1-27: New COVID Cases at 10; New Free Test Site; Vaccine Registration; Steel Rising at New Municipal Center; Rent Relief Available; Free Rabies Clinic;

Posted on January 27, 2021

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

There have been ten (10) new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Monday, 1-25-21.  Detailed case report at the end of this ebulletin.


NEW FREE COVID TESTING IN SOUTH BOUND BROOK

A new free COVID-19 testing center has been opened nearby by South Bound Brook Borough and School District. Testing is by appointment only in the parking lot of the Robert Morris School at 122 Elizabeth Street.

Pre-register using an online form. Available dates as of today are tomorrow, January 28 and February 6, 11, 20, and 25. Testing is free and open to all, including the uninsured. Results are expected within 48 hours. Tests facilitated by Advance Management Services.

In addition, the Borough of Bound Brook has announced a one-day testing clinic for county residents 5 and older on February 3 from 3 to 7pm at El Imperial, 200 Talmage Avenue. They will accept advance appointments online and walk-ins. No prescription necessary. Testing by Clarity Labs.

Further testing location information, including private testing centers, may be found at: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid-testing/.


REGISTER FOR VACCINES

Although vaccine is in short supply, the Montgomery Township Health Department advices residents they should register for the New Jersey vaccination list at the state website covidvaccine.nj.gov.

If you or somebody you know is eligible for the vaccine but do not have access to the internet, Somerset County is registering people by phone at 908-231-7155.  If you have a neighbor or family member without internet access, consider bringing this phone number to their attention.

In the meantime, everyone still needs to practice masking and social distancing as we work to get the most vulnerable people and first responders in our communities vaccinated.


STEEL BEAMS RISING AT FUTURE MUNICIPAL CENTER

Rising steel beams are now visible to drivers on Route 206 as they pass the site of the future Montgomery Municipal Center and Library near the intersection of Orchard Road. The project remains on schedule for its opening in spring 2022.

“Rising steel beams at our future municipal center are a sign that the pandemic will pass, and we will be able to gather together once again,” said Montgomery Mayor Devra Keenan.

Funded in part with a $5.375 million grant from New Jersey, the new complex will provide a county library, community meeting rooms, and other social spaces, while also housing the Montgomery Police Department and all administrative offices. More details are available in a new report of the township’s 2020 accomplishments.


 

APPLY NOW FOR RENT RELIEF

 

In response to the financial hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic, Somerset County has established a rent relief program using Federal grant monies. Over $400,000 in rent relief is still available to county residents, including in Montgomery, who have suffered COVID-related income loss, subject to income limitations.

Additional information, and an easy-to-use online application are available here. Paper application forms are available by calling 908-541-5756.


FREE RABIES CLINIC FOR DOGS, CATS

Free Rabies Immunization Clinics for Dogs & Cats are being sponsored by Montgomery Township Health Department/Animal Control. The January 30th clinic is now full, but there are openings on Saturday, February 13th from 10AM to noon at the SAVE Animal Shelter at 1010 County Road 601 in Skillman. There is no late fee for licensing your pet this year until after March 1st.

Because of the pandemic, vaccinations will be available only with an appointment and pet owners must wear masks. Get more information and sign up here.


TODAY’S COVID-19 FULL CASE REPORT

There have been ten (10) new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Monday, 1-25-21.

As of 9AM today, January 27

Montgomery cases: 774

Montgomery deaths: 16

Rocky Hill cases:  21

Rocky Hill deaths: 1

 

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

174    <20

126   20-29

76     30-39

122   40-49

121   50-59

92     60-69

27     70-79

57     80+

795 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

–  731 presumed recovered a

–  47 currently ill

– 17 fatalities

a “Presumed recovered” means cases that have met the criteria for discontinuation of isolation. A minimum of 10 days from diagnosis, or three days after symptoms resolve, whichever is longer. This definition represents a change from earlier in the pandemic before the CDC provided a definition.

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/

Testing Site info found at: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid-testing/