Case Count 5-26, Day of Action Tomorrow, Status of Bridge Projects, MontgomeryTogether Encourages Community

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

As of 9 am today, 5/26:

NJ cases: 155,764
NJ deaths: 11,191
Somerset County cases: 4,489
Somerset County deaths: 399
Montgomery cases:  102
Montgomery deaths: 7
Montgomery presumed recovered: 75 a
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0
Rocky Hill presumed recovered: 6 a

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

6      <20
10      20-29
14      30-39
15      40-49
23      50-59
17      60-69
 4      70-79
19      80+

Total 108 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: 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/


CENSUS DAY OF ACTION: CALL THOSE WHO COUNT ON YOU!

Tomorrow, Wednesday, May 27 is a Day of Action for the census in New Jersey. Please remember to ‘Call Those Who Count On You’ to see how they’re doing and to ask them to fill out their all-important census. This will really help Montgomery and other New Jersey communities over the next 10 years. Accurate census data will be very instrumental in helping to build a better future and stronger communities for us all.  The federal funds we get are informed by census data and will go a long way to helping with our COVID-19 recovery.

Here’s how the call program works – You call at least five friends, neighbors or family members to check and see how they are doing. Then also ask if they’ve had a chance to fill out their census. If they haven’t, below is a link that provided info so that you can tell them why it’s so important / answer typical questions. Then ask those who said yes to call five of their friends and family members – and so on, and so on. See script and facts about the census at: https://nj.gov/state/census-outreach.shtml  You can report back your results there too (optional).

As a friend, neighbor, or relative you are a trusted voice and there is no one more effective than YOU to ask those you know to fill out the census. Thank you!

P.S.  Western Montgomery has a lower census response rate in town at 71%, while northern Belle Mead is highest at 83% (May 25), but both continue to increase significantly in the last few weeks and are better than many surrounding areas. Congratulations to those who are responding and telling friends – you are improving our count and making a difference for the future!


Rt. 206 Bridge Work Completed; Rt. 601 Bridge Work Continues

The NJ Department of Transportation completed the much anticipated final paving and striping for the new bridge over the Cruser Brook on Rt. 206 in Belle Mead last Thursday night.  Equipment may still be seen as the site is demobilized, but this project is now essentially completed!

The Somerset County Engineering Division reports that work continues on the bridge on Rt. 601 near Grandview Road. There have been delays due to the pandemic, but they should have a more current road reopening date available  soon.  For this information, go to the County website at:

Somerset County Website – Direct Source for Latest Updates:

https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/government/public-works/engineering/road-projects-construction-announcements/belle-mead-blawenburg-road-cr-601-bridge-d0303.


MontgomeryTogether Encourages Community

MontgomeryTogether is a growing online portal about us, the Montgomery community!

If you haven’t yet heard about the new MontgomeryTogether.us website, launched May 1, here is its mission statement:

Montgomery Together is a collaborative effort between the Township and Board of Education to serve as a Virtual Town Square for Montgomery. By offering virtual alternatives to physical gathering spaces, Montgomery Together seeks to maintain community cohesion while alleviating feelings of social isolation. The website also serves as an online information hub for individuals and families facing challenges related to food security, mental & physical healthcare, and joblessness during the coronavirus pandemic.

Just take a look at all the great helping projects  under Community Initiatives, especially those by students!  Shout-outs to 7th grader Krish Vatsa, for his Porch portraits for Frontline workers; MHS’s Claire Fitzgerald for helping HomeFront; 8th grader Moksh Desai, for Starve Corona, Feed America; and 8th grader Saanvi Agarawal, for Paying it Forward by tutoring younger students online.

MontgomeryTogether suggests home-based activities for kids under Kids Corner and even includes a virtual events calendar .  Check it out! Do you have something you would like to share about?  Email MontgomeryTogether@twp.montgomery.nj.us.