3-31: One Death and 23 New Cases; Vaccines for Travel-Limited Seniors; Video Update of New Municipal Center; Brush Fire Closes Province Line Road; Job Fair April 15th; COVID Testing; COVID Case Data

Posted on March 31, 2021

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

There have been twenty-three (23) new cases and one (1) new death in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Wednesday, 3-29-21. New cases are surging again, primarily among younger residents. Detailed case data are available at the end of this ebulletin.


 

MONTGOMERY RECEIVES VACCINE DOSES FOR SENIORS

Montgomery Township yesterday received 100 doses of the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine for homebound and transportation-limited seniors in Montgomery, ages 65 and older.  If you or somebody you know meets those strict criteria, please contact the Montgomery Health Department. A limited number of home visits to homebound seniors by Health Department professionals.

To get on the Montgomery Health Department list of travel-limited seniors, call 908-359-8211 x2400 as soon as possible.

About two-thirds of seniors in Somerset County have been vaccinated, but that leaves many still vulnerable, as indicated by the additional death of a Montgomery senior due to COVID-19 this week.


VACCINE ELIGIBILITY EXPANDS AGAIN

Starting Monday, April 5, vaccine eligibility in New Jersey will expand to all persons 55 and older, and to persons 16 and older with developmental disabilities, and people working in additional occupations such as real estate, banking, higher education, and utility companies.  For additional details, visit the state COVID website.


SEE MONTGOMERY MUNICIPAL CENTER PROGRESS IN VIDEO

The construction of Montgomery’s new Municipal Center is making rapid progress near the corner of Route 206 and Orchard Road. Montgomery Mayor Devra Keenan has today released a video update for residents including drone footage and interviews with the building’s architect and construction manager.

You’ll also see detailed architectural drawings that will allow you to imagine what the new municipal offices and library will be like to visit.  The project remains on schedule for opening mid-2022.

The municipal complex is partly funded by more than $5 million in New Jersey state grants 30-year, low-interest bonds.


PROVINCE LINE ROAD CLOSED AFTER BRUSH FIRE

High winds last weekend knocked down utility poles on Province Line Road and started a brushfire, closing the road indefinitely between Route 518 and Cherry Valley Road. After Montgomery Fire Companies 1 & 2 arrived on the scene, additional utility poles were knocked down, one hitting a firetruck.

Firefighters were able to control and extinguish the blaze, and no injuries occurred.



DRIVE-THRU JOB FAIR PLANNED APRIL 15 AT RVCC

Dozens of employers in Hunterdon and Somerset counties will offer information about job openings at their businesses during the Greater Raritan Workforce Development Board (GRWDB) Drive-Thru Job Fair, running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at Raritan Valley Community College, Branchburg.

Employers of all sizes in the two counties are invited to take part in the free event. As of March 23, 20 business and career-support agencies have signed up to offer information; they represent a range of industries, including healthcare, education, IT, logistics, retail sales, salons, the U.S. Post Office, and many more. Employers have until Tuesday, April 6, to sign-up and provide jobs information. Employers will not need to be present at this free event. Additional details for employers is available here.

On April 15, job seekers are invited to come to Raritan Valley Community College where staff and partners will be stationed in the parking lot across from the RVCC Workforce Training Center and will hand out complete packets to drivers – one per car. Registration for job seekers is not required but is encouraged so that participants can be connected to other career-related resources. Staff distributing the bag of career information will be wearing masks and gloves. Drivers should observe safety protocols as well.


 

COVID TESTING IMPORTANT FOR SPRING BREAK TRAVELERS

It’s Spring Break vacation week for Montgomery schools starting, which means some local families will be traveling.

If you or a member of your household is vacationing, travelers should be sure to get tested before interacting with friends, families, and neighbors upon their return home. Montgomery Township has arranged to hold a free COVID testing clinic to be held at the Township Municipal Building on April 8th from 1-4pm. You can sign-up for the clinic here, or you can walk-in. Additional options are available locally as well:

  • Central Jersey Urgent Care is offering rapid testing and PCR at its mobile test center in Montgomery Shop Rite parking lot. Telemedicine consultation required before appointment is given.  Call 732 538-2300 or see their website: CJ Urgent Care Skillman.
  • Jersey Pediatric Care (In Hillsborough) is offering testing and care for those up to age 21. Travel-related testing is also available for adults over age 21 without symptoms.  Call their office to schedule at 908-262-2343

COVID-19 FULL CASE REPORT

There have been twenty-three (23) new cases and one (1) new death in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Wednesday, 3-29-21.

As of 9AM today, March 31

Montgomery cases: 1116

Montgomery deaths: 22

Rocky Hill cases:  25

Rocky Hill deaths: 1

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

278    <20

182    20-29

111    30-39

174    40-49

170    50-59

113    60-69

40      70-79

73      80+

1141 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

 

– 1082 presumed recovered a

– 36 currently ill

– 23 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.

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/