4-23: Five New Cases; Weekly Case Trend Improves; Getting Vaccinated Is Easier Now; Farmer’s Market Tomorrow; Free Mental Health Help; Financial Help for Rent and Funerals; Summer Camps Return; Detailed COVID Case Report

Posted on April 23, 2021

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

There have been five (5) new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Wednesday, 4-21-21.  Detailed case data are available at the end of this ebulletin.


WEEKLY CASE TREND IMPROVES

 

The pace of weekly new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill has improved moderately. For only the third week since Thanksgiving, new cases fell below 30 for the week ending today. With 29 positive COVID-19 infections, the level is less than half the peak week in January and February.

Nevertheless, Somerset County remains in the orange zone of “very high risk of infection, so it is important to remain vigilant about wearing a mask and maintaining social distance from other people, unless everyone present has been fully vaccinated. Outdoor activities are safer than indoor ones.

 


GETTING VACCINATED IS EASIER NOW

All adults 16 or older who live, work, or study in New Jersey are now eligible to be vaccinated for COVID-19, and it is getting much easier to get an appointment.

A new resource that may be helpful to Montgomery residents is Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health, which is offering free COVID vaccines. Register at www.rwjbh.org/covid19vaccine and you’ll receive a text/email invite to schedule promptly after registration. RWJ’s nearest vaccine sites include RWJ Somerset Medical Center and RWJ University Hospital New Brunswick.

In addition, all residents should sign up on the state website, covidvaccine.nj.gov. You can also call the New Jersey Call Center Vaccination Support Number between 8 AM and 8 PM:  855-568-0545.

“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.”


FINAL WINTER FARMER’S MARKET SATURDAY

Tomorrow, Saturday April 24th, celebrate Earth Week with the Montgomery Friends of Open Space at their Farmer’s Market outdoors at Village Shopper, 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  This will be their last market until June!

Items include Winter Veggies, Handmade Soups, Granola, Natural Soaps, and Scone/Pancake mixes. Vendors include Christopher’s Soaps and produce vendors Clifford Farm, Orchard Farm Organics, and Asian veggie guy, Zell’s Farm.

All produce sourced from our local farms.  Patrons can enjoy the freshest, tastiest food available locally.  MFOS’ outdoor Farmers’ Market follows recommended guidelines for the health and safety.   Click here for the guidelines.

MFOS’s Farmers’ Market is located at the Village Shoppes at Montgomery,  1378 Route 206, Skillman (near Mooyah)  from 9 am to 12pm.


COUNTY OFFERING FREE MENTAL HEALTH HELP

If you or your family are experiencing feelings of isolation, fear, confusion, anxiety, or stress, Somerset County is offering free counseling through the new Somerset County Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program (CCP). The CCP  is funded through a FEMA/SAMHSA grant in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

All support provided through this program is confidential, anonymous, and free. For more information, visit the Somerset County website or call the support hotline at 908-231-6414.

 


FINANCIAL HELP FOR RENT AND FUNERALS

Relief programs are available to people impacted financially by the pandemic.

  • Somerset County has established a rent relief program using Federal grant monies for 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.
  • Funeral expense relief is available via the Federal Emergency Management Agency for people who have had to pay funeral expenses for a family member lost to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic. Funeral relief information is available online.

 

SUMMER CAMPS RETURN TO MONTGOMERY

The Montgomery Recreation Department announces the return of summer camps for local youth, with sign-ups to begin on May 3. Many parents will welcome the opportunity to enroll children fun and exciting camps.

Starting today, you can check out Montgomery Recreation’s Summer Camp Guide online. There are many programs to choose from, including Theater Camp, Jr Chef Camp, Basketball Camp, Fal- Rooney, Rec ‘N Crew, and so much more! To view all of our summer camp programs visit the Recreation website.  Registration will go live May 3rd at 8am. Some activities have limited enrollments, so sign up as soon as you can.


 

COVID-19 FULL CASE REPORT

There have been five (5) confirmed new case in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Wednesday, 4-21-21.

As of 9AM today, April 21:

Montgomery cases: 1220

Montgomery deaths: 23

Rocky Hill cases:  31

Rocky Hill deaths: 1

 

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

302    <20

205   20-29

137    30-39

193    40-49

179    50-59

121    60-69

41      70-79

73      80+ 

 

1251 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

– 1188 presumed recovered

– 39  currently ill

– 24 fatalities

a “Presumed recovered” means 30 days have elapsed since individual’s diagnosis and the person is not hospitalized.