TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT
As of 9 am today, 4/12:
NJ cases: 61,850
NJ deaths: 2,350
Somerset County cases: 1,598
Somerset County deaths: 78
Montgomery Cases: 47
Montgomery Deaths: 0
Rocky Hill Cases: 4
Rocky Hill Deaths: 0
Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:
Total 51 cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill
These numbers represent a snapshot in time, and will change daily or even hourly as new data come in. This represents only laboratory-confirmed cases, and does not include people who are sick but unable to be tested. 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/ , Somerset County map with counts by town , State of NJ DOH’s COVID-19 Case Chart , and https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/
COVID-19 TESTING SITE OPENING APRIL 16 at RVCC
Somerset County and Hunterdon County, in collaboration with Raritan Valley Community College, will be opening a COVID-19 drive-thru testing site on Thursday, April 16. Testing will be by appointment only and a valid doctor’s prescription is required.
Initially, the test site at RVCC, located at 118 Lamington Rd, will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 16, 17 and 20. Additional dates will be offered based on availability of test kits and PPE. Check www.co.somerset.nj.us/covid19status for updates.
Testing is free of charge and only available to Hunterdon and Somerset County residents, age five (5) and older, who are exhibiting symptoms, such as fever, dry cough and shortness of breath. At the test site, individuals must have a written doctor’s authorization and show proof of residency, such as a valid driver’s license or state-issued identification.
Starting Tuesday, April 14, after 9 a.m., residents can make an appointment by visiting https://somerset-hunterdon.adlabscovidtest.com where they will complete a registration form. Residents without access to a computer can call (908) 237-7150.
Anyone who does not have an appointment and a valid prescription or written order from their physician will be turned away.
For the safety, health and security of staff and volunteers, patients must arrive by car. The testing site will not allow entry if residents don’t arrive in a vehicle, even if they have a valid driver’s license and prescription.
“Setting up a testing site for the health and safety of our residents has been the Somerset County Freeholder Board’s #1 priority. The Board, administration and staff have been working nonstop for weeks to secure the necessary test kits and PPE supplies,” said Freeholder Director Shanel Y. Robinson. “The competition between county, state and federal authorities has delayed the opening of this site and put Somerset County residents at risk. We want to thank Congressman Tom Malinowski for his efforts to obtain the necessary equipment needed to get this site operational for Somerset and Hunterdon County residents.”
Hunterdon County Freeholder Director Shaun C. Van Doren said, “I am advised that coupled with social distancing practices, accurate detection and containment of the Coronavirus is the best chance to flatten the curve and reduce the spread of this virus. We thank our health department staff, volunteers and Somerset County partners for cooperatively setting up this joint testing site to protect the residents of Hunterdon and Somerset counties.”
“We are not going to beat this virus until we have widespread access to testing, so I’m happy we were able to work together to set up this site for Somerset and Hunterdon residents. But it’s still too hard for our state and local governments to get the basic protective equipment our medical personnel need. I’m going to keep demanding that the federal government fix the national supply chain,” said Congressman Tom Malinowski.
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MAYOR’S LATEST VIDEO COMMUNICATION – 4-12-20
Montgomery Township Mayor Sadaf Jaffer provides a message to the community about COVID-19 and latest developments in a video communication today, posted on the Township’ website and on our Facebook page. Go to (and Like Us!):