Case Count 5-11; Twp. & Schools Collaborate to Support Community (Mayor’s COVID-19 Video)Posted on May 11, 2020
TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT
As of 9 am today, 5/11:
NJ cases: 139,635
NJ deaths: 9,310
Somerset County cases: 4,093
Somerset County deaths: 335
Montgomery cases: 98
Montgomery deaths: 5
Montgomery presumed recovered: 60 a
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0
Rocky Hill presumed recovered: 5 a
Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:
Total 104 cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill
a “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. We are including both laboratory-confirmed cases, and probable cases, meaning cases believed to have COVID-19 based on symptoms and exposure to confirmed cases (identified via contact tracing), but who cannot yet qualify for testing at this time. 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.
*****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/.
MAYOR’S COVID-19 VIDEO MESSAGE
Township & Schools Collaborate to Support Community
Mayor Sadaf Jaffer, in her weekly video series on COVID-19, speaks with Montgomery Twp. Superintendent of Schools Mary McLoughlin about new community-building collaborations between the Schools and the Township, such as the new website, https://MontgomeryTogether.us.
Census Response Helps Seniors
It is Senior Week with the U.S. Census!
The U.S. Census Bureau projects that number of Seniors will grow to 55 million (16% of the population) with the 2020 Census. By 2050, it is projected that people 65+ will make up 20% of the population.
By completing the Census, we help accurately count seniors and ensure federal funding for the programs and services they rely on for the next decade.
Programs that rely on federal funding determined by Census data include:
- Medicaid and Medicare
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP – food stamps) and Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP)
- Older Americans Act
- Enhanced Mobility of Seniors & People with Disabilities
- Supportive Housing for the Elderly
- Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult Activities
- Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) – job-training and employment program
- Senior Corps volunteer program
Census data also informs community planning – including funds for new hospitals, long-term care facilities and senior centers, as well as funding to maintain and update them to better serve the senior population.
It makes dollars and SENSE to fill out the 2020 Census! Go to: https://my2020census.gov/