6-21: Zero New Cases and No Active Cases; Monty Clinics for all 3 Vaccines; No Masks for Rec N Crew Camp; Spanish Language Vaccine Video to Share; Rain Garden Virtual Workshop; Detailed COVID Report

Posted on June 22, 2021

NO ACTIVE CASES IN 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 Friday, 6-18-21. For the first time over a year, the Montgomery Health Department has no residents currently sick with COVID-19 in Montgomery or Rocky Hill. Detailed Case Report at the end of this ebulletin.


MONTGOMERY OFFERING ALL THREE VACCINES

A recent clinic at the Pike Run Clubhouse.

The Montgomery Health Department says the high rate of vaccination in Montgomery is the reason case counts have dropped to zero.

“Case counts are down because the vaccines are so effective, and 83% of our adults have started or completed the vaccination process,” said Health Officer Stephanie D. Carey. “If you are not among them, now is the time.”

Montgomery is offering several vaccine clinics over the next week for persons 18 and older:

  • Montgomery will offer the Moderna vaccine on June 25th from 3pm to 7pm at the Pike Run Clubhouse.
  • Both the Moderna and 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.
  • The Moderna vaccine will be offered at the Elks Club June 28th from 5-7pm.

This week’s Pfizer clinic at Montgomery High School is full and no longer taking appointments. If you are looking to book an appointment for family members 12 and older, use the state’s vaccine finder website for a local pharmacy or clinic.

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.


HEALTH DEPARTMENT RELEASES VAX VIDEO IN SPANISH

The Montgomery Township Health Department is working hard to reach our most vulnerable populations with vaccines for COVID-19. As part of this effort, a new video has been released in Spanish (with English subtitles) for sharing on social media and messaging apps.

The video features Amanda Pulagrin, whose job is to focus on at-risk communities through outreach.  A special focus is on landscape and construction workers. Residents are encouraged to share the video with Spanish speakers they know.


SIGN UP TODAY FOR REC N CREW CAMP TO AVOID LATE FEE

The Governor’s office issued new summer camp guidelines that allow youth 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 tomorrow, 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 today 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!

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


TOWNSHIP WORKSHOP THURSDAY 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/


NEW RECYCLING ‘TOTES’ TO ARRIVE IN PARTS OF BELLE MEAD

Many residents in the northeast part of Montgomery’s Belle Mead section will receive new 65-gallon “totes” for recycling around July 1, with pick-ups to begin July 16th. They have wheels to easily move around and have color-coded lids that are permanently attached.

Additional details, including maps and what items may be recycled, is available on the recycling totes page of the Montgomery Township website.


DETAILED COVID CASE REPORT

There have been no (0) new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill, since our last report on Friday, 6-18-21.

As of 9AM today, June 22

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:

–  1284 presumed recovered a

– 0 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/