Daily Case Count 4/03 & Health Dept. Earns Nat’l Accreditation

Posted on April 3, 2020

TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT

As of 9 am today 4/3, Montgomery Township has:

Total Cases:  25

Total Deaths: 0

Total Recovered: 9

Rocky Hill has 2 cases

Age Ranges of cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:

2          <20

6          20-29

4          30-39

3          40-49

6          50-59

6          60-69

0          70-79

0          >79

Total 27 cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill. (Case counts from Rocky Hill Borough are being included since 4/02/20.)

These numbers represent a snapshot in time, and will change daily or even hourly as new data come in. This represents only laboratory-confirmed cases, and does not include people who are sick but unable to be tested.  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 more information, go to the Health Dept.’s COVID-19 portal at: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid19/

*****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.


Montgomery Twp. Health Dept. Awarded National Accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board

Accreditation through PHAB Demonstrates Excellence in Serving the Community

After a four-year effort, Montgomery Township Health Dept. has received word they have earned a rigorous national accreditation.  Montgomery is one of the smallest health departments in the nation to be approved through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).  This is a Chicago or Houston-sized accomplishment, which benefits the 28,000 people that Montgomery Health Department serves.

Health Officer Stephanie Carey shared her thoughts upon achieving this long-sought goal:

“These times show in sharp relief the need for a robust local public health system.  The foresight and support of the governing body for us to undertake accreditation has made our Health Department stronger in our community’s hour of need.”

The current health crisis demonstrates why Public Health must always be ready to respond. Montgomery’s Board of Health and elected officials made a commitment to build the health department to meet these high national standards in 2015 and the preparation and review process has been ongoing since that time.

“We congratulate our health department for their hard work and excellent service to our community,” said Montgomery Township Mayor Sadaf Jaffer. “The PHAB accreditation process requires a commitment to quality and performance improvement. People living and working in Montgomery can rest assured that this accreditation shows that our health department is strong, has been rigorously examined, and has the capacity to protect and promote the health of our community.”

In addition to Montgomery Township, the Montgomery Health Department serves the Boroughs of Hopewell, Pennington, and Rocky Hill, as well as Hopewell Township in an interim capacity.

Established in 2007, PHAB is the nonprofit organization that administers the national accreditation program, which aims to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and transforming the quality and performance of governmental public health agencies in the U.S. and abroad.

 


AREA RESTAURANTS OPEN FOR BUSINESS

The Montgomery Township Health Department has polled area restaurants to find out which are currently open for delivery or pick-up.  Please go to this page to view list:

https://twp.montgomery.nj.us/area-restaurants-open-for-business/