Daily Case Count 4/08; Stonebridge; Call for PPE; Virtual Activities for FamiliesPosted on April 8, 2020
TODAY’S COVID-19 CASE REPORT
As of 9 am today, 4/8, Montgomery has:
Rocky Hill has 3 cases
Age Ranges of cases in Montgomery & Rocky Hill:
Total 39 cases for Montgomery and Rocky Hill
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.
Please note: The Bergen County Testing Site is closed until April 11. Residents with symptoms in need of testing are directed to the testing site in Holmdel at this time.
For more information, go to the Health Dept.’s COVID-19 portal at: https://health.montgomery.nj.us/covid19/ It has a link to the State of NJ DOH’s COVID-19 Case Chart. Also see: Somerset County map with counts by town. For a global perspective, go to: 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.
COVID-19 CASES AT STONEBRIDGE SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY
The Montgomery Township Health Department recently learned of a cluster of COVID-19 cases at Stonebridge at Montgomery, a senior living community. One resident and several staff members have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Residents, family members, and the Health Department were notified as per state regulation. Because these staff members are not residents of Montgomery they do not show up in our daily number of cases.
These newly confirmed cases at Stonebridge are a direct result of a comprehensive testing and screening program put in place by the facility. The testing program has uncovered cases among many staff members who may have been infected at other locations. To protect its residents, Stonebridge has residents staying in their rooms, meals are delivered to them, and contact with others is avoided. The Health Department is working closely with the facility to contain these cases and control further spread.
The situation at Stonebridge is a reminder that members of our community may be infected but not symptomatic. That is why we are engaging in strong physical distancing policies, and why we made the decision to follow the governor’s order in closing our local parks. Everyone has to stay home except for the most essential services, and wear a fabric mask when you must go out, in order to reduce the spread of this disease
PPE DONATIONS WANTED
Drop Off Box at Training Academy in Hillsborough
The Somerset County Office of Emergency Management is continuing to accept donations of personal protective equipment. A collection box has been set up in front of the Emergency Services Training Academy, located at 402 Roycefield Rd., Hillsborough, NJ 08844.
Somerset County is asking businesses and residents to place donations in the drop off box anytime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Supplies will be distributed to healthcare staff and local first responders.
The following unexpired supplies are being collected:
* Nitrile gloves (any size)
* Coveralls / tyvek suits / medical gowns (any sizes)
* Face shields / Goggles
* N95 masks
* P100 masks / Air Purifying Respirators
* Disinfecting wipes
Opened products will be accepted if clean and unexpired.
Donated items are being disinfected.
For more information, contact the Somerset County Office of Emergency Management at EmergencyMgmt@co.somerset.nj.us
FREE VIRTUAL LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR KIDS!
Somerset County 4-H, a department within the Somerset County Rutgers Cooperative Extension, is growing its list of virtual learning activities at 4Histops.org/virtual-learning open to everyone.
With Rutgers State 4-H fun interactive webinars, STEM and animal science blogs, as well as National 4-H activity guides and at-home computer science kits – Somerset County 4-H’s growing list is a great resource for everything you and your family can enjoy while practicing good social distancing at home.
In addition to great state sponsored activities, there is an exciting list of other fun virtual activities like exploring our National Parks with Google Arts & Culture, admiring the beauty of National Aquarium’s 360 degree tours of their sea life, or taking a trip through the Glow Worm Caves of New Zealand to unravel the mystery of why the worms glow so bright – just to name a few! Check it out!