MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE & POLICE CONDEMN ALL ACTS OF RACISM AND RACIST VIOLENCE, INCLUDING POLICE VIOLENCE, THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, AND CALLING FOR DIALOGUE, UNITY AND HEALING
Remarks by Montgomery Police Director James Gill and all members of the Montgomery Township Committee may be heard in video at:
https://montgomerynj.swagit.com/play/06042020-907 (Click on Time Stamp Items 1, 2 & 3)
Mayor Sadaf Jaffer’s statement on behalf of the Township Committee:
Over the past several weeks our nation has witnessed far too many cases of anti-Black racism and violence, including the tragic killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody. As Mayor, and as a person of conscience, I condemn anti-Black racism and prejudice of any kind. On behalf of the Township Committee, I join Montgomery Township’s Police Director Captain James Gill in striving for fairness, equity, and compassion in all policies and interactions with the public.
We understand there is work to be done, and are planning to meet with community stakeholders to address their questions and concerns. We are committed to a transparent and participatory process as we take time to reflect, listen, and improve.
We take seriously our responsibility to represent and serve our entire community. We often speak about the many things that make Montgomery a wonderful place to live, but it is not immune to racism. Racism is a systemic problem that permeates our society and we must work together to pursue a more equitable and just future.
FARMER’S MARKET TOMORROW 6/6, 9 AM to 12 NOON
The Montgomery Farmer’s Market is back this year, but with several changes, including a location shift and new rules for the safety of both shoppers and sellers.
The market is moving to the center aisle of the Village Shopper III parking lot, in front of Lili B’s, due to construction at the Village Shopper I. Starting tomorrow, it will run every Saturday through October, opening at 9 am, but closing an hour earlier than usual, at 12 noon. Market organized by the Montgomery Friends of Open Space. More details at: https://montgomeryfriends.org/farmers-market/
Saturday is TRAILS DAY
National Trails Day is Saturday June 6, and while Montgomery Twp. will miss hosting our annual Trails Day event in person this year, we encourage you to explore the miles of trails in Montgomery! (Please remember to social distance.) Take a walk on your favorite path, or explore a new one! Take a photo to submit to the Montgomery Twp. Recreation Dept. for display on June 15 NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY DAY at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Maps of the Township’s trails are posted at https://recreation.montgomery.nj.us/parks/.
One Montgomery / Montgomery Mosaic hosts:
Montgomery Speaks out against Racism: A Virtual Gathering via Zoom
Saturday, June 6th at 8pm with a Candle Lighting Ceremony at 8:46pm
You are invited to join a community event to show your solidarity with the protests, vigils, and marches which have arisen in response to the tragic killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody and the anger, frustration, and despair experienced due to the continued racial injustice and violence in our country.
We will be meeting through the digital meeting program called Zoom beginning at 8pm. During the event, speakers will share words, poems, prayers, and songs. At 8:46pm we will conclude with a candlelight vigil for 8 minutes and 46 seconds to remember George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all those who have lost their lives to racist violence.
If you would like to speak please email MontgomeryTogether@twp.montgomery.nj.us
This is a virtual gathering and all are encouraged to attend. If you are not able to attend the entire event, we encourage you to participate in the vigil at 8:46pm.
Register in advance for this webinar:
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3835041563236598/
TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT
NOTE FROM HEALTH OFFICER STEPHANIE CAREY: There are no new cases since Monday. This is a hopeful trend. More people are getting tested, but the “positivity rate” is low, which in epidemiology shows that we are more likely to be accurately catching all our cases. Next week we will have a message explaining Contact Tracing as an effective approach to contain possible outbreaks during this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of 9 am today, 6/05
NJ cases: 162,530
NJ deaths: 11,970
Somerset County cases: 4,626
Somerset County deaths: 423
Montgomery cases: 108
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:
Total 114 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.
*****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/.