COVID-19 Case Count 5-18, Community Forum Tonight, Memorial Day Observance 5/25, All Tennis Courts to Reopen Fri.


As of 9 am today, 5/18:

NJ cases: 148,039

NJ deaths:  10,435

Somerset County cases: 4,278

Somerset County deaths: 375

Montgomery cases:  100

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

19      80+

Total 106 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:


Tonight Live: Montgomery Twp. Leaders to Host a COVID-19 Community Forum

Montgomery Township municipal and school leaders will hold a forum on the COVID-19 emergency on Monday, May 18 at 7 pm on Comcast Cable Channel 29 and via live stream.

Civic representatives, news media, and the public will ask questions of a panel of local officials for discussion during the forum. Questions will relate to how Montgomery Township is faring the pandemic and how new orders from the State may be changing the landscape for businesses and residents.

The panel will include: Mayor Sadaf Jaffer; Deputy Mayor Marvin Schuldiner; Township Administrator Donato Nieman; Assistant Township Administrator/CFO Michael Pitts; Police Director James Gill; Health Officer Stephanie Carey; Board of Health Chairman Jeremy Grayson; Township Attorney Kevin Van Hise; 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:

Viewers may email questions to or call 646.558.8656 and use Meeting ID: 899 2555 2470 to ask a question during the live event.


Memorial Day Ceremony Premieres Online May 25

The Montgomery Veterans Memorial Committee is pre-recording a Memorial Day Ceremony video which will be posted online.  The video will include a narration of our ceremony using images, video messages from the Mayor and Chaplain, the play of TAPS and a montage from the students of Montgomery Lower Middle School.

The Montgomery Veterans Memorial Committee invites you attend their Virtual Memorial Day Ceremony beginning on Monday, May 25th by visiting the Veterans Committee website at or the Township Facebook page at

Viewers are encouraged to view the Virtual Ceremony at 9:00 am on Memorial Day when our ceremony would normally take place, but can view the presentation any time afterwards, in observance of Memorial Day.

Private & Public Tennis Courts in Montgomery to Reopen Friday in Keeping with Anticipated Order from Governor

Residents should soon have more outdoor recreation options with tennis clubs, ranges and community gardens allowed to reopen in the latest incremental announcement Monday from Governor Phil Murphy to loosen restrictions he ordered during the coronavirus pandemic.

Murphy is signing an executive order that allows “some additional outdoor recreational areas and businesses to restart their operations,” including batting cages, golf ranges, shooting and archery ranges and horseback riding. Golfers may also now tee-off in foursomes. Private tennis clubs and community gardens can also reopen.

The order takes effect this Friday, May 22 at 6 a.m. Tennis courts, whether public or private, located in Montgomery Township will reopen at that time, in keeping with the anticipated order.

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