Case Count 5-19, Public Tennis Court Rules, Online Memorial Day Video Premiere 5-25, Community Forum On-Demand

Posted on May 19, 2020



As of 9 am today, 5/19:

NJ cases: 49,013

NJ deaths: 10,586

Somerset County cases: 4,312

Somerset County deaths: 382

Montgomery cases:  100

Montgomery deaths: 7

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:

5      <20

10      20-29

14      30-39

15      40-49

22      50-59

17      60-69

4      70-79

19      80+

Total 106 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.

For further statistics, go to the Health Dept.’s COVID-19 portal:,  State of NJ DOH’s COVID-19 Case Chart , and

*****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:

Outdoor Tennis Courts Reopen Friday: Rules on Use

In light of Governor Murphy’s executive order #147, effective Friday May 22, public tennis courts within Montgomery Township municipal parks will be open for use with the following restrictions:

  • Courts may be used for singles play only, no doubles
  • Courts may only be used for tennis, no pickleball
  • All previously outlined social distancing guidelines must be followed
  • There shall be no congregation in or around the courts while waiting for a court to become available

Prohibitions on the use of basketball courts, playgrounds, sports fields, or any contact sports within Montgomery public parks remain in effect at this time. This continues as a social distancing measure to protect public health and safety.

Executive Order #147 allows outdoor tennis clubs and community gardens to reopen and “some additional outdoor recreational areas and businesses to restart their operations,” including batting cages, golf ranges, shooting and archery ranges and horseback riding. Golfers may also now tee-off in foursomes.

The order takes effect this Friday, May 22 at 6 a.m. Please follow these embedded links to see all gubernatorial EXECUTIVE ORDERS and all ADMINISTRATIVE ORDERS from the State Office of Emergency Management.

Memorial Day Ceremony to Premiere Online May 25

The Montgomery Veterans Memorial Committee has created a Memorial Day Ceremony video which will premiere on May 25.  The video will include a narration of our ceremony using images, video messages from Mayor Sadaf Jaffer, Rev. Chris Heitkamp, the playing of TAPS, and a montage from the students of Montgomery Lower Middle School.

The Montgomery Veterans Memorial Committee invites you attend this premiere at 9:00 am on Memorial Day when our ceremony would normally take place at the Veterans Committee website.  It will premiere simultaneously on our Veterans Memorial website: , on the Township Facebook page at  and on

You may also view the presentation any time afterwards in observance of Memorial Day.

COVID-19 Community Forum Available to Watch on Demand

Montgomery Township municipal and school leaders hosted a well-received forum on the COVID-19 emergency last night, viewable on Comcast Cable Channel 29 and via live stream.  It is not too late to watch, for those who missed it live.

A panel of Montgomery and school officials fielded questions from civic representatives, news media, and the public related to how Montgomery Township is faring during the pandemic and current changes and trends.

Watch Replay on the Twp. Video webpage at: