Count 5-22, State Increases Outdoor Group Limits, Rec Summer Camps Canceled, Memorial Day Ceremony Mon.

Posted on May 22, 2020

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

 

As of 9 am today, 5/22:

NJ cases: 152,472
NJ deaths: 10,843
Somerset County cases: 4,390
Somerset County deaths: 387
Montgomery cases:  102
Montgomery deaths: 7
Montgomery presumed recovered: 75 a
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0
Rocky Hill presumed recovered: 6 a

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

6      <20
10      20-29
14      30-39
15      40-49
23      50-59
17      60-69
 4      70-79
19      80+

Total 108 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: 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/.


Governor Murphy Signs Executive Order Increasing Capacity Limit on Outdoor Gatherings

Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 148, increasing the limit on outdoor gatherings from 10 to 25 people and allowing recreational campgrounds to reopen with social distancing measures in place. The limit on indoor gatherings remains at 10 people. The Order takes effect immediately.

“Our steady progress on the road back has been made possible through the hard work and personal responsibility of New Jerseyans to safeguard public health,” said Governor Murphy. “I’m proud that we can confidently take this step today and provide further optimism for the unofficial start of summer.”

Outdoor GatheringsThe Governor’s Executive Order allows outdoor gatherings of up to 25 people so long as the following rules are complied with:

  • The gathering must take place entirely outdoors except for restroom use;
  • Limit capacity to no more than 25 people at all times;
  • Require attendees to be six feet apart at all times, excluding immediate family members, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners;
  • Prohibit contact between attendees, and no organized or contact sports;
  • If the event is an organized gathering, the organizer should demarcate six feet of spacing in the area of the gathering to demonstrate appropriate spacing for social distancing;
  • Limit provided seating to single individuals, spaced six feet apart, and sanitized after each use;
  • Prohibit sharing of any physical items provided and require sanitization before and after each use; and
  • Require contactless pay options wherever feasible.

Nothing in the Order shall prevent professional athletes from fulfilling their job duties, consistent with paragraph 10 of Executive Order No. 107 (2020).

Charter Boats and Recreational Businesses: The Order rescinds the 10-person capacity limit on charter boats and recreational businesses opened under Executive Order No. 147, including archery ranges, batting cages, golf driving ranges, horseback riding, tennis clubs, and shooting ranges, and imposes a new 25-person capacity limitation with a requirement that individuals can remain six feet apart at all times.


IN-PERSON RECREATION CAMPS & PROGRAMS CANCELED THIS SUMMER


Over the last several weeks, Montgomery officials have carefully considered whether our traditional summer recreation programs, such as Rec ‘N Crew, can proceed in light of the COVID-19 health emergency.  One key input was a survey sent to families who participated last year.  Only 10% of participating families indicated they planned to send their children to recreation programs this year.  Given the concerns of parents for child social distancing in the 2020 programs, as well as the judgment of our own health and public safety professionals, Montgomery Township will not be running in-person camps and programs for Summer 2020. The Recreation Department is in the process of developing alternative virtual program options for residents. Look for updates on the Recreation website and Facebook page.

For parents in need of child care, below is a list of open day care facilities within approximately ten miles of Montgomery:

https://twp.montgomery.nj.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/ChildCareCenters-HyperLocal.pdf

Here also is a list of Day Care facilities in Hunterdon, Middlesex, Mercer and Somerset Counties:

https://twp.montgomery.nj.us/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/ChildCareCenters-MultiCounty.pdf

 


REMINDER: MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY PREMIERES 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 at montgomeryveteransmemorial.org or the Township Facebook page at  facebook.com/InMontgomeryNJ/ or on MontgomeryTogether.us

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