Ways to Vote, Virtual RecNCrew Camp, Rt. 601 Open, 3rd Qtr. Tax Bills Delayed, Fireworks Video, Covid-10 Case Report

Ways to Vote in Tomorrow’s Primary Election

Any registered voter can vote in three ways in tomorrow’s primary election:

  1. Return your vote-by-mail ballot via mail. The envelope must be postmarked on or before July 7th.
  2. Return your vote-by-mail ballot to a drop box, by 8:00 PM on July 7, at five (5) locations within Somerset County:

Hillsborough Township Municipal Building, 379 South Branch Road, Hillsborough

Somerset County Administration Building, 20 Grove Street, Somerville.

Franklin Township Municipal Building, 475 Demott Lane, Somerset

Bridgewater Township Municipal Building, 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater

Bernards Township Municipal Building, 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge

Also, any eligible voter who has not cast a ballot in this primary election can come to the white tent set up outside of the Somerset County Administration Building, 20 Grove St., Somerville to request and obtain a ballot Tuesday, July 7 from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

  1. Vote, in person, via provisional paper ballot at the four (4) polling locations within the Township (below).  Polls are open Tuesday from 6:00AM to 8:00PM.  In addition, those persons with a certified disability will be permitted to vote using the machine.Voters requiring additional support can contact the Somerset County Clerk’s office at 908-231-7013 or use an ADA compliant voting device at a polling place.

Central Jersey Masonic Center, 345 Kingston-River Road, Princeton

Otto Kaufman Community Center, 356 Skillman Road, Skillman

Montgomery Evangelical Free Church, 246 Griggstown Road, Belle Mead

Montgomery Township Municipal Building, 2261 Route 206, Belle Mead

For help in filling out and casting a ballot, please see this video developed by the County Clerk’s office at https://bit.ly/VBMVideo2020

 


Hurry – it’s not too late for Virtual Rec N Crew Camp!

Although we cannot hold our outdoor Rec N Crew Camp, we wanted to give our campers something to look forward to and to have FUN, which just started today! Sign-ups have been brisk but it’s not too late! Virtual Rec N Crew will run from 7/6 – 7/31 and will give at least one activity each weekday for your camper to take part in. We have created a private camp Facebook group that parents may post pictures and comments in for their campers. If you are not a Facebook user the activities and directions will be emailed to you!  We can’t wait to see all of your smiling and creative faces!

Registration is $15 per camper.  Register at: http://register.communitypass.net/Montgomery  Each camper who registers by 7/10 will receive a T-shirt!

Daily themes for camp are : Make something Monday, Teamwork Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and Fantastic Friday. For more information, call (609) 466-3023.


Rt. 601 Bridge & RR Crossing Work Now Completed

The Belle Mead-Blawenburg Road (CR 601) Bridge No. D0303 over Back Brook, located ~500 feet north of the intersection of Grandview Road and 0.8 mile south of West Dutchtown Harlingen Road (CR 604), was closed to traffic for construction on Friday, April 17 and reopened on June 19, 2020 at completion. Rt. 601 was again closed to all through traffic on Monday, June 22 so that CSX Railroad could begin their at-grade rail crossing replacement at Rt. 601 just south of Grandview Road.  The at-grade rail crossing work is now complete. Rt. 601 was fully reopened to all traffic on Friday, June 26th.


Third Qtr. Property Tax Billing Delayed

Please be advised, due to the delay in receiving certified tax rates from Somerset County, the mailing of the 2020 Final Property Tax Bills has been delayed.  Ample notice will be given to all residents regarding a new due date.  Please contact my office if you have any questions at (908) 359-8211 or mailto:mmpitts@twp.montgomery.nj.us.

Michael W. Pitts Jr., CPA, CMFO, CTC, QPA
Chief Finance Officer  / Assistant Township Administrator / Tax Collector
Montgomery Township
2261 Route 206, Belle Mead, New Jersey 08502


FIREWORKS RECAP VIDEO

We hope everyone enjoyed the Fourth of July weekend. Montgomery Township created a photo/video montage of Montgomery Independence Day Celebrations of yesteryear for your viewing pleasure, which debuted over the weekend.

The video may still be viewed on the Community Showcase page of MontgomeryTogether.us, on the Montgomery Fireworks website at https://montgomeryfireworks.org/, on the Township’s YouTube Channel (search ‘MontyTown’ and Subscribe), on the Montgomery Township Facebook page, and in rotation on Channnel 29 Comcast Cable TV.

Enjoy good memories and look forward to future years, as we paused this year for community health and safety.  You might just see yourself in the crowd!


TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

Note: The Montgomery Health Dept. has started monitoring travelers from out-of-state “hot spots’ for self-quarantine.

As of 9 am today, 7/06

NJ cases: 173,611
NJ deaths: 15,229
Somerset County cases: 4,943
Somerset County deaths: 531
Montgomery cases:  123
Montgomery deaths: 7
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

11           <20
13           20-29
19           30-39
20           40-49
24           50-59
18           60-69
5           70-79
19           80+

129 confirmed and probably cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

– 109 presumed recovered a

–   13 currently ill

–     7 fatalities

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

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/

 

NJ Dept. of Health Public: Executive Directives for Youth Camps and Public Recreational Bathing

See following PDF documents from the New Jersey Department of Health:

https://twp.montgomery.nj.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/DOH_20-022ExecDirWAttachmentsPools.108254.pdf

https://twp.montgomery.nj.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/DOH_20-023ExecDirAmusementWPwAttach.108253.pdf

https://twp.montgomery.nj.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/DOH_ExecutiveDirectiveNo20-021_ChildCare_SummerCamps_1.108252.pdf

Out-of-State Travel, Celebrate Independence Day, Community Initiatives, Covid-10 Case Report

Quarantine for Out-of-State Travel: What It Means

By Stephanie Carey, Montgomery Health Officer

New Jersey has joined with New York and Connecticut in recommending 14-day quarantine periods for people visiting or returning from other states that have high rates of community spread of COVID-19.  As of June 30, health statistics for 16 states put them on the quarantine list: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah.

This is necessary because New Jersey has struggled mightily to bring our case counts under control and wants to maintain that hard-won achievement. Many other states are now confronting dangerous epidemics that we don’t want to see in New Jersey again. The list of states will change as new data become available.

The quarantine for travelers involves a lot of logistical questions and challenges, which are addressed in the NJ Dept. of Health’s Frequently Asked Questions. The basic rule is that recent travelers from these states must self-quarantine except for food or medical needs.

In Montgomery, our Health Department’s contact tracers will provide coaching, testing resources, and education to help recent travelers get through their quarantine period.

Many people will choose not to travel rather than deal with a 14-day self-quarantine. We realize this may ruin vacation plans and create inconveniences.  Yet we are confident this new guidance is prudent in light of the severity of spread in many parts of the country now. Please contact the Health Department with any questions at (908) 533-9319.

There is further info found on NJ’s covid19.nj.gov pages at:

https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/general-public/are-there-travel-restrictions-to-or-from-new-jersey-should-i-self-quarantine-if-i-have-recently-traveled


Celebrate Montgomery Independence Day / Fireworks ’20 (Virtually)

Montgomery Township regrets to announce that the Wed., July 1, 2020 Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks have been canceled, with no known date for reschedule at this time.

A video/photo montage of Montgomery Independence Day Celebrations and Fireworks of the recent past, with an intro by the Mayor and her special guest, will be posted on our Fireworks website and social media by Saturday. Remember to check it out on Montgomery Fireworks website at https://montgomeryfireworks.org/

photo credit Frank Veronsky


Amazing Community Initiatives Found on MontgomeryTogether.us

While Montgomery so far has been able to keep its case numbers under control, many residents have still been impacted by the health and economic fall-out of the coronavirus. Many hometown heroes — just regular Montgomery residents  — have stepped up to help neighbors during the covid-19 pandemic.  It’s encouraging to see how people are helping one another during this time!

Learn about some good things that are being done and how you can help at:

https://montgomerytogether.us/community-initiatives/

We continue to add stories to the Community Initiatives page of MontgomeryTogether.us as we hear of them.  Send your stories to : montgomerytogether@twp.montgomery.nj.us.


TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

As of 9 am today, 7/01

NJ cases: 171,928
NJ deaths: 15,078
Somerset County cases: 4,881
Somerset County deaths: 528
Montgomery cases:  117
Montgomery deaths: 7
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

9           <20
12           20-29
18           30-39
19           40-49
24           50-59
17           60-69
5           70-79
19           80+

123 cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill Total

– 108 presumed recovered a

–     8 are currently ill

–     7 were fatalities

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

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/

Quarantine for Out-of-State Travel: What It Means

By Stephanie Carey, Montgomery Health Officer

New Jersey has joined with New York and Connecticut in recommending 14-day quarantine periods for people visiting or returning from other states that have high rates of community spread of COVID-19.  As of June 30, health statistics for 16 states put them on the quarantine list: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah.

This is necessary because New Jersey has struggled mightily to bring our case counts under control and wants to maintain that hard-won achievement. Many other states are now confronting dangerous epidemics that we don’t want to see in New Jersey again. The list of states will change as new data become available.

The quarantine for travelers involves a lot of logistical questions and challenges, which are addressed in the NJ Dept. of Health’s Frequently Asked Questions. The basic rule is that recent travelers from these states must self-quarantine except for food or medical needs.

In Montgomery, our Health Department’s contact tracers will provide coaching, testing resources, and education to help recent travelers get through their quarantine period.

Many people will choose not to travel rather than deal with a 14-day self-quarantine. We realize this may ruin vacation plans and create inconveniences.  Yet we are confident this new guidance is prudent in light of the severity of spread in many parts of the country now. Please contact the Health Department with any questions at (908) 533-9319.

There is further info found on NJ’s covid19.nj.gov pages at:

https://covid19.nj.gov/faqs/nj-information/general-public/are-there-travel-restrictions-to-or-from-new-jersey-should-i-self-quarantine-if-i-have-recently-traveled

 

Twp. Bldg. Operations; Testing without Rx; Indoor Dining Postponed; Rainbarrel Workshop 7-25; Case Report

Township Building Updated Guidelines for Appts Effective July 6th

The Township of Montgomery remains committed to the health and safety of our residents, employees and the general public throughout the current health emergency. Following state guidelines, starting July 6th, municipal staff will be available for business and services via non-contact methods or by appointment via the following updated guidelines for service:

  1. Phone or email are the preferred communication methods in order to protect everyone’s health. Contact information for all departments can be found on the departmental pages of the website. The main municipal phone number is (908) 359-8211 Mon.-Fri. 8AM-4:30PM.
  2. All requests for in-person visits will be evaluated to determine their necessity or if other options are suitable. If needed, arrangements will be made for an appointment at a specific date and time.
  3. In the event of an in-person visit, each department will be responsible for pre-screening residents using a brief health questionnaire. The questionnaire contains basic contact questions related to COVID-19.
  4. Visitors are asked to announce themselves by mobile phone upon arrival, if possible. The relevant staff member will meet them at the entrance at the appointed time. Each visitor will need to wear a facial covering and will have their temperature taken via no-touch thermometer prior to entering the building.

 

Somerset County Residents Do NOT Need Rx to get Tested on July 2 & 9

The Somerset County Department of Health has announced that a physician’s prescription is no longer required for county residents to be tested at the COVID-19 drive-thru site at Raritan Valley Community College.   The next testing dates are Thursday, July 2 & 9, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Testing, which is free of charge, is only open to Somerset County residents, age five (5) and older.  An appointment and valid identification is required.

Appointments for July 2 and 9th can be scheduled online at https://somerset-hunterdon.adlabscovidtest.com. Residents who do not have computer access, or who would like to schedule an appointment for children age five to 18 years old, can call the COVID-19 testing information line at 908-203-6014, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., not including holidays.

Anyone who does not have an appointment will be turned away.

For the safety, health and security of staff and volunteers, patients must arrive by car. The drive-thru test site will not allow entry if residents do not arrive in a vehicle, even if they have a valid ID.  When coming to the testing center, residents are asked to use the main entrance to the college campus, off of Route 28.

Other test sites can be found online by visiting the New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub at https://covid19.nj.gov/testing.

For more information, visit  www.co.somerset.nj.us/covid19status for updates or contact the Somerset County Department of Health at coronavirus@co.somerset.nj.us.


 

 Reopening of Indoor Dining Postponed

Today Governor Phil Murphy reversed Friday’s executive order establishing rules for indoor dining to restart at a 25% capacity on Thursday, July 2.  In his daily press briefing, the Governor announced that this Stage 2 reopening step is being postponed.  The reasons stated included the spikes occurring in other reopening States and large New Jersey crowds not social distancing properly at certain outdoor dining restaurants and bars over the weekend.

According to the Governor: “We have seen spikes in other states driven, in part, by the return of patrons to indoor dining establishments, where they are seated, and without face coverings, for significant periods of time. We are also moved to take this step because of what we have seen in some establishments across the state of late.”

“We have been cautious throughout every step of our restart. We’ve always said that we would not hesitate to hit pause if needed to safeguard public health. This is one of those times,” Governor Murphy concluded.

No new indoor dining date has been given at this time.  Outdoor dining is allowed to continue as it has since June 15th.

Indoor areas of shopping malls reopened today, June 29, as did Motor Vehicle Commission centers for driving tests and inspections only.

On July 2, outdoor playgrounds, water parks and amusement parks are slated to reopen. Museums, aquariums, casinos, and indoor recreational facilities will be able to reopen on July 2 at 25% capacity and with required face coverings.

Here is a link  from the State of NJ FAQs on what is reopening when and what remains closed:

https://faq.business.nj.gov/en/articles/3820777-which-businesses-may-be-open-and-what-guidelines-must-be-followed-personal-care-pools-and-organized-sports-reopen-june-22


Virtual Rain Barrel Building Event July 25

Did you know that rainbarrels can save you water use around the yard, reduce your water bill, AND help recharge our aquifers?  Join The Watershed Institute and Montgomery Township Saturday, July 25 from 10AM to 12 noon for a virtual Rainbarrel Building Workshop!

The rainbarrels are real but you assemble at home with easy-to-follow remote assistance. Learn about rainwater harvesting and water quality in NJ, how installing a rain barrel helps protect water quality, and other ‘river-friendly’ actions you can implement at home!

We will provide you with the materials and an instructor to build a rain barrel at home! This event is planned for the convenience of the Montgomery community.  You pick up the rain barrel kit the week before and build the barrel at your home with the help of a live instructor (or later by recorded video)!

This event is underwritten by the Montgomery Township Environmental Commission/Sustainable Montgomery at a reduced rate of only $45 for all materials and class.  Pick-up is outside at Watershed on either Wednesday, 7/22 from 9-11 AM or Thursday, 7/23 from 4-6 PM.

Registration (first-come basis) and details and contact info for questions at:
http://thewatershed.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?activitykey=2701622&orgkey=3916&ReturnURL=//thewatershed.doubleknot.com/app/calendar/month/3916/2020-07-01/3916/0/


TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

As of 9 am today, 6/29

NJ cases: 171,272
NJ deaths: 14,992
Somerset County cases: 4,858
Somerset County deaths: 528
Montgomery cases:  114
Montgomery deaths: 7
Montgomery presumed recovered: 108 a
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0
Rocky Hill presumed recovered: 6 a

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

8           <20
12           20-29
18           30-39
18           40-49
24           50-59
17           60-69
4           70-79
19           80+

Total 120 cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill

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

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/

 

Playgrounds to Reopen, How to Use Mini-Dump, Town Clean-up ’20, COVID-19 Case Report

NOTE: The Montgomery Township Email System is now accepting email from all sources.  Please resend any emails sent since mid-day Wed. for which you have not received a response. Thank you for your patience. (Fri., 6-26-20)

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PLAYGROUNDS BEING PREPARED TO REOPEN JULY 2

The State of New Jersey has announced that all public playgrounds may be reopened next Thursday, July 2nd.  The Montgomery DPW Parks Division workers are busy cleaning and inspecting all playground equipment to get it ready for use.  Please wait for the official re-opening date and use smart safety practices such as avoiding congested areas and having children wear masks on playgrounds and use hand sanitizer afterwards.


CONTAINER FACILITY REMINDER

The Township Container Facility (mini-dump) is now accessible on more dates but requires appointments be made in advance to spread out use.  Appointments can be set up by calling the front reception desk at (908) 359-8211 Mon-Fri from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. The receptionist can also help with the purchase of Container Facility Tickets, which cost $40 for 4 trips and never expire.

For open dates/times and all details, including disposal materials allowed, go to the Container Facility webpage at:

https://twp.montgomery.nj.us/departments/public-works/container-facility/



PLEASE JOIN MONTGOMERY CLEAN-UP 2020

Many of us are enjoying spending more time outside, and one thing people notice is unsightly litter. Other towns throughout the U.S. have been engaging in clean-ups and it is something that can be done safely by following the guidelines below.

From now through the Fourth of July, the Montgomery Environmental Commission is partnering with The Watershed Institute and Montgomery Friends of Open Space, on a Township-wide clean-up. https://thewatershed.org/stream-cleanups/

So, the next time you go for a walk, grab gloves and a bag, and pick up trash along the way. You can pick up litter during a walk around the neighborhood, in your backyard, along the road, in a nearby park or anywhere else you see trash on the ground.

When you participate, be sure to social distance and follow these guidelines:

Please remember to wear your mask in town, including in the parks and on pathways!

Wear gloves and a mask

Stay 6 feet apart – be sure to give people plenty of room to pass around you

Exercise caution on trails where the paths can be narrow; step off as needed to ensure that the 6 feet distance is maintained

Do not congregate in groups

Wear brightly colored clothing if picking up litter along streets. Avoid busy roads.

Dispose of gloves and trash properly and wash hands thoroughly with soap and water when finished.

Take it to the next level and help us track what you find. Upload a list here: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/5e1bda0421dc4294a35435695a805b46, and consider including a photo and the place you cleaned up. If you post on social media, add the hashtag #montgomerynjcleanup.

Thank you for considering helping your neighborhood and our Parks and Public Works Department in this way, if a safe opportunity presents itself! We hope you’ll join us in keeping Montgomery beautiful!

Please remember to wear your mask in town, including in the parks and on pathways!

 


 

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

Note from Health Officer: There are no new cases this week.  New Jersey and Somerset County are now counting probable deaths retroactively, causing an additional increase in today’s count of statewide and countywide deaths.  Montgomery has counted our probable cases/deaths since the start, so our numbers aren’t expected to change.

As of 9 am today, 6/26

NJ cases: 170,196
NJ deaths: 14,872
Somerset County cases: 4,828
Somerset County deaths: 524
Montgomery cases:  112
Montgomery deaths: 7
Montgomery presumed recovered: 101 a
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0
Rocky Hill presumed recovered: 6 a

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

8           <20
12           20-29
18           30-39
17           40-49
23           50-59
17           60-69
4           70-79
19           80+

Total 118 cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill

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

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/

V. Rec N Crew Camp, MontgomeryTogether.us Youth & Business Showcases, COVID-19 Cases

Virtual Rec N Crew Camp & Other Area Camps (in-person & virtual)

Although we cannot hold our outdoor Rec N Crew Camp, we still want to give our campers something to look forward to and to have FUN! Virtual Rec N Crew will run from 7/6 – 7/31 and will give at least one activity each weekday for your camper to take part in. We have created a private camp Facebook group that parents may post pictures and comments in for their campers. If you are not a Facebook user the activities and directions will be emailed to you!  We can’t wait to see all of your smiling and creative faces!

Registration is $15 per camper.  Register at: http://register.communitypass.net/Montgomery  Each camper who registers by 7/10 will receive a T-shirt!

Daily themes for camp are : Make something Monday, Teamwork Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Throwback Thursday and Fantastic Friday. For more information, call (609) 466-3023.

For those seeking in-person and other summer camp opportunities, see list of area camps from Somerset County Tourism: https://visitsomersetnj.org/covid-camp/

 


 

MontgomeryTogether.us Celebrates Our Talented Youth

 

Montgomery Township municipality and schools’ new COVID-19 community website, MontgomeryTogether.us, has added new material highlighting some amazing youth talent in our community.

Check out the School Showcase at:

https://montgomerytogether.us/school-showcase/

The above School Showcase page includes great content such as: Journey: The 2020 MHS Digital Literary Magazine, MHS Music Dept.’s Virtual Coffeehouse, and MHS & Middle Schools’ Virtual Art Extravaganza.

On the Community Showcase page there is also a Virtual Quilt Project by the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). The quilt is a compilation of different pieces of artwork, videos, and dances that showcase what living in Montgomery means to students and residents. (See below.)

The purpose of MontgomeryTogether.us is to help our community grow in strength and unity, despite this challenging time. The website includes recommended local resources, virtual community events, and more, including sections: Staying Connected, How to Help, Finding Help, Latest Info, Schools, and Business Community.


 

VIRTUAL MONTGOMERY MAIN STREET OPENS

MontgomeryTogether.us  has opened a platform for sharing Virtual Main Street videos!

Our local businesses can showcase their products and services in video, and describe the steps they’ve implemented to protect customer safety. Please see an example here:

https://montgomerytogether.us/virtual-main-street-2/

If you’re a Montgomery Township or Rocky Hill business and would like to send us a one- minute video, email it to MontgomeryTogether@montgomery.nj.us using a file sharing service like WeTransfer, Google or DropBox.  Learn more.


TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

As of 9 am today, 6/24

NJ cases: 169,892
NJ deaths: 12,995
Somerset County cases: 4,819
Somerset County deaths: 444
Montgomery cases:  112
Montgomery deaths: 7
Montgomery presumed recovered: 101 a
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0
Rocky Hill presumed recovered: 6 a

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

8           <20
12           20-29
18           30-39
17           40-49
23           50-59
17           60-69
4           70-79
19           80+

Total 118 cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill

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

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/

 

Admin. Orders on Malls, Libraries, Venue Rental, Other Activities/Special Events

Administrative Order 2020-15 & 2020-16 from State Emergency Management related to:

AO 2020-15: LIBRARIES, SCHOOLS, REAL ESTATE OPEN HOUSES, ESSENTIAL RETAIL, CAR WASHES, YARD SALES, SPECIAL EVENTS & PRIVATE TUTORING :

Administrative Order Libraries & Other Businesses 061520

AO 2020-16: MALLS, SPORTS, LIBRARIES, VENUES (Note: Indoor portions of shopping malls may reopen on June 29):

Administrative Order Malls 061920

To view all Executive Orders, go to: https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/approved/eo_archive.html

New Business Types Open Today, MHS Graduation, Juneteenth Video, COVID-19 Cases

New Business Types Open Today

Adding to the reopen of retail stores last week, a number of new businesses are opening today, June 22 – Personal care services, including salons: hair, nail, tanning; spas: day, massage, tattoo; other personal care services; and public pools/all outdoor recreation businesses.  For the NJ State reopening announcements, see web bulletins: Personal Care Services to Open June 22 and Latest Orders Lift Group Limits, Open Pools & Most Outdoor Recreational Businesses


 

Montgomery High School Virtual Commencement 6-19-20

The Montgomery Internet Radio Experience (MIRE) has shared a celebration of the Montgomery High School Class of 2020.

The officials and staff of Montgomery Township would like to wish these resilient, courageous, talented, and amazing students the very best that the future has to offer them upon their graduation from Montgomery High School!

Statement from MIRE: “Montgomery High School was proud to give its seniors the send-off they deserve in the best way possible during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. They each have endured trying times and have earned the right to move to the next phase of their lives as more resilient humans than when they entered this unprecedented time period. We couldn’t be prouder of each and every one of them! Congratulations and Go Cougars!!” The MIRE is the home of athletics at Montgomery High School in Skillman, NJ and was founded by Keith Glock, a guidance counselor at MHS.

Direct link to Commencement video: https://youtu.be/6XAwdSe24aM


 

Juneteenth Discussion on Black History Education

In honor of Juneteenth, the One Montgomery Committee’s Montgomery Mosaic initiative hosted a conversation with a special guest, the Honorable Craig A. Stanley, who served in the NJ State Assembly and was a prime sponsor of the law that created the Amistad Commission. The commission was charged with the development and implementation of an American History curriculum for all grades that is inclusive of African American contributions. In this video, Mr. Stanley converses with Jin Patel, member of the Montgomery Township Board of Education, One Montgomery committee member and MMS PTO Co-President, about the importance of teaching Black History.

Direct link to Juneteenth Video on Township’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxGYJYOZTa-b-ViUOITKIJA


 

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

As of 9 am today, 6/22

NJ cases: 169,415
NJ deaths: 12,895
Somerset County cases: 4,819
Somerset County deaths: 440
Montgomery cases:  112
Montgomery deaths: 7
Montgomery presumed recovered: 101 a
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0
Rocky Hill presumed recovered: 6 a

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

8           <20
12           20-29
18           30-39
17           40-49
23           50-59
17           60-69
4           70-79
19           80+

Total 118 cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill

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

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/

Today is Juneteenth, Grab & Go Lunch Wrap-Up, ‘Fill In The Gap’ Helps with Hunger, Case Report

Montgomery Celebrates Juneteenth:

A Conversation with the Honorable Craig A. Stanley on the Importance of Teaching Black History

Join the One Montgomery Committee’s Montgomery Mosaic initiative for a conversation with our special guest, the Honorable Craig A. Stanley, who served in the NJ State Assembly and was a prime sponsor of the law that created the Amistad Commission. The commission was charged with the development and implementation of an American History curriculum for all grades that is inclusive of African American contributions. He will be in conversation with Jin Patel, member of the Montgomery Township Board of Education, One Montgomery committee member and MMS PTO Co-President.

Time:
June 19, 2020 at 5:00 PM

Register for the webinar: https://www.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GJibozFpR8esm8HgW_ok7w

 

READ JUNETEENTH PROCLAMATION BY THE MONTGOMERY TWP. COMMITTEE


 

Grab & Go Lunches Wrap Up for Frontline Workers – Thank you!

 

The “COVID-19 Support – Grab & Go Lunches for Frontline Workers” program will end on Friday June 19th.

Since April 3rd, Rotary Club of Montgomery/Rocky Hill and the Montgomery Business Association have facilitated meals for our front line hospital and emergency workers, while supporting small, local food establishments. A donation of $10 covered one complete bag lunch, provided by a local business, and delivered to a local hospital. Meals were delivered on 68 days (6 days a week) by a volunteer driver. Each delivery included at least 50 Grab & Go lunches prepared by a local food establishment. Deliveries were made to one of three hospital locations: RWJ Somerset, RWJ New Brunswick or Penn Medicine Plainsboro. Sweet treats were purchased from a local baker and chocolatier and included with meals and shared with Montgomery Police, Fire & EMS workers. Members of the community also donated drinks, chips, cookies to the local food establishment to include with the meals. Many food establishments added extra meals as a thank you to the frontline workers. A local Girl Scout Troop provided thank you notes for hospital workers that we also delivered.

We received almost $35,000 in donations from individuals, social groups, girl scout troops, neighborhoods, and Rotary Grants. These donations were a great way to express everyone’s gratitude to our frontline workers while helping the smaller mom & pop restaurants and delis in Montgomery and Rocky Hill keep going at the same time.

It is bittersweet to see the program end. We are so happy to see public health conditions improving and we can all be proud of the difference we made for small businesses in our community and for the many frontline hospital workers and emergency workers who enjoyed the meals and treats.

Rotary and MBA were personally thanked by Mayor Jaffer, on behalf of the entire Township Committee, stating, “Our congratulations and thanks to all who participated in the ‘Lunches for Frontline Workers’ initiative. In a time that was dark and uncertain for many, you provided both a broad sense of purpose as well as an opportunity to express gratitude to those keeping us safe and healthy through the acute phase of the COVID-19 crisis. Your program represented the best of our community.”


FILL IN THE GAP –  A Community Initiative Against Hunger

 

Have you ever been hungry? Truly starving? Not the hunger you get in anticipation of a meal, but the kind of hunger that pinches the stomach and soul when you don’t know when your next meal is coming?  Unfortunately, there are children and families throughout our local communities in need of food and meals. Join us in supporting FILL IN THE GAP.

FILL IN THE GAP is a community outreach effort to feed families in need during these uncertain and challenging times. You can participate (mainly) in one of two ways:  You can either sponsor to “PAY FOR A MEAL” that feeds a Family of Five (5) from a restaurant that we’ve identified for a reasonable cost or you can “PREPARE A MEAL” that feeds a Family of Five (5).  Use your voice, use your social media platforms, contacts and share this link: FILL IN THE GAP – with your family and friends. Anyone anywhere can support FILL IN THE GAP, click this link:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4eaaaa29a6f58-feed1

(Sign-Up Genius)

(More info from James Moore, a founder of ‘Fill In The Gap’)


 

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

As of 9 am today, 6/19

NJ cases: 168,496
NJ deaths: 12,835
Somerset County cases: 4,796
Somerset County deaths: 438
Montgomery cases:  112
Montgomery deaths: 7
Montgomery presumed recovered: 101 a
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0
Rocky Hill presumed recovered: 6 a

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

8           <20
12           20-29
18           30-39
17           40-49
23           50-59
17           60-69
4           70-79
19           80+

Total 118 cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill

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

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/