27 New Cases over last 5 days; $5.4 Million for Monty Library; Emergency Rent Relief; COVID-Safe Pledge; Full COVID Case ReportPosted on November 30, 2020
TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY
There have been twenty-seven (27) new cases in Montgomery/Rocky Hill since our last report five days ago, Wednesday, 11-25-20. See full case report at the end of this ebulletin.
GOVERNOR APPROVES $5.375 MILLION GRANT FOR MONTGOMERY’S NEW LIBRARY
Governor Phil Murphy recently signed Assembly Bill 4942, which authorizes funding from the Library Construction Bond Act, including a $5.375 million grant for the new library in Montgomery Township.
The Murphy administration’s November 20 announcement quoted Montgomery Mayor Sadaf Jaffer: “Libraries have the power to transform communities. I thank Governor Murphy for his visionary leadership in supporting public libraries throughout New Jersey. The $5.375 million library bond awarded to Montgomery Township will be used toward creating a space where we can learn about our past and present, make connections among diverse neighbors, and find support in times of difficulty. This library is crucial to Montgomery Township’s future, and we greatly appreciate the investment in our community.”
Watch a highlight video from last month’s groundbreaking of the new Montgomery Library and Municipal Center here.
COUNTY OFFERS EMERGENCY RENT RELIEF
In response to the unprecedented financial hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic, Somerset County has established a rent relief program using Federal grant monies. Relief is available to Somerset County residents who have suffered COVID-related income loss since March 9, 2020, 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.
TAKE MONTGOMERY COVID-SAFE PLEDGE!
Last week the Montgomery Board of Health voted to launch a voluntary Montgomery COVID-Safe Pledge to encourage residents to commit to following public health guidelines for staying safe during the surging pandemic.
The COVID-Safe Pledge asks residents and businesses to “Value the health of others as well as our own health as we go about our essential activities.” Specific commitments involve following public health rules on wearing masks, maintaining social distance, cooperating with contact tracing, and isolating and quarantining when necessary. You can read the full pledge here, and share your support via social media.
TODAY’S COVID-19 FULL CASE REPORT
There have been twenty-seven (27) new cases in Montgomery/Rocky Hill since our last report, Wednesday, 11-25-20.
As of 9AM today, November 30
Montgomery cases: 368
Montgomery deaths: 7
Rocky Hill cases: 8
Rocky Hill deaths: 0
Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:
376 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:
– 317 presumed recovered
– 52 currently ill
– 7 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.
Testing Site info found at: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid-testing/