Montgomery’s Case Count 3/31 & Info on Meetings, Muni Operations, Business Directory

DAILY COVID-19 RELATED ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Cases, Remote Meetings, Municipal Operations, Business Directory

 

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

As of 10 am today, 3/31, Montgomery Township Health Dept. reports the following COVID-19 case figures.  Note: recovered case figures may lag, due to the time necessary to confirm.

Cases:  17
Deaths: 0
Recovered: 7
# of Cases by Age Range:

2             <18
3             20-29
2             30-39
2             40-49
5             50-59
3             60-69
0             70-79

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. See yesterday’s bulletin on Testing Sites.

*****DISCLAIMER***** The reported numbers on this page may not match the figures provided on the Somerset County page.  This is due to differences in reporting times.


MONTGOMERY MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS IN APRIL

The closure of Montgomery’s municipal building will continue into April and we will evaluate the return to normal operations on a weekly basis, following the guidance from the Governor’s Executive Orders. (See operation details below.)

ELECTED OFFICIAL MEETINGS & OTHER BOARDS & COMMITTEES

The Montgomery Board of Health will meet via broadcasted video conference on Wednesday, April 1st at 7:30 PM.

The Montgomery Township Committee will also meet by broadcasted video conference on Thursday, April 2nd at 7:00 PM.

These two public meetings may be viewed live and on demand on Comcast Channel 29 or on the Twp. website at Meetings Videos.  For instructions on how to comment, go to link in yellow at top of homepage: twp.montgomery.nj.us. Zoom links are not at all necessary to watch a broadcast meeting (and should not be used), but are intended for commenters only, who will find the Zoom codes needed on the April Meetings Calendar.

The Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment will not begin meeting again until further notice. Some advisory volunteer boards will be meeting by teleconference and other methods accessible by the public.  Continue to check the Meetings Calendar for updates.

MUNICIPAL OPERATION SPECIFICS

The municipality is operating in the following manner:

The Municipal Building is operating with only minimal staffing and any meetings or requests must be made by appointment via email or telephone (908-359-8211 or receptionist@twp.montgomery.nj.us). Health, Police, and Sewer Departments are fulfilling all their necessary public functions.

The Health Department has a dedicated line 908-533-9319 to be used for questions related to the COVID-19 virus. They are posting daily Montgomery case counts and much other useful guidance on the COVID-19 webpage.

To protect the Public and Public Works Employees and to further prevent the spread of Covid-19, the Township Container Facility (mini-dump), classified as a non-essential service, shall remain closed until further notice.

The Non-Emergency number for Police is 908-359-3222. In an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

Code Inspections are being done only by appointment (see above).

Fire Prevention Bureau will accept signed affidavits by homeowners and businesses in lieu of inspections. (More info)

The Drop Box located at the front of the building can be used for Tax, Sewer and any other payments due to the Township. Payments may also be mailed to: 2261 Rt. 206, Belle Mead, NJ 08502. Online Bill Pay is also always available.

For all non-emergency questions or concerns, please email or call 908-359-8211 to leave a voice mail message. Reception is actively staffed. Thank you!


 SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESSES

Our local businesses are the heart of Montgomery. During this public health emergency, many non-essential businesses are not able to operate* but others, considered essential, are doing their best to stay open to serve the Montgomery public. Fortunately, there is a resource for those looking to support local businesses at this time.

Check out Montgomery Township’s free searchable

Business Directory

Listings now include “Confirmed – Open” and updated current hours / details.  This info is based upon the business’s responses to a Township EDC email inquiry and checks.

*Non-essential businesses must remain closed in keeping with Governor Murphy’s Order #107.

Montgomery-based businesses wishing to add/update their information should read this page: https://twp.montgomery.nj.us/about-montgomery/economic-development/business-directory/