COVID-19 Case Count 5-12; Community Forum May 18; Stimulus Check Deadline; Business Types Open/Closed



As of 9 am today, 5/12:

NJ cases: 140,743

NJ deaths:  9,508

Somerset County cases: 4,115

Somerset County deaths: 339

Montgomery cases:  98

Montgomery deaths: 5

Montgomery presumed recovered: 60 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:


Monday May 18 @ 7 PM

Join us live on Monday May 18th from 7-8pm when Montgomery municipal leaders will address questions on the state of affairs in town during the COVID-19 emergency with the latest information and answers.

Civic representatives and news media will ask questions of a panel of local officials for discussion during the forum. The panel will include Mayor Sadaf Jaffer, Deputy Mayor Marvin Schuldiner, Twp. Administrator Donato Nieman, Asst. Twp. Administrator/CFO Michael Pitts, Police Director James Gill, Health Officer Stephanie Carey, Township Attorney Kevin Van Hise, Acting Superintendent of Schools Mary McLoughlin, and Board of Education President Joanne Tonkin.

Watch Live on Comcast Cable Channel 29 or the Twp. Video webpage at:

All residents are welcomed to submit questions electronically to or dial in:+1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 899 2555 2470




We would like to remind all residents that those eligible who haven’t received their Economic Impact Payment (stimulus) check yet, who wish to receive their check through direct deposit, have until tomorrow, May 13 at 12:00 PM noon to provide the IRS with your bank account information on the IRS website.

Visit to provide your information today.

Those who satisfy the criteria and either want a paper check or miss the deadline will still receive a paper check by mail.

After tomorrow’s deadline, the Get My Payment portal established by the IRS will only be available for taxpayers to view the status of their Economic Impact Payment.

See IRS newsroom for further info at:




Executive Order 107, a Statewide Stay-At-Home and Closure of All Non-Essential Retail Businesses Order issued March 21 by Governor Murphy, remains in effect at this time.

On May 6th, the governor extended the Public Health Emergency by 30 days.  See Exec. Order #138.

The State has created this MASTER LIST:




Some recent clarifications by the State include:

Construction work that is deemed essential is allowed to continue.  Construction not deemed essential was mandated to cease on April 10.

On April 27, the State Office of Emergency Management issued Administrative Order #2020-10 on essential retail businesses, clarifying the status of pet groomers, personal care services, and car dealership test drives.

On Saturday, May 2, golf courses were allowed to open so long as they adopt minimum social distancing policies. State and County Parks and Montgomery Township Parks were also reopened at that time, and can remain open as long as the public continues to follow social distancing restrictions carefully. The governor has also determined that schools must remain physically closed through the end of the school year.

Regarding in-person medical appointments, the Office of the Attorney General has clarified that “Health Facilities with Medically Necessary or Therapeutic Services” may remain open.  These are being handled by the provider and patient on a case-by-case basis.

Please follow these embedded links to see all gubernatorial EXECUTIVE ORDERS and all ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS from the State Office of Emergency Management.

To see a list of Montgomery businesses which indicates those self-reporting as open, go to the Township Business Directory at: (Please note: Businesses may be open and not have informed the township of their status.  Also check with the businesses directly.)