solidwaste@co.somerset.nj.us or visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/HHW

A complete listing of recyclable items, recycling drop-off events (First Saturday of the Month, Household Hazardous Waste, RX, E-waste and Tire) and much more is available at https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-works/recycling

More information at: https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-works/recycling/hazardous-waste-days



CaféMerica at THE GROVE

Check out this Virtual Main Street video featuring the new CaféMerica and owner Robert.  It includes their great selection of Bubble Teas, the care they take to keep everything safe and immaculate, and some great footage of The Grove too!

Not everyone may have had a chance yet to stop over to The Grove at Montgomery, our newest shopping center at Rt. 206 and Belle Mead-Griggstown Rd.  It is a convenient spot that features a great selection of retail shops and eateries in an attractive, upscale setting.  You can even grab a bite to go at the Grove and walk over to the Montgomery Dog Park behind it or even take a walk from there on the wooded municipal trail out to Montgomery Veterans Park and back.






Note: There has been one (1) new case in Montgomery/Rocky Hill since our last report on 7-13-20.

The Montgomery Health Dept. has started monitoring travelers from out-of-state ‘hot spots’ for self-quarantine.

As of 9 am today, 7/15

NJ cases: 176,278
NJ deaths: 15,634
Somerset County cases: 5,057
Somerset County deaths: 550
Montgomery cases:  124
Montgomery deaths: 7
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

11           <20
13           20-29
19           30-39
21           40-49
24           50-59
18           60-69
5           70-79
19           80+

130 confirmed and probably cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

– 109 presumed recovered a

–   14 currently ill

–     7 fatalities

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/