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Novel Coronavirus Updates
Posted on 10/25/2020
Novel Coronavirus Updates

MONTCLAIR COVID-19 UPDATES

Visit the township COVID-19 updates section for the latest information on township operations.

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Cumulative COVID-19 Cases, Fatalities
Date 10/19 10/20 10/21 10/22 10/23 10/24 10/25
Cases
608
613
617
621
625
626
628
Deaths
57
57
57
57
57
57
57

*10/19 saw one new case but the total was adjusted for a case that was out of jurisdiction.

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


COVID-19: Health Actions to Protect You and Your Family

The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) provides a chart with information to help people determine actions to take based on their health status and symptoms.

According to NJDOH people with mild illness do not necessarily need to be tested for COVID-19. Contact your health care provider for more information based on your personal health history.

Download the NJDOH COVID-19: Health Actions to Protect You and Your Family chart.


Proper Disposal of Masks and Latex Gloves

The recycling facility that receives and processes Montclair’s recycling has reported receiving a large amount of latex gloves and masks in the recycling loads.

MASKS AND LATEX GLOVES ARE NOT CONSIDERED HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING.

THEY MUST BE DISPOSED OF AS TRASH.

For the sake of the health of recycling facility crews who must remain healthy to continue this essential service, please dispose of these items properly – IN THE TRASH.


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.