TOWNSHIP CORONA VIRUS COVID-19 INFORMATION

Cancellations, Closures, Operational Changes

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Cumulative COVID-19 Cases, Fatalities
Date 10/18 10/19 10/20 10/21 10/22 10/23 10/24
Cases
608
608
613
617
621
625
626
Deaths
57
57
57
57
57
57
57

COVID-19 Case Summary –  September 2020

During the month of September 2020, Montclair saw 35 new cases, 4 hospitalizations and one death. 16 cases(45%) and the 1 death were attributed to Long Term Care.

In September, there were 1895 results that were considered not a case or closed. 20 cases were transferred as “out of jurisdiction”, county and state.

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COVID-19 Cases by Age Group
September 2020
Age Range Cases Percent
0-20
7
20%
21-30
6
17%
31-40
2
6%
41-50
2
6%
51-60
3
8.5%
61-70
3
8.5%
71-80
7
20%
81-90
4
11%
91+
1
3%

For the latest information from the state of  New Jersey visit the nj information hub or text njcovid to 898-211.


Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event

Essex County will hold a food distribution event on Thursday, October 22, at Calvary Baptist Church, East Orange

DATE: Thursday, October 22, 2020
TIME: 9:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Calvary Baptist Church, East Orange, 66 South Grove Street

The food distribution event will be held RAIN or SHINE.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Residents driving to the site should line up along South Grove Street before turning right onto Winthrop Terrace.
  • Left Turns from South Grove Street onto Winthrop Terrace lot will not be permitted.
  • Drivers should remain in their cars with the windows rolled up.
  • A walk-up distribution will be held at the church entrance on Winthrop Terrace. Residents should line up along Winthrop coming from South Grove Street.
  • Food boxes weigh about 35 pounds; walk ups encouraged to bring their own cart.
  • Residents walking to the site are REQUIRED to wear face coverings and practice social distancing. Anyone not wearing a mask will not be allowed to enter the site.
  • No arrivals before 8:00 a.m
  • 1,000 boxes to be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

More distribution events coming each week.


We all need to work together with our Health Department staff to slow the spread of COVID-19.

  • Now that we’ve worked together to flatten the curve, it’s time to slow the spread of COVID-19.
  • Be part of the solution to slow the spread.
  • Help the Health Department slow transmission in our community.

Your actions make all of us safer. Public health workers are here to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

If you are diagnosed with COVID-19, a case investigator from the Health Department might call you to check-in on your health, discuss who you’ve been in contact with and ask you to stay at home to self-isolate.

  • Unless you give permission, your name will not be revealed to those you came in contact with, even if they ask.
  • The Health Department will ask you to stay at home and self-isolate.
    • Self-isolation means staying at home in a specific room away from other people and pets, and using a separate bathroom, if possible.
    • Self-isolation is critical to protecting those you live with as well as your community.
    • Self-isolation helps slow the spread of COVID-19 and can help keep your friends and neighbors healthy.
    • If you need support or assistance while self-isolating, then the Health Department or community organizations may be able to provide assistance.
  • Seek medical care if symptoms become severe. Severe symptoms include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face.

If you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, a case investigator from the Health Department might call to inform you that you’ve been exposed. They will ask you to stay at home and self-quarantine.

  • Close contact means you were within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 10 minutes.
  • You should stay at home and self-quarantine for 14 days, starting from the most recent day that you were possibly exposed to COVID-19. The contact tracer will inform you of the dates of your self-quarantine.
    • Self-quarantine means staying home, monitoring yourself, and maintaining social distancing (at least 6 feet from others at all times). You should remain in a specific room separate from other non-exposed people and pets in your home, and use a separate bathroom, if possible.
    • If you need to be around other people or animals in or outside of the home, wear a cloth face covering. This will help protect the people around you.
    • If you need support or assistance with self-quarantine, then your health department or community organizations may be able to provide assistance.
    • Self-quarantine helps slow the spread of COVID-19 and can help keep your friends and neighbors healthy.
  • You should monitor yourself for any symptoms of COVID-19 and notify your health department if you develop symptoms. Seek medical care if symptoms become severe. Severe symptoms include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face.

Key Actions

  • Pick up the phone when a Health Department employee calls.
  • Follow Health Department guidance.
  • Notify your healthcare provider if you become ill.
  • Call your healthcare provider if you start to feel ill and you have not been tested for COVID-19.
  • If you have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19, you should stay at home and self-quarantine for 14 days, starting from the most recent day that you were possibly exposed to COVID-19. Monitor yourself, and maintain social distancing (at least 6 feet) from others at all times.
  • Notify those who you had close contact with recently if you become ill.
  • Know what symptoms mean you need to go to the hospital right away.
  • Seek medical care if symptoms become severe. Severe symptoms include trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face.

The bottom line: Making a choice to help the Health Department in the fight against COVID-19 keeps you, your family, and our community safe.

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