6-4: No New Cases; Moderna Vaccine Clinic Saturday; Mayor Leads Trails Day Walk; Vote in June 8 Primary; Senior Services Public Meeting; Recycling & Donation Event; Municipal Building Reopens June 14; COVID Report

Posted on June 4, 2021

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE SUMMARY

There have been no new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill since our last report on Wednesday, 6-2-21. Over the last week, there has been just one (1) case, the lowest weekly number in ten months.

“We are watching to see if any cases arise from Memorial Day activities, but, overall, this is amazing evidence of the power of vaccines to stop disease,” said Montgomery Health Officer Stephanie D. Carey, speaking of the recent trend.

Detailed Case Report at the end of this ebulletin.


TOWNSHIP MODERNA VACCINE CLINIC TOMORROW

The Health Department administered the Pfizer vaccine to 180 adolescents and adults age 12+ last night at Montgomery High School. The next Pfizer Clinic for age 12+ will be on Thursday, June 24 at Montgomery High School. These Pfizer clinics can be scheduled via the New Jersey vaccine website.

The Montgomery Health Department will hold a Moderna vaccine clinic tomorrow at the Otto Kaufman Center from 9am to noon for anyone 18 and older. Appointments are available, but walk-ins are accepted as well.  To sign up for Saturday’s clinic, visit the Montgomery health department website. There will be another Moderna clinic at the Otto Kaufman Center on June 19.

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.


JOIN MAYOR ON A TRAILS DAY WALK TOMORROW

Committeeperson Kent Huang and Mayor Devra Keenan will lead two trails walk Saturday at 12 & 1 pm.

On National Trails Day, Saturday June 5th, Montgomery will celebrate its newest trail, between the playground near the current municipal building on Route 206 and Montgomery Veterans Park on Harlingen Road. Montgomery Mayor Devra Keenan and Committeeperson Kent Huang will lead walks along the trail, at noon and 1pm.

In light of the relaxed public health guidance for outdoor activities, masks will no longer be required on this walk, and participation is unlimited. Therefore, it is not necessary to pre-register. Residents are encouraged to simply show up behind the municipal building at the appointed times to participate.

The one-mile trail meanders through a wooded area and crosses Pike Brook over a handsome new pedestrian bridge (shown above). Most of the trail is paved or hard gravel, making it accessible. The walk ends with a short overview of the Veterans Memorial, presented by a member of our local Veterans Committee.  You can continue walking the paths at the park, bring a picnic to enjoy, spend time at the playground, and walk back at your own pace.


MONTGOMERY FARMER’S MARKET OPENS TOMORROW

Montgomery Farmer’s Market will reopen for its 19th season tomorrow, June 5, from 9am to noon at the Village Shopper III, 1378 Route 206, Skillman, near the Mooyah restaurant.

Montgomery’s Farmers’ Market, a program of the Montgomery Friends of Open Space, features locally grown, conventional and certified organic produce, poultry, eggs, and other farm products. In addition to traditional vendors, the event will include educational tables to highlight local organizations and businesses.

Vendors include Christopher Soaps; Clifford Family Farm Wide; Fairgrown Farm; Griggstown Farm Market; Orchard Farm Organics; The Granola Bar; and Zell Farm.


JUNE 8 PRIMARY ELECTION HAS SOME NEW POLLING LOCATIONS

Some Montgomery Township voters will be voting from new locations during the New Jersey primary election on June 8.

District 2 has been moved from the Blawenburg Fire Company to Otto Kaufmann Community Center. District 8 has been moved from the EMS Building to the Montgomery Evangelical Free Church. Districts 16 & 19 have been moved from the Cherry Valley Country Club to the Princeton Elks.  All other locations are unchanged.

A complete list of voting locations is available on the Montgomery Township website. Montgomery Township Clerk Donna Kukla advises residents to inspect their sample ballot to confirm the location where they are voting.


PUBLIC HEARING ON SENIOR SERVICES JUNE 9

On June 9 at 10:30 a.m. the Somerset County Office on Aging and Disability Services and its Advisory Council will hold a public hearing via Zoom. Residents will learn about the programs and services available to adults aged 60 years and above, and persons with disabilities. Residents will also have an opportunity to identify and comment about the needs of their communities, recommend solutions, and voice opinions about home and community-based services.

To register for the hearing, or for more information contact Caitlin Witucki, Office on Aging and Disability Services at 908-704-6339. Written comments will be accepted up to June 9, 2021, as part of the record for this hearing.


“HARD-TO-RECYCLE” AND DONATION EVENT ON JUNE 13

The Montgomery Township Environmental Commission is hosting a delayed Earth Day donation and recycling event on 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.

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 have been no (0) new cases in Montgomery and Rocky Hill, since our last report on Wednesday, 6-2-21.

As of 9AM today, June 4

Montgomery cases: 1273

Montgomery deaths: 24

Rocky Hill cases:  35

Rocky Hill deaths: 1

 

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

322    <20

213   20-29

148    30-39

206    40-49

180   50-59

122    60-69

44    70-79

73    80+

 

1308 confirmed and probable cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

–  1282 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/