Case Count 4-29, 2nd Confirmed Fatality, Proposed Prop. Tax Extension, Parks to Reopen Saturday

Posted on April 29, 2020

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT


As of 9 am today, 4/28:

NJ cases: 116,264

NJ deaths: 6,770

Somerset County cases: 3,372

Somerset County deaths: 252

Montgomery cases:  87

Montgomery deaths: 2; 1 under investigationa

Rocky Hill cases: 6

Rocky Hill deaths: 0

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

5        <20

10        20-29

14        30-39

12        40-49

20        50-59

16        60-69

3        70-79

13        80+

Total 93 cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill

34 presumed recoveredb

a  “Under investigation” means a death has occurred which may be due to COVID-19, but this is not yet confirmed.  Such cases will not be included in official reports until investigation is completed

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

The above numbers represent a snapshot in time, and will change daily or even hourly as new data come in. This represents only laboratory-confirmed cases, and does not include people who are sick but unable to be tested.  If you are experiencing cough and fever, you should isolate yourself from well family members, and stay home until 3 days after your symptoms resolve without medications. If your symptoms worsen, contact your health care provider for a telemedicine consultation. We continue to stress the importance of washing hands, maintaining social distancing, and staying home.

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/.


 

A COVID-19 DEATH AT STONEBRIDGE

Montgomery Township regrets to inform the public that a death has taken place at the Stonebridge Senior Living Community. Our condolences go out to the loved ones of this community member. Please read this Statement from Stonebridge regarding this second confirmed COVID-19 related death in Montgomery Township.


 

PROPOSED PROPERTY TAX GRACE PERIOD EXTENSION

On Tuesday, Governor Murphy signed his second COVID-related order concerning property taxes, this time permitting municipalities to extend the grace period for property tax payments, currently May 10, to June 1. That means penalties and back interest would not be assessed so long as payments are received before June 1. Payments after June 1 would still be assessed fees and interest back to the original due date.

The Montgomery Township Committee’s next regularly scheduled meeting is on May 7 at which time a required vote will be taken on implementing the extension locally. Mayor Sadaf Jaffer indicated that she was supportive of such a measure and is optimistic that the Township Committee would agree to provide this relief in order to assist residents during the global health emergency.


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LOCAL PARKS TO REOPEN SATURDAY

Montgomery Township will reopen local parks and pathways effective sunrise Saturday May 2nd. This opening is consistent with Wednesday’s announcement by Governor Murphy that state parks will reopen at that time. This decision, as with the decision to close the parks on April 7, was made based on the unanimous recommendation of the township administration, police, and health departments.

Importantly, physical distancing requirements remain in effect throughout the parks. The continued availability of park access is predicated on the adherence to safety and health guidelines. No social gatherings or sports will be permitted. Playground equipment will remain closed to prevent children from congregating in close proximity. Please wear masks and maintain at least 6 feet of distance from others, except among those living in the same household. Police will patrol the parks to ensure social distancing rules are observed. Remember to treat community members with respect and consideration. If you are concerned about something you see in the parks or elsewhere, call the police department. Thank you.