COVID-19 Case Count 5-08, Tax Grace Period to 6/1, Montgomery Ranks Safest City, Celebrate Our Grads



As of 9 am today, 5/08:

NJ cases: 135,454
NJ deaths:  8,952
Somerset County cases: 3,968
Somerset County deaths: 328
Montgomery cases:  98
Montgomery deaths: 5
Montgomery presumed recovered: 51 a
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0
Rocky Hill presumed recovered: 5 a

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

5      <20
10      20-29
14      30-39
15      40-49
22      50-59
17      60-69
4      70-79
17      80+

Total 104 cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill

a “Presumed recovered” means 30 days have elapsed since individual’s diagnosis and the person is not hospitalized.

The above numbers represent a snapshot in time, and will change daily or even hourly as new data come in. We are including both laboratory-confirmed cases, and probable cases, meaning cases believed to have COVID-19 based on symptoms and exposure to confirmed cases (identified via contact tracing), but who cannot yet qualify for testing at this time. If you are experiencing cough and fever, you should isolate yourself from well family members, and stay home until 3 days after your symptoms resolve without medications. If your symptoms worsen, contact your health care provider for a telemedicine consultation. We continue to stress the importance of washing hands, maintaining social distancing, and staying home.

For further statistics, go to the Health Dept.’s COVID-19 portal:,  State of NJ DOH’s COVID-19 Case Chart , and

*****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:



The Montgomery Township Committee has extended the 2nd quarter Property Tax Grace period to 6/1/20.  Payments received by end of business day on 6/1/20 are on time.  Any payments received after 6/1/20 will be charged interest going back to 5/1/20. For methods of payment, while the Twp. building is closed, go to the PAYMENT webpage of the Township website.




We are proud to announce the following:

SafeWise has just released its sixth annual Safest Cities in New Jersey report and Montgomery Township ranked #25 this year among the top 50 safest cities in New Jersey. Congratulations to our residents for looking out for one another and to our officials and Police Department. Their dedicated service shows!

You can read the full report here:



Graduations are such milestones and this year’s graduates, from preschool to grad school, deserve to be lauded for their achievements.  Montgomery Township wants residents to know about a great, new way to celebrate our graduates, developed by The Montgomery News, especially for this unusual time:

The Montgomery News wants to help our community celebrate all 2020 graduates, from preschool to graduate school!

In the July paper, a special graduation section will highlight the accomplishments of local students and give thanks to teachers, coaches, school administrators, or other educators.

Announcements will also help sustain the paper during the COVID-19 pandemic and 10% of the announcement rate will be donated to the Montgomery Township Education Foundation.

Announcements cost $60 and include a small color photo and up to 25 words of text. The deadline to submit an announcement is June 15, 2020.

To purchase an announcement, visit

Questions? Please email



Please note that the Montgomery Township report on COVID-19 cases will pause over the weekend and resume on Monday, May 11.  We wish everyone a good Mothers Day weekend. Stay safe. Here’s What’s Open #InMontgomeryNJ.