6-16: Zero New Cases; Rec N Crew Camp Without Masks; Monty Clinics Offer all 3 Vaccines; Juneteenth Event Tomorrow; Earth Day Event Yields Donations; Rain Garden Workshop; Detailed COVID Report

Posted on June 16, 2021

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

There have been zero (0) new cases of COVID-19 in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Monday, 6-14-21. With the reduction in cases, these reports will be reduced to twice per week going forward. Detailed Case Report at the end of this ebulletin.


NO MASKS REQUIRED OUTDOORS AT REC N CREW CAMP

Last week the Governor’s office announced new camp guidelines that allow youth campers to go without masks outdoors regardless of vaccination status.  However, when indoors, masks are still required unless children are eating or drinking.

Montgomery’s Rec N Crew camp starts one week from today, and the Recreation Department is determined to make this camp season as safe and fun as possible. Please contact John Groeger at jgroeger@twp.montgomery.nj.us or call 609-466-3023 if you have any questions or concerns about Rec N Crew camp.

Camp lasts 6 1/2 weeks beginning Wednesday, June 23 and ending Friday, 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 Montgomery 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 cost of basic camp is $600, with an additional charge of $125 for pre-camp and $250 for post-camp.  All prices are for the full 61/2 weeks of camp.  After June 22 there will be a $25.00 late fee, so sign up today!  Register at https://register.communitypass.net/Montgomery   We look forward to seeing your children this summer!


MONTGOMERY OFFERING ALL THREE VACCINES

With 83% of Montgomery adults now vaccinated, the Montgomery Township Health Department will aim even higher by offering clinics for each of the three vaccines over the next two weeks.

  • Montgomery will offer the Moderna vaccine Saturday, June 19th, from 9am-noon at the Otto Kaufman Community Center and on June 25th from 3pm to 7pm at the Pike Run Clubhouse.
  • The Pfizer vaccine will be offered to persons 12 and older June 24 from 5-8pm at Montgomery High School.
  • The Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine will be offered at the Montgomery Farmer’s Market at the Village Shoppes Saturday June 26th from 9am-noon.

All clinics are open to walk-ins, but it is also possible to make an appointment. Visit the Montgomery health department website for a complete list of clinics. The Pfizer vaccine is available for ages 12 and older, while the Moderna and J&J vaccines are for 18 and older.

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.


COUNTY CELEBRATES JUNETEENTH TOMORROW

For the first time, the  Somerset County Board of Commissioners will commemorate Juneteenth at a festive event on June 17, from 6 to 7 p.m., on the county’s historic courthouse green located at 20 North Bridge St., Somerville.

Attending this celebration will be honored guest Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver, elected county officials, the founders of the Stoutsburg Sourland African American Museum (SSAAM) in Skillman, a local poet, and the Somerset County Youth Council. The public will hear the story of emancipation, resilience, and brilliance told by experts and through performance artistry.

Additional information is available online.


SUCCESSFUL EARTH DAY YIELDS DONATIONS

Montgomery Environmental Commissioners (l-r) Sarah Roberts, Susann Brown, Frank Derby, Yasmine Reyes, and Mary Reese.

The Montgomery Environmental Commission held a very successful recycling and donation event on Sunday. They collected three dumpsters of electronics and one of metal; over 1,000 plastic flower pots; and 1 Sherriff’s Office SUV filled with expired/unwanted medications.

In addition, residents donated eight shopping carts filled with Montgomery Food Pantry donations, over 50 tennis racquets for the National Junior Tennis League of Trenton, 22 bags of golf clubs to First Tee of Trenton, and over 200 pairs of sneakers/athletic shoes to the MORE Foundation.

“The Food Pantry would like to thank all the residents who generously dropped off donations at Sunday’s Earth Day event – hundreds of pounds of non-perishable food and supplies were donated,” said Ellen Robbins, Montgomery’s Food and Safety Wellness Coordinator.  “We often think about families in need of food around the fall and winter holidays, but food insecurity is an everyday problem, and our donations typically drop in the summer months, so these donations will be a tremendous help in the coming weeks.”


TOWNSHIP WORKSHOP ON MAKING A RAIN GARDEN

Have you considered adding a rain garden to your landscape to enhance its beauty, improve drainage and create wildlife habitat? If so, join a Rain Garden Planning Program on Zoom Thursday, June 24, from 7 to 8:30pm.

Rain gardens can help us manage storm water runoff from rooftops, driveways, lawns, roads, and parking areas. Rain gardens are attractive and look like regular perennial gardens, but they are highly functional. During a storm, a rain garden captures storm water, and allows the water to soak slowly into the ground rather than running into storm sewers.  By capturing storm water, rain gardens help to reduce non-point source pollution (i.e., road sediment/salt, fertilizers, pesticides, bacteria from pet waste, eroded soil, grass clippings, litter, etc.) and protect local waterways.

In this online workshop, Kory Kreseider, Stormwater Specialist with the Watershed Institute, will teach homeowners how to plan and plant their own raingarden, enhancing their property and their neighborhood!

Please register through our sign-up form below.  You will be contacted by the Watershed Institute via email the week of the event with the needed Zoom credentials: https://twp.montgomery.nj.us/rain-garden-sign-up/


DETAILED COVID CASE REPORT

There have been no (0) new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill, since our last report on Monday, 6-14-21.

 

As of 9AM today, June 16

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/