9-09: Business Forum Sept. 23, Document Shredding Dates, Case Report


Now that the State of New Jersey is easing into Stage Three of its reopening plan, local businesses may be considering how to ramp up and be looking for guidance and support.  Montgomery is here to help.   Montgomery Township will host a Business Forum on Wednesday, Sept. 23 from 7:00 to 8:00 pm as a Zoom Webinar. The purpose of this forum is to connect local business owners with township professionals and elected officials to get the latest information on business operation protocols, learn about any new rules on reopening, and open the discussion for businesses to get as many related questions answered right then and there.

Chris Edwards, the new CEO of the Somerset County Business Partnership, will join a virtual Montgomery Business Forum on September 23 to talk about how county businesses are responding to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic.  In addition, Township staff related to Health, Planning, Finance, Code Enforcement, and Police will be available to answer questions on local reopening measures and current health and safety regulations/recommendations. Chris Edwards, CEO of the Somerset County Business Partnership, will also be in attendance.

Those wishing to participate should use the following link to join the webinar (there is no need to pre-register) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83407518532?pwd=TzJlWWc1djF3NDR1UUJVOG5ja3VwQT09  Passcode: 161181 or go to Zoom.us and use Webinar ID: 834 0751 8532 and Passcode: 161181.  This info is also found on the Twp. website’s Sept. Meetings Calendar.

For businesses unable to attend, the forum will be recorded and available for viewing on the Township website at https://montgomerynj.swagit.com/specialty  – the meetings video webpage’s Specialty Tab.



Secure Document Shredding Sept. 19 in Branchburg & Oct. 3 in Montgomery

Somerset County will hold a secure document shredding event on Saturday, September 19th from 9 AM to 1 PM (or until truck fills) at the Branchburg Municipal Building, 1077 US Highway 202 North, Branchburg, NJ.

Somerset County will also hold a secure document shredding event on Saturday, October 3rd from 9 AM to 1 PM (or until truck fills) at Montgomery High School, 1016 Rt. 601, Skillman, NJ 08558.

These events (~8 per year) are open to any Somerset County resident with I.D.

Proof of Somerset County residency is required. Residents can bring a combination of up to six bags, containers or boxes per trip. No businesses allowed. No commercial vehicles allowed.

For more information, call 908-203-6018, email PublicWorks@co.somerset.nj.us, or go to www.co.somerset.nj.us/shredding


See Related Somerset County September Recycling Calendar Article


Note: There have been two (2) new cases in Montgomery/Rocky Hill since our last report Friday, 9-04-20.

As of 9 am today, 9-09

NJ cases: 194,990
NJ deaths: 16,009
Somerset County cases: 5,489
Somerset County deaths: 567
Montgomery cases:  151
Montgomery deaths: 7
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

16       <20
19       20-29
14       30-39
26       40-49
36       50-59
24       60-69
4        70-79
18       80+

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

– 146 presumed recovereda

–     4 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/