Container Facility Reopens 6-20, Vote-by-Mail Info, Census Reminder & 6-12 Covid-19 Case Report

Posted on June 12, 2020

CONTAINER FACILITY REOPENS 6-20, APPTS. REQUIRED, MORE DAYS ADDED

Effective immediately, the Township Container Facility (mini-dump) will reopen under the following rules to ensure social distancing pre-cautions are followed:

  1. The Container Facility will be open on Saturday June 20th from 8a.m. to 12p.m.
  2. The Container Facility will also be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays (starting June 23) from 8a.m. to 2p.m. through the end of August, 2020.
  3. Residents must make an appointment to access the Container Facility for Saturdays and for the designated weekdays. Appointments will be in 15-minute intervals and all efforts should be made to be on time.  To make an appointment, call the Township at 908-359-8211 or come to the Township Lobby and see the Receptionist.  Container Facility tickets are purchased at the Township.
  4. At the Container Facility, all residents must wear masks, show no Covid-19 symptoms and have a Container Facility ticket. Any resident not wearing a mask and/or without an appointment will not be allowed to enter the Container Facility.
  5. Beginning July 2020, the Township Container Facility will return to the normal schedule which is the second Saturday of the month. Tuesdays & Thursdays will continue through the end of August 2020.
  6. All existing Container Facility rules regarding acceptable/unacceptable items are still in effect.

The above info and dates may also be found on the Container Facility page of the Twp. website under Public Works at:
https://twp.montgomery.nj.us/departments/public-works/container-facility/


 

JUNE 16 DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN PRIMARY, JULY 7

VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTS OR APPLICATIONS WILL BE MAILED TO ALL REGISTERED VOTERS

 

The last day to register to vote in the July 7, 2020 Primary Election is Tuesday, June 16th.  Go to the Somerset County Voter Information page to learn more and find links to Registration form.  See public notice of registration deadline and extended open hours on Somerset County Board of Elections webpages at: https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/home/showdocument?id=16593

Every registered voter in New Jersey is being mailed either a vote-by-mail ballot or an application to do so ahead of the Primary Election Day, Tuesday, July 7th. Vote-by-mail is strongly encouraged as an effort to protect the public health.

According to Executive Order #144, issued May 15th, vote-by-mail ballots will automatically be sent to all “Active” registered Democratic and Republican voters without the need for an application to receive a vote-by-mail ballot. County Clerks shall send vote-by-mail applications to “Active” voters who are registered as “Unaffiliated,” and to all “Inactive” registered Democrats, Republicans, and “Unaffiliated” voters. Please watch your mail box and exercise your right to vote.

Every vote-by-mail ballot that is postmarked on or before July 7, 2020, and that is received by July 14, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. shall be considered valid and counted.

An individual who receives a vote-by-mail ballot but has not voted and returned that ballot, may go to their assigned polling place and vote a provisional ballot. In order to ensure public health and safety, a limited number of public polling places that meet public health standards to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 will be open to support citizens’ ability to vote.

See Exec. Order # 144.


 

THE CENSUS AFFECTS EVERYBODY

The Census touches every life, every day. Census data helps determine where more than $45 billion in annual federal funding goes in New Jersey. So having an accurate count of our population and what their needs are is important for funding a myriad of programs.

Whether it’s social service programs, education, healthcare, transportation, senior programs, or COVID recovery the Census affects everybody and all of our everyday lives.

For every 100 people not counted, a community loses an estimated $1.2 million annually in federal funds for programs such as Medicaid, social services block grants and vocational education.

In terms of public health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) data collection methodology for the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is based on the Census.

The CDC, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and researchers in many fields use the NHIS to track issues ranging from disease to barriers to care to federal programs’ success – important as our state recovers from COVID-19.

Census helps with community planning and analysis in order to distribute those dollars in an equitable way to those who are most in need.

Stand up and be counted!  Go to: https://my2020census.gov/

10 questions, 10 minutes, 10 years of impact.  #NJCensus2020


 

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

 

As of 9 am today, 6/12

NJ cases: 166,164Montgomery Twp Public Health Shield
NJ deaths: 12,489
Somerset County cases: 4,736
Somerset County deaths: 433
Montgomery cases:  109
Montgomery deaths: 7
Montgomery presumed recovered: 98 a
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0
Rocky Hill presumed recovered: 6 a

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

6      <20
12      20-29
18      30-39
16      40-49
23      50-59
17      60-69
4      70-79
19      80+

Total 115 cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill

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

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/

*****DISCLAIMER***** Reported numbers on this page may not match the figures provided on the Somerset County page.  This is due to differences in reporting times.

Testing Site info found at: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid-testing/.