NJ Reopening News & Montgomery Case Count

Posted on August 31, 2020

NJ GYMS CAN REOPEN TOMORROW, INDOOR DINING & MOVIES FRIDAY: ALL AT 25% CAPACITY

New Jersey has now reached the latter part of Stage Two reopening, which will soon include the reopening of gyms and restaurants. In Stage Two, moderate-risk activities restart, based on transmission rates and other evaluations of risk. (Statewide Covid-19 Activity Level Chart, NJ Dept. of Health, 8-22-20)

Exec. Order #181 (below) reopens gyms/health clubs/fitness centers, as well as amusement and water parks at 6 AM on Tuesday, September 1st.

The State of New Jersey has announced this week that restaurants may reopen for indoor dining at 25% on Friday, Sept. 4th at 6 AM, just in time for the Labor Day weekend. Additionally, movie theaters may reopen on September 4th at 25% capacity up to a maximum of 150 people and with additional restrictions promulgated by the DOH.  Finally, certain indoor gatherings may also increase to 25% capacity up to a maximum of 150 people. Check the New Jersey COVID Info Hub where the rules on restaurant and bar reopening and movie theater and other entertainment venues reopening may be found.

When leaving home, New Jerseyans should continue to wear a face covering and keep a social distance from others.

See executive orders and guidance regarding gyms, below. At bottom is a Covid-19 Activity Level Chart from NJ Dept. of Health:

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DOWNLOAD ABOVE COVID ACTIVITY LEVEL CHART FROM DEPT. OF HEALTH, 8-22-20.

Click here for EXPLANATION OF STAGES OF NJ’S REOPENING PLAN

 


TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

Note: There have been four (4) new cases in Montgomery/Rocky Hill since our last report Wednesday, 8-26-20. (There was no report last Friday.)

As of 9 am today, 8/31

NJ cases: 191,960
NJ deaths: 15,960
Somerset County cases: 5,420
Somerset County deaths: 567
Montgomery cases:  145
Montgomery deaths: 7
Rocky Hill cases: 7
Rocky Hill deaths: 0

152 confirmed and probably cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill in total, of which:

– 137 presumed recovereda

–     8 currently ill

–     7 fatalities

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

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/