5-10: Three New Cases; Vaccine Program Includes Teens 16 & 17; Monty Clinic Thursday; Sign-up for Recreation Summer Camps; Wellness Wednesdays Program; Rent Relief Expanded; Detailed COVID Case Report

Posted on May 10, 2021

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

There were three (3) new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Friday, 5-7-21.  Detailed report at the end of this ebulletin.


VACCINATION OPPORTUNITIES INCLUDE TEENS OF 16 & 17

Somerset County is offering a great opportunity for families to vaccinate teenagers this week. The county can now offer all three approved vaccines, including Pfizer’s, the only vaccine currently approved for 16- and 17-year-olds.

Residents can simply arrive during operational hours and be vaccinated on a first come, first served basis until the vaccine supply is exhausted. A full list of available clinics can be found at https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/vaxclinics. The Pfizer vaccine will be offered at these clinics:

  • May 12: North Plainfield Firehouse, 8 Lincoln Place in North Plainfield Wednesday, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Pfizer 1st doses/Moderna 2nd doses)
  • May 12 & 14: Somerset County Senior Wellness Center, 876 E Main St in Bridgewater Wednesday and Friday from 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Pfizer 1st Doses/Moderna 2nd Doses)

On Friday, Somerset County will hold two drive-thru clinics for adults 18 and older on Friday, May 14. Appointments are recommended but not required through https://covidvaccine.nj.gov/:

  • May 14: Rutgers Plaza, 940 Easton Avenue in Somerset (Franklin) Friday, from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (J&J)
  • May 14: Raritan Valley Community College in Branchburg Friday, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Moderna)

VACCINE CLINIC THURSDAY AT MONTY SHOPPING CENTER

On Thursday May 13, from 4pm to 7pm, The Montgomery Township Health Department will offer the Johnson & Johnson vaccine to adults 18 and older at a clinic located in the Montgomery Shopping Center, just outside the Walgreens. Appointments are optional. Access the Montgomery Township website for a full list of upcoming vaccine clinics.


SIGN-UP FOR RECREATION SUMMER CAMPS!

The Montgomery Recreation Department summer camps are returning for local youth, with sign-ups starting this week.

There are many programs to choose from, including Theater Camp, Jr Chef Camp, Basketball Camp, Fal- Rooney, Rec ‘N Crew, and so much more! Some activities have limited enrollments, so sign up as soon as you can. The Recreation Department website offers an overview for how to register and the necessary forms, which vary depending on the program.

The Recreation Department encourages online sign-ups, but you can register in-person at the Otto Kaufman Community Center on Skillman Road. If you do register in-person, be sure to print and fill out your registration forms prior to arriving, for COVID safety reasons.


WELLNESS WEDNESDAYS FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS

The Somerset County Department of Human Services has scheduled Wellness Wednesday sessions throughout May in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month. The free workshops, which start at 12 p.m., are held on Zoom. Pre-registration is requested.

Over the past year, the COVID pandemic and its accompanying economic crisis has increased the need for mental health services. Isolation, sickness, grief, job loss and food instability have taken their toll on family, friends, classmates, neighbors and coworkers.  The County is offering the Wellness Wednesday sessions to give residents a safe and easy way to attend to their health.

Guided Meditation – May 12

This session will showcase some meditation and mindfulness practices that can be easily recreated at home for all ages.  The goal is to learn practices that promote stress management, self-esteem, movement, and healing in a fun and accessible fashion. Register in advance: http://bit.ly/MediReg.

Penelope the Powerful Parrot – May 19

Presented by Somerset County Hope and Healing, this session offers interactive storytelling with song and dance for children and families.  The story follows Penelope as she learns how to be resilient in the face of adversity and celebrate coping skills through an engaging sing-along event. Register in advance: http://bit.ly/PeneReg.

Navigating the New Normal – May 26

In this session, Somerset County Hope and Healing focuses on the effect the pandemic has impacted our lives.  Participants will learn how to cope, make positive and healthy decisions, and develop new skills for coping. Register in advance: http://bit.ly/NewNormReg.

For more information, contact the Somerset County Department of Human Services at 908-704-6300 or humanservices@somerset.nj.us.


LARGER AWARDS FOR RENT RELIEF AVAILABLE

 

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

  • Recently, the income limits and the amount of funds have been increased for Somerset County families who are eligible to receive money from the Emergency Rental Relief Program (ERRP) to help keep them in their homes if they have lost their income due to the pandemic.  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.

DETAILED COVID CASE REPORT

There have been three (3) new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill, since our last report on Friday, 5-7-21.

As of 9AM today, May 10

Montgomery cases: 1267

Montgomery deaths: 24

Rocky Hill cases:  35

Rocky Hill deaths: 1

 

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

321    <20

212   20-29

148    30-39

204    40-49

179    50-59

122    60-69

44      70-79

72      80+

 

1302 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

– 1248 presumed recovered a

– 29 currently ill

– 25 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/