5-21: Two New Cases; Fewer Cases as Vaccinations Rise; Montgomery Clinic Tomorrow; Secure Paper Shredding Saturday; Motor Vehicle Mobile Unit Monday; Cannabis Information Session; Sign Up for Rec N Crew Camp; Detailed COVID Report

Posted on May 21, 2021

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

There were just two (2) new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Wednesday, 5-19-21. Detailed Case Report at the end of this ebulletin.


FEWER COVID CASES AS VACCINATIONS RISE

For a second time in a row, Montgomery and Rocky Hill have reported fewer than five new cases for an entire week, a trend that the Montgomery Health Department attributes to the increasing incidence of local adults who have been vaccinated. Just three new cases were reported for the seven days ending today, similar to the four cases reported the week before.

“We are very close to being in the green zone,” said Montgomery Township Deputy Health Officer Devangi Patel, referring to the least severe public health classification. She encourages more residents to take the shot, including youth 12 and older who are now eligible for the Pfizer vaccine. “It’s working,” she said.

Over 8 in 10 Montgomery and Rocky Hill adults have now received at least one dose of vaccine.


MONTGOMERY TO HOLD VACCINE CLINIC TOMORROW

Montgomery Township will hold another Moderna vaccine clinic tomorrow for anyone 18 and older, Saturday May 22, from 9am to noon at the Otto Kaufman Community Center in Skillman. Appointments are available, but walk-ins are accepted as well.

To sign up for tomorrow, or to review other scheduled clinic dates, visit the Montgomery health department website.

Somerset County is hosting a series of vaccine clinics, including the Pfizer vaccine for minors as young as 12 years old, with parental consent.  The Pfizer vaccine will be offered today (Friday) from 4pm to 6pm at the Somerset County Senior Wellness Center in Bridgewater. Princeton University also is hosting a series of Pfizer vaccination clinics open to the public ages 12 and up.

There are now many opportunities to get vaccinated at local drugstores such as CVS and Walgreens, that have appointments available and may accept walk-ins.

If any resident needs help with transportation, New Jersey’s 2-1-1 program is offering free round-trip Lyft rides for vax appointments. Just call 2-1-1 to arrange a ride. For more help, call Somerset County’s COVID Hotline at (908) 231-7155.


HILLSBOROUGH TO HOST MOTOR VEHICLE MOBILE UNIT

Looking for a convenient way to get or renew a driver’s license or vehicle registration? The Motor Vehicle Commission will hold a mobile unit in Hillsborough on Monday, May 24, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Advance registration is required through the office of Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker.

The MVC mobile unit will be located Monday at the baseball parking area at 530 Willow Road in Hillsborough, a short distance from the Belle Mead section.

To register, email AsmZwicker@njleg.org.  Provide your name, address, email, phone, and the type of license or registration you need.


RE-SCHEDULED DOCUMENT SHREDDING ON SATURDAY

Somerset County has rescheduled its May Operation Secure Shred to Saturday, May 22, at the Somerset County Public Works GarageNorth County Facility located at 411 Chimney Rock Road in Bridgewater from 9am to 1pm, or until the trucks are filled. The event is a free and an easy way for residents to help guard against identity theft. The event will occur rain or shine.

Last weekend the vendor hired to do the shredding failed to arrive, forcing the postponement of the event to this Saturday.

Participants can bring up to six boxes, containers or bags of documents per visit, but they will be required to take back receptacles. Staples and paperclips do not have to be removed. Junk mail, magazines and newspapers will NOT be accepted.

To participate in secure shred, proof of Somerset County residency will be required. For a complete list of shredding events and locations, visit www.co.somerset.nj.us/shredding.


MONTGOMERY INFO SESSION ON CANNABIS BUSINESSES NEXT WEEK

Following the recent legalization of cannabis by the New Jersey legislature, municipalities like Montgomery Township need to make decisions related to business zoning, regulation, and taxes.

On Thursday May 27 at 7pm, Montgomery Township will hold a virtual session to explain the process to residents, and collect feedback. The Zoom link for the session is available on the Township Meeting Calendar.  


SIGN UP KIDS FOR REC N CREW CAMP THIS SUMMER

Montgomery Recreation is still taking registrations for its Rec N Crew Summer Camp.  Camp begins on June 23 and runs through August 6.  It will be held on the West side of OHES for grades 1-3, on the East side of OHES for grades 4-6, and at Veterans Park for grades 6-9.

Camp runs from 8:30am to 3pm, with “pre-camp” available 7:30-8:30am and “post-camp” available 3- 6pm. The basic cost is $600, with an additional charge of $125 for pre-camp and $250 for post-camp.  Sign up today at https://register.communitypass.net/Montgomery

The Montgomery Recreation Department also offers a variety of in-person and virtual summer creative camps and sports camps.  For more information or to sign up, visit www.montgomeryrecreation.com or call 609-466-3023. Register and pay online or bring your forms and payments to the Otto Kaufman Community Center at 356 Skillman Road.


DETAILED COVID CASE REPORT

There has been just two (2) new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill, since our last report on Wednesday, 5-19-21.

 

As of 9AM today, May 21

Montgomery cases: 1266

Montgomery deaths: 24

Rocky Hill cases:  35

Rocky Hill deaths: 1

 

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

319    <20

213   20-29

148    30-39

204    40-49

179    50-59

122    60-69

44      70-79

72      80+

 

1301 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

– 1261 presumed recovered a

– 13 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.

Note: Total cases are down from our last report due to some periodic cleaning of the case data.

 

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/