Masks Required Outdoors, Workshop: Combat Racism, Business Types Open, Visit Virtual Main Street, Case Report

Posted on July 10, 2020

Masks Are Required Outdoors
when Social Distancing is not possible

Governor Murphy has passed Executive Order # 163 indicating that mask wearing is now required in outdoors public spaces whenever social distancing (keeping a six foot distance from others) is not possible. Read the order at:

https://nj.gov/infobank/eo/056murphy/pdf/EO-163.pdf

 


WORKSHOP: Understanding and Combating Racism —
Causes, Consequences, and Antidotes

What is racism? Why do humans engage in racism and under what circumstances?  What is implicit bias?  How can you become an anti-racist?

In light of recent events, more people are becoming aware of how important it is to educate ourselves and become proactive in seeking solutions to racism in our society.  Many do not realize that they may be a part of the problem, due to passivity and complicit behaviors.

A presentation and workshop discussion on this topic, geared towards discrimination against members of the black community in particular, will be held remotely on Zoom on Saturday, July 25, 2020 from 9 AM to 3 PM, with an hour break at Noon.  The above questions will be explored and participants will discuss the realities in our society, and how to build a more resilient community. Participants will be given tools to combat prejudice and discrimination based on common stereotypes. See flier for more details.

There is no charge for the workshop but open-minded, active participants are sought and the workshop will be limited to 40 people. A similar workshop held this past February 19thwas well-attended and elicited deep and meaningful conversations. Please join us remotely on July 25th!  Advance registration is required:

WORKSHOP REGISTRATION LINK

( https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclfuisqzkqEtRj_wZOb0h-5aYhV2G1SHr- )


Speaker Bio:

Sandra Donnay holds both a Ph.D. and Master’s degree in developmental psychology from Fordham University and New York University, respectively. She is particularly interested in how issues of ethnicity and race impact child development. Her dissertation examined the influences of parental racial socialization and adolescents’ ethnic identity status on the relationship between discrimination distress and depressive symptoms for African American, Asian, and Latinx adolescents. She has also conducted research on how early life stress impacts cognitive performance in adulthood and old age, as well as on how intelligence stereotypes influence the academic performance of African American college students.

Dr. Donnay conducts anti-bias workshops with the aim of helping participants understand why discrimination occurs, and how they can reduce unintended discrimination practices. Her workshops involve the synthesizing and dissemination of scholarly work to help participants understand: Why do humans engage in discrimination? How is discrimination socially (i.e., implicit bias, microaggressions) and structurally maintained? What is the impact of unintended discrimination? How can participants reduce their participation in discrimination, and become more culturally competent? Participants will gain the tools to combat prejudice/discrimination based on common stereotypes.

Dr. Donnay is currently a Fellow at Penn State’s Research to Policy Collaboration, where she informs policy makers on scientific work related to a variety of child and family topics, including preventing and treating child abuse and neglect.

About One Montgomery / Montgomery Mosaic:

We are dedicated to overcoming prejudice and discrimination in our community through dialogue and education and to working proactively towards a more cohesive social fabric. We are affiliated with the Not In Our Town movement – “a movement to stop hate, address bullying, and build safe, inclusive communities for all.” This is a grassroots movement is inspired by the idea that real change happens at the local level. The meetings are open to all members of the  Montgomery community who wish to learn and connect with others.

 

 


Which Business Types are Allowed Open
& What Guidance Must be Followed?


The Business.NJ.Gov Team has created an up-to-date and useful guidance on what types of businesses are allowed open or are still closed  and what guidance they must follow(as of 7-06-20).  This State of New Jersey article may be found at  https://business.nj.gov and as a PDF here:

https://health.montgomery.nj.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/7-06-20_Business-Guidance.pdf


 
VISIT MONTGOMERY’S VIRTUAL MAIN STREET

There are now quite a few businesses who have posted videos on MontgomeryTogether.us’s Virtual Main Street.  Take a look!  Today we would like to give a shout out to Village Shoes which has relocated to the space between ShopRite and Sahara Restaurant!

In the videos, our local businesses showcase their products and services, as well as describing the steps they’ve implemented to protect customer safety during covid-19.

If you’re a local business, and would like to send us your 30 second to 1 minute video, email a link to MontgomeryTogether@montgomery.nj.us using a file sharing service like WeTransfer, Google or DropBox.


 

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

Note: The Montgomery Health Dept. has started monitoring travelers from out-of-state “hot spots’ for self-quarantine.

As of 9 am today, 7/10

NJ cases: 174,628
NJ deaths: 15,479
Somerset County cases: 4,974
Somerset County deaths: 549
Montgomery cases:  122
Montgomery deaths: 7
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

11           <20
12           20-29
19           30-39
20           40-49
24           50-59
18           60-69
5           70-79
19           80+

128 confirmed and probably cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

– 109 presumed recovered a

–   12 currently ill

–     7 fatalities

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/