Food Pantry Reopens, Power of the Census, In-Person Visits to Muni. Offices, Today’s Case Report

Posted on July 13, 2020

FOOD PANTRY OPEN BY APPT. – DONATIONS NEEDED

Montgomery Food Pantry Now Open!!

The Montgomery Township Food Pantry is now open for families needing assistance.  The Food Pantry is located at the Otto Kaufman Center on Skillman Road in the Senior Center area of the building.  All visits to the Food Pantry are by appointment only to protect the privacy of the clients. The Pantry has non-perishable food and non-food grocery items for Montgomery residents with temporary needs.  To apply for support from the Montgomery Food Pantry, please send an email to Denise Crowley at Montyfoodpantry@gmail.com or call 609-466-1054.

Please be assured that outside of the Montgomery Food Pantry’s administrative staff, no one will know about your participation in this program.  All information generated is coded by number so your identity is always protected.

For residents looking to make donations to the food pantry, below is a list of the items most needed at this time:

Laundry and dish detergents

Paper products

Cleaning supplies

Hand sanitizer

Hand soap

Disinfecting wipes

Baby wipes

Cereal

Pasta sauce

Donations should be dropped off to the Recreation Dept. lobby entrance of Otto Kaufman Community Center, 356 Skillman Rd., Skillman.  Please call the Rec office at 609-466-3023 when you arrive and someone will come out and take your donation.  Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm.  Thank you for your generosity!


The Power of the Census is in Your Response

Montgomery Township currently has a census response rate of 76.4%.  This means 23.6% of our households have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.  Did you know our census response will impact us for 10 yrs.? More than $45 billion in annual federal funding New Jersey’s communities receive each year for programs and services relating to health, education, housing infrastructure and other critical resources.

  • It’s our power. It’s our Census. It’s time to get counted.
  • Join with your friends, neighbors and their families and fill it out online at GOV or by phone at 844-330-2020 (English), 844-468-2020 (Spanish) or any of the other language numbers listed at CENSUS.NJ.GOV .

#PoweroftheCensus #NJCensus2020


Rules on In-Person Visits to Municipal Buildings

The Township of Montgomery remains committed to the health and safety of our residents, employees, and the general public throughout the current health emergency. Following state guidelines, municipal staff are available for business and services via non-contact methods or by appointment via the following updated guidelines for service:

  1. Phone or email remain the preferred communication methods in order to  protect everyone’s health. Contact information for all departments can be found on the departmental pages of the Twp. website or in The Montgomery Guide (PDF). The main municipal phone number is (908) 359-8211 Mon.-Fri. 8AM-4:30PM.
  2. All requests for in-person visits will be evaluated to determine their necessity or if other options are suitable. If needed, arrangements will be made for an appointment at a specific date and time.
  3. In the event of an in-person visit, each department will be responsible for pre-screening residents using a brief health questionnaire. The questionnaire contains basic contact questions related to COVID-19.
  4. Visitors are asked to announce themselves by mobile phone upon arrival, if possible. The relevant staff member will meet them at the entrance at the appointed time.  Each visitor will need to wear a facial covering and will have their temperature taken via no-touch thermometer prior to entering the building.

 


TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

Note: There has been one (1) new case in Montgomery/Rocky Hill since our last report on Friday, July 10.

Montgomery Health Dept. has started monitoring travelers from out-of-state ‘hot spots’ for self-quarantine.

As of 9 am today, 7/13

NJ cases: 175,522
NJ deaths: 15,560
Somerset County cases: 5,018
Somerset County deaths: 551
Montgomery cases:  123
Montgomery deaths: 7
Rocky Hill cases: 6
Rocky Hill deaths: 0

Age Ranges of Cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

11           <20
13           20-29
19           30-39
20           40-49
24           50-59
18           60-69
5           70-79
19           80+

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

– 109 presumed recovered a

–   13 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/