Case Count 5-28, Be Kind to Your Mind, Biker/Walker Caution, Farmers Market Opens 6-06

Posted on May 28, 2020

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

As of 9 am today, 5/28:

NJ cases: 157,815
NJ deaths: 11,401
Somerset County cases: 4,522
Somerset County deaths: 410
Montgomery cases:  107
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
12        20-29
17        30-39
15        40-49
23        50-59
17        60-69
14        70-79
19        80+

Total 113 b cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill

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

b The above increase of five cases results from a delay in reporting over the holiday weekend.

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/.


BE KIND TO YOUR MIND

Mental well-being is very important during this time and always, and needs to be actively supported.  To that end, the Township has highlighted mental health and coping resources on our COVID-19 Mental Health page at: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/mental-health. Here are some reminders from the CDC:


 

SHARE THE ROAD & USE CAUTION

Montgomery EMS reports that over the past few months there has been an uptick in bike related incidents, with more residents home and out walking and cycling Township roadways. The Police Department  wants to share some laws and safety tips to ensure that every pedestrian, bicyclist, and motorist is safe while on the road. Don’t forget to always bring your mask and remember to social distance at least six feet apart.

Pedestrian Tips:
When crossing the road, please look left, right, and left again and be alert for turning cars. Pedestrians should try to cross the street at marked crosswalks at the corners of roads whenever possible and obey all traffic signals, especially “Walk/Don’t Walk” indications. Vehicles are supposed to yield to pedestrians by law at all intersections, even if there is no marked crosswalk. If crossing in other locations, yield the right of way to vehicles and do not assume cars will stop. Whenever available, walk on a sidewalk, and if walking on a roadway, face traffic so that you can see vehicles approaching on your side of the road. If walking at dusk or after dark, wear reflective clothing so drivers can easily see you. Finally, please stay sober and be alert when walking. Walking impaired, either because of substance or distraction such as a cell phone, can greatly increase your chances of being struck.

Bicycle Safety Tips:
Bicyclists, unlike pedestrians, should ride on the right side of the road with traffic and make sure to obey all traffic signals. Travel no more than two abreast or ride single file if traffic would otherwise be impeded. Try to avoid biking on busier roads whenever possible. Wear comfortable and reflective clothing, especially when riding at dusk or after dark. Bikes must have a light on the front and back visible up to 500 feet while riding at night. Finally, young people under the age of 17 are required to wear an approved helmet when cycling, roller skating, in-line skating or skateboarding.  See this video made by Montgomery kids for Montgomery kids on biking safety reminders!

Drivers:
Motorists in New Jersey are required by law to yield to pedestrians in a marked crosswalk. Failure to observe the law may subject you to 2 points on your driver’s license, a $200 fine plus court expenses, an insurance surcharge, and 15 days of community service. Please be extra alert for pedestrians and bikers when driving at dusk or after dark.

Thank you to all for sharing the road with consideration and caution!


 

MFOS’ Farmers’ Market Opens June 6th

Live and in-person!

A message from the Montgomery Friends of Open Space

 

We’ve moved next door!
New hours and location

WHERE: Village Shopper III,

1378 Route 206, Skillman, near Mooyahs

WHEN: Saturdays, 9 am – 12:00 pm

June 6 – October 31

Seasonal Favorites

You’ll love what our vendors have ready for you on market opening day, June 6. Your favorite vendors will be there and some new ones as well! Our location and how we operate will change, but you’ll still be able to buy the best local, all New Jersey products.

New habits, same great products

Keep yourself and others safe: follow best practices when shopping. MFOS’s market team and our vendors have changed the way we do business to protect you and our important market community.

Pre-ordered, pre-paid ordering is available from some of our farmers. Order now, pick and go on market day!

  • Clifford Family Farms. (@cliffordfamilyfarm17 on Facebook)
  • Von Thun Farms, pre-ordering only. (@Von Thun’s Country Farm Market on Facebook)

(Above list may change as the season progresses.)

Market Safety Guidelines

  • Don’t help yourself. Let the vendor know what you want; it will be packed for you
  • Foot traffic proceeds one way around market tables as marked. No foot traffic between market tables.
  • Six feet between yourself and others at all times.
  • Please wear a mask covering mouth and nose while at the market. Customers are responsible for bringing their own masks. Use hand sanitizer.
  • Come Healthy! or not at all.
  • One person per family. Parking and space are limited.
  • And, please, use good sense and good manners in social distancing

The above information and more may be found at : https://montgomeryfriends.org/farmers-market/  and at: https://montgomeryfriends.org/farmers-market/coivd-19-what-mfos-is-doing/

A warm welcome to all vendors this year!

✔ Christopher Soaps: Handmade, 100% all-natural, vegan soaps with essential oils

✔ Clifford Farm Organics: Certified organic vegetables, flowers, fruit

✔ Fairgrown Farm: Vegetables, lettuces, berries and herbs. Plus locally-raised beef, pork and lamb

✔ Griggstown Farms: Poultry, pot pies, soups, sauces, fruit pies, eggs

✔ The Granola Bar: Organic granola bars and loose granola

✔ Orchard Farm Organics: Certified organic vegetables and flowers, soups and pesto

✔ Von Thun’s Farms: Five generations of Von Thun’s! Vegetables, berries, tree fruits

✔ Zell’s Farm: Heritage vegetables and farm-grown mushrooms

Want to help out or sponsor the Farmers’ Market?

Contact our Farmers’ Market Manager @ FarmMarketManager@montgomeryfriends.org or use the signup form HERE. Please support the market that supports our local farming community!

THANK YOU SPONSORS!

Blue Ribbon Sponsor

Princeton Design Guild

Market Patron

First Constitution Bank of Rocky Hill

Market Basket

Belle Mead Co-op

Harlingen Veterinary Clinic

Griggstown Farms

Lorette Pruden – Business Coach

Princeton Orthopedics Associates

From The Community

Maxine Baicker