April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (nhtsa.gov), between 2012 – 2017, nearly 20,000 people in the U.S. were killed in a crash involving a distracted driver.

In April, as part of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, NHTSA will again be partnering with state and local enforcement for the U Drive. U Pay campaign as a reminder to all drivers that distracted driving is deadly and illegal.

Common distracted driving behaviors include, grooming, eating, texting, drinking, using your smart phone for directions or other types of browsing, all of which will be monitored and ticketed. Texting is considered the most alarming distraction. Sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for five seconds, which is like driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed.

Everyone can get involved in ending distracted driving. Teens and parents need to talk to each other and parents need to be careful to model good behavior. educators and employers can help spread the word about the dangers of distracted driving. Employers have the opportunity to set a company policy on distracted driving.

Take responsibility. When you’re behind the wheel, your only commitment is to driving. Everything else can wait.

COVID-19 Vaccine Helpful Tips & Tricks

For Individuals With NO Access to Internet

Call:
New Jersey State COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center: 855-568-0514

Montgomery Township Health Department: 908-359-8211

For Seniors Age 75+ Only: 
New Jersey COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center: 856-249-7007

CVS Pharmacy: 800-746-7287

Rite Aid Pharmacy: 800-748-3243

Walgreens Pharmacy: 1-800-9254-73367 (1-800-WALGREENS)

 

For Individuals With Access to Internet:

  1. Pre-register on the NJ State’s Vaccine Scheduling System at: www.covidvaccine.nj.gov

2. Pre-register at any of the State’s Mega Sites at:

MEGASITES

Facility NameFacility AddressMinimum AgeFacility Website
Atlantic County Megasite Atlantic City Convention Center 1 Convention Boulevard Atlantic City16 yearsvaccination.atlanticare.org
Bergen County MegasiteRacetrack at Meadlowlands 1 Racetrack Drive East Rutherford16 years hackensackmeridianhealth.org/covid19/meadowlands
Burlington County MegasiteMoorestown Mall (Lord & Taylor)
400 & 401 NJ-38 Moorestown
16 yearsvirtua.org/vaccine
Gloucester County MegasiteRowan College of South Jersey 1400 Tanyard Road Sewell16 yearsPre-register at covidvaccine.nj.gov/
Middlesex County MegasiteNJ Convention & Expo Center 97 Sunfield Ave. Edison16 yearsrwjbh.org/covid19vaccine
Morris County MegasiteRockaway Townsquare Mall 301 Mount Hope Avenue Rockaway16 yearsMorris County Vaccine Registration


       3. Follow the state’s unofficial “vaccine bots” on Twitter and Facebook. These are accounts managed by tech-savvy individuals who care and want to help residents secure appointments as soon as they become available. You will need to set up a Twitter and/or Facebook account if you don’t already have one.

Twitter Vaccine Bot Accounts:

    • twitter.com/c19vaxxupdates
    • twitter.com/nj_vaccine

Facebook COVID-19 Vaccine Groups:

  • New Jersey Covid Vaccine Info

Reopening Guidance

Employer/Business Outreach Packet 

Recommended Signage


Face Covering Required


Cleaning and Disinfecting


Cleaning High Touch Surfaces 


I Wear My Mask in Public for 3 Reasons


Mask Up


No Mask. No Meeting. 


Outdoor Dining


Time. Space. People & Place


What is Your COVID-19 Risk Level?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/businesses-employers.html

New Jersey Governor’s Orders and Public Health Guidance

Non-Essential Construction, Curbside Pickup at Non-Essential Retail Businesses, and Gatherings in Cars
Summary of Non-Essential Construction
https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-142.pdf

Outdoor Dining Protocols and Process to Expand Premises for Liquor License Holders
New Jersey Department of Health Outdoor Dining Executive Order  
Checklist Guidance for Outdoor Dining Establishments
Summary of Key Points Outdoor Dining
https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-150.pdf

Youth Camps:
New Jersey Health Department Youth Camps/Day Care Guidance
Summary of Key Points Youth Camps/Day Cares
https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-149.pdf

Swimming Pools/Recreational Bathing
Public Health Guidance from State Health Department 
Summary of Governor’s Order Key Points Swimming Pools and Recreational Bathing
CDC Guidance on Swimming Pools and Recreational Bathing

Child Care Centers
Public Health Guidance from State Health Department

Tanning and Body Art Establishments
Summary of Governor’s Order Tanning and Body Art Establishment

COVID-Testing

 

For the General Public:

Testing Sites 

Special Pop-up Testing Events:

Skillman Park, Lot A, Main Blvd. (Across from High School)
Outdoor Mobile Site
Saturday, April 3, 2021
9:00am – 1:00pm
Map, Full Article

Montgomery Township: Municipal Building Courtroom
Thursday, April 8, 2021
1:00pm – 4:00pm
Flyer: [English] [Spanish]

Type of Test AvailableFacility NameFacility AddressFacility Contact Info
Antibody, Swab and RapidAccess Medical Associates3322 Route 22 West Suite 104, Branchburg, NJ 08876(908) 704-0100
Swab and AntibodyAccurate Diagnostic Labs - Somerset636 Easton Ave Suite 2- Building 2, Somerset, NJ 08873(732) 839-3357
Rapid, Antibody and SwabAFC Urgent Care - Bound Brook601 W. Union Ave, Bound Brook, NJ 08805(732) 469-3627
RapidAmwell Pharmacy438 Route 206, Hillsborough, NJ 08844(908) 829-3431
RapidBedminster Specialty Pharmacy1560 US 206, Bedminster, NJ 07921(908) 396-7000
Antibody, Swab and RapidBrunswick Urgent Care - Franklin Park3185 Route 27, Franklin Park, NJ 08823(732) 422-4889
Antibody, Swab and RapidCentral Jersey Urgent Care - Greenbrook119 US-22, Greenbrook, NJ 08812(732) 250-9550
Rapid, PCRCentral Jersey Urgent Care – Montgomery Twp.1325 U.S. 206, Belle Mead, NJ 08502
Montgomery Shopping Plaza, parking lot across Cinemas
Registration Link
Antibody, Swab and RapidCentral Jersey Urgent Care - Somerset84 Veronica Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873(732) 210-9609
SwabCVS Health - Belle Mead2311 Route 206, Suite 600 Belle Mead, NJ 08502(866) 389-2727
SwabCVS Health - Bridgewater440 Union Avenue, Bridgewater, NJ 08807(866) 389-2727
SwabCVS Health - Franklin Park3211 Route 27, Franklin Park, NJ 08823(732) 422-0213
SwabCVS Health - North Plainfield780 Route 22 East, North Plainfield, NJ 07060(908) 757-1965
SwabCVS Health - Somerset462 Elizabeth Avenue, Somerset, NJ 08873(732) 356-3179
RapidFar Hills Pharmacy405 Main Street, Bedminster, NJ 07921(908) 234-1101
Antibody and RapidGS Labs976 U.S. 22, Bridgewater, NJ 08807(908) 229-6906
Swab and RapidHills Pediatrics613 Courtyard Drive, Hillsborough, NJ 08844(908) 725-0875
SwabHunterdon Urgent Care - Raritan45F 206 South, Raritan, NJ 08869(908) 237-4122
RapidMD Express Testing Center309 Omni Drive, Hillsborough, NJ 08844(908) 281-0919
Antibody, Swab and RapidMedemerge - Greenbrook1005 N. Washington Ave., Greenbrook, NJ 08812(732) 968-8900
SwabMedExpress Urgent Care - Watchung1569 US 22, Watchung, NJ 07069(908) 322-2631
Antibody and Swab PM Pediatric Urgent Care - Bridgewater966 Route 22 West , Bridgewater, NJ 08807(732) 605-5437
SwabRite Aid - Somerset773 Hamilton St, Somerset, NJ 08873(732) 545-2299
AntibodySaint Peter's University Hospital254 Easton Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901(732) 745-8600, x8983
Sante Pharmacy200 Nassau St., Princeton, NJ 08542(609) 921-8822
Swab and RapidSouth Branch Family Practice48 Robbins Road, Branchburg, NJ 08876(908) 685-8080
Swab and RapidSunshine Laboratory181 Route 22 East, Greenbrook, NJ 08812(732) 529-5830
Antibody and SwabUrgent Health Care719 Route 22 West, North Plainfield, NJ 07060(908) 561-4300
SwabUltra Care Pharmacy3191 Route 27, Franklin Park, NJ 08823(732) 798-6076
SwabVA Lyons Campus
*specific population
151 Knollcraft Road, Lyons, NJ 07939(908) 647-0180

COVID-19 Test (At-Home Kit) You can order COVID-19 diagnostic collection kits online. After completing an online screening, if testing is necessary, you will be able to place an order for a home test kit. The kit enables you to collect a nasal swab at home and send it to a certified lab for processing. You will receive secure digital results within days.

https://www.pixel.labcorp.com/at-home-test-kits/covid-19-test-home-collection-kit

https://www.forhims.com/covid-test

https://www.vaulthealth.com/covid 

Emergency Preparedness Plan and Surge Nursing

Montgomery Township Health Department is currently working on updating our preparedness plans and we want to make sure proper procedures are in place for infectious disease outbreaks in the event we need to activate our Emergency Preparedness Plan.

We are looking for additional Registered Nurses to handle things like answer incoming phone calls, screen patients, and vaccinate the community in the event of a pandemic.  We encourage Nurses who live in or work near Montgomery Township to be a part of our Surge Nursing Team.

Click here for the flyer with additional details.

If you are interested, please contact Brianna McKenna at BMcKenna@twp.montgomery.nj.us for more information.