6-11: One New Case; Vaccine Clinic at Somerset Patriots; Shelly Bell on Panel about Women in Public Service; Rec N Crew Camp; Recycling & Donation Event Sunday; Municipal Building Reopens June 14; Detailed COVID Report

Posted on June 11, 2021

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

There has been one (1) new case in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Wednesday, 6-9-21. This is the second week in a row with just one case.

In Montgomery Township, 73% of adults have completed the vaccination process and 83% have had at least one dose.

“People are confused about masking rules,” said Montgomery Township Health Officer Stephanie D. Carey. “Bottom line: if you aren’t vaccinated keep your mask on indoors.  Everyone needs to mask in health care settings, in facilities serving children, on public transportation, and in government buildings. Private businesses may also require masks of all customers and employees.”

Unvaccinated residents with questions about vaccine safety or effectiveness are encouraged to call the health department at 908-359-8211 x2400.

Detailed Case Report at the end of this ebulletin.


GET VACCINATED AND SEE FREE SOMERSET PATRIOTS GAMES

RWJ University Hospital is partnering with the Somerset Patriots on a “Strike Out COVID-19” vaccination event using the Pfizer vaccine at the ballpark in Bridgewater for anyone aged 12 and older on Wednesday June 16 from 5 to 8pm. Everyone who gets vaccinated will receive free tickets to the game that evening, and to the July 7 game upon returning for a second dose.

To participate, visit rwjbh.org/covid19vaccine and select “Somerset Patriots” as your preferred location.

You can find earlier vaccination opportunities on the New Jersey Vaccine Finder website, where you are likely to find appointments for 12 and older at the Pike Run Plaza CVS, and for 18 and older at the Montgomery Shopping Center Walgreens.

The Montgomery Township Health Department will hold its next Moderna vaccine clinics on June 19th at the Otto Kaufman Community Center and on June 25th at the Pike Run Clubhouse. All Montgomery clinics accept walk-ins, but you can get an appointment on the Montgomery health department website.

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.


MONTGOMERY’S SHELLY BELL TO SPEAK ON WOMEN IN PUBLIC SERVICE

Join the inspiring “Women in Public Life: Pathways to Civics and Service” Zoom event hosted by the Somerset County Commission on the Status of Women on Monday, June 14 at 7 p.m. The program is an uplifting webinar that will take participants through the journey of three special guest speakers and their successful career path in public service.

This presentation is the first of the “Women in Public Life” webinar series that will show participants the range of opportunities that are available for women in public service and how they can achieve success.

Guest speakers include:

  • The Honorable Shelly L. Bell, M.A., a fellow of Emerge New Jersey with extensive political and government experience, elected in 2020 as the first African-American to serve on the Montgomery Township Committee;
  • Dr. Sandra Grundfest, M.A. Ph.D., founding commissioner of the New Jersey State Commission on the Status of Women; and
  • Joyce Eldridge-Howard B.S., M.A., an educator for forty years, and a former member of the Hillsborough Board of Education.

To join the Zoom webinar, click hereenter the Meeting ID: 836 3814 8166 and Passcode: 053494.


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.


“HARD-TO-RECYCLE” AND DONATION EVENT SUNDAY

The Montgomery Township Environmental Commission is hosting a delayed Earth Day donation and recycling event Sunday, June 13, from 11am to 2pm at Skillman Park at 100 Main Boulevard in Skillman. Participants can drive-through and stop at the various “stations” to drop off donated and hard-to-recycle items.

Visit the Env. Commission’s Earth Day Fair website to see a map showing the drop-off locations.

Recycle/Discard:

  • Metal (courtesy of Klein Recycling)
  • Printer cartridges (courtesy of Technician X)
  • Plastic flower pots (courtesy of Shade Tree Committee)
  • Electronics
  • Expired/unwanted medications (courtesy of the Somerset County Sheriff)
  • Paper shredding for sensitive documents (no newspapers, 3 ring binders or bulldog clips; paper clips and staples are ok)

Donate:

All participants are asked to bring food and household items to donate to the Montgomery Food Pantry, which especially needs pasta sauce, fruit bars, granola bars, mayonnaise, toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, and more.


MUNICIPAL BUILDING TO REOPEN JUNE 14

Montgomery Township Municipal Building at 2261 Route 206, in Belle Mead, will reopen to the public on Monday, June 14, from 8 am to 4:30 pm, but with mask-wearing required of all employees and visitors.

The Otto Kaufman Community Center (OKCC) at 356 Skillman Rd in Skillman has already reopened between 8am and 6pm Monday through Friday for residents signing up for programs or visiting the Food Pantry. The facility is also being used for vaccine clinics, blood drives, and elections. Masking is required of all staff and visitors.

However, neither the municipal building nor community center will be available for public meetings, nor for meetings of community groups, and the OKCC gymnasium remains closed to rentals.

Township Committee meetings, and meetings of boards and commissions, will continue virtually on Zoom for the time being. A list of virtual June meetings is available on the municipal website.


DETAILED COVID CASE REPORT

There has been one (1) new case in Montgomery and Rocky Hill, since our last report on Wednesday, 6-9-21.

As of 9AM today, June 11

Montgomery cases: 1274

Montgomery deaths: 24

Rocky Hill cases:  35

Rocky Hill deaths: 1

 

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

322    <20

213   20-29

149    30-39

206    40-49

180   50-59

122    60-69

44    70-79

73    80+

 

1309 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

–  1283 presumed recovered a

– 1 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/