4-19: Sixteen New Cases; All NJ Adults Now Vaccine Eligible; Montgomery Vaccine Clinics for Vulnerable Residents; Health Insurance Assistance; Thanks to Local Government; Fundraiser at Stonebridge; Detailed COVID Case Report

Posted on April 19, 2021

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

There have been sixteen (16) new confirmed COVID-19 case in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Friday, 4-16-21.  Detailed case data are available at the end of this ebulletin.


ALL NJ ADULTS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR VACCINE

Starting today, all adults 16 or older who live, work, or study in New Jersey are eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19.

To get vaccinated, all residents need to sign up on the state website, covidvaccine.nj.gov, so you can be notified when you become eligible. You can also call the New Jersey Call Center Vaccination Support Number between 8 AM and 8 PM:  855-568-0545.  Those who are eligible may also sign up for hospital-based, public, and private sites offering vaccination, such as CVS, and the several New Jersey “Mega Sites.”  There is a new Vaccine Finder website that may be useful, particularly for local pharmacies: https://vaccinefinder.org/search/

As of this week, New Jersey has announced that over 5.8 million vaccine doses have been administered; over 3.6 million people have received at least one dose; and over 2.3 million people are fully vaccinated.

“Getting as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible is the way we get back to normal,” said Montgomery Township Health Officer Stephanie D. Carey.  “If you haven’t signed up for a vaccine, please do so now.”


 

MONTGOMERY VACCINE CLINIC FRIDAY FOR VULNERABLE RESIDENTS

The Montgomery Township Health Department is holding a vaccination clinic on Friday using 60 doses of the Moderna vaccine at the Otto Kaufman Community Center. The clinic is limited to those who cannot use the larger county and New Jersey vaccine sites due to language, internet, or transportation limitations. Food handlers are also being included due to their frequent contact with the public and working together in close quarters.

Montgomery and Rocky Hill residents who believe they may qualify should call 908-359-8211 x2400. If you have a neighbor who has limited language, internet or transportation capabilities, consider bringing this phone number to his or her attention.


 

HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE

Get Covered New Jersey is the State’s official health insurance marketplace that provides access to the resources and financial help you need to find the right coverage. Now, new state and federal financial assistance will help drastically lower health insurance costs for many New Jerseyans. If you need an affordable health care plan for 2021, visit getcovered.nj.gov.

If you are already enrolled, you will likely be able to claim additional savings. If you need coverage, you can explore your options. If you received unemployment compensation in 2021, you may be eligible for nearly free coverage. Enrollment is open through the end of the year but enroll by Friday, April 30th for coverage effective May 1st.


 

THANKS TO OUR LOCAL MUNICIPAL STAFF

 

Township police receiving thanks in January.

 

Today begins New Jersey Local Government week. In anticipation of the annual week of recognition, the Montgomery Township Committee last Thursday passed a resolution praising the professional staff of the municipality.

Township Committeeperson Shelly L. Bell, asked for the resolution to be added to the agenda: “As a newly elected official, I am delighted Montgomery Township is joining municipalities across New Jersey in celebrating NJ Local Government Week from April 18-24. This week we celebrate everything that makes our local government wonderful. From roads, clean water, and parks; to our local officials, administration and our first responders – fire, police and EMS workers and everyone in between who works hard for our local community.”

“In my short span on the Township Committee, I am so thankful for the employees who work tirelessly for a better quality of life for the neighbors, family and community members they may never even meet,” Ms. Bell said.

 


 

STONEBRIDGE CHILI FUNDRAISER LAST WEEK

Stonebridge Chili Fundraiser resident volunteers with Mayor Devra Keenan (l to r): Dave Drake, Bruce Maloof, John Williams, Jeff Tener, Mayor Keenan, and Doreen Maloof.  Also on hand to say thanks (not pictured) were Yuna Kim, MES PTA and her daughter Emily Kim; Christine Witt, MHS PTSA; Mita Bhattacharya, MSEPTA; and Jim Patel, PTO, and Macarena de Torres and Karen Lemon of Share My Meals.

 

Stonebridge at Montgomery, a senior community, held a Chili Fundraiser at Stonebridge on Friday evening. The fundraiser benefited the Montgomery Township Parent Teacher Organizations and the nonprofit Share My Meals. The photo above features Mayor Devra Keenan and senior resident volunteers from Stonebridge.

The meals were prepared by the Stonebridge at Montgomery Dining Team at the community. The meal consisted of homemade chili (steak or vegetarian), freshly baked corn bread, and a garden salad. The total number of meals purchased were 222 and 97 meals were delivered to Share My Meals who distributed to food insecure families in the Montgomery area. Proceeds benefiting the Montgomery Township Schools were over $2,300. Similar future events are planned.


 

COVID-19 FULL CASE REPORT

There have been sixteen (16) confirmed new case in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Friday, 4-16-21.

 

As of 9AM today, April 19

Montgomery cases: 1208

Montgomery deaths: 23

Rocky Hill cases:  30

Rocky Hill deaths: 1

 

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

298    <20

203    20-29

134    30-39

191    40-49

179    50-59

120    60-69

40      70-79

73      80+

1238 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

 

– 1171 presumed recovered a

– 43  currently ill

– 24 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/