BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As of Monday, March 30, 2020, Berkeley Heights has 33 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the township. There are 25 active cases with 8 recovered and two hospitalizations.
Union County has confirmed 226 new cases [1,213 total cases] and four new deaths [15 total deaths].
Statewide, there is a total of 16,636 cases, an increase of 3,347 new cases, with the statewide death toll now at 198, an increase of 37 overnight, according to the state Department of Health.
The township provided a summary of key takeaways as reported by the Governor’s Office:
- Gov. Phil Murphy remains concerned about the personal protection equipment (PPE) shortage.
- The modeling for hospital beds is looking more encouraging PROVIDED people practice social distancing.
- 300 ventilators are in transit expected within 48 hours.
- PNC Bank signed on to the 90-day mortgage grace period.
Updates to the Governor’s Executive Order 107 (stay-at-home order):
- Car dealerships may sell vehicles online and deliver to homes or provide curbside pickup.
- Realtors can show houses using 1:1 ration and social distancing.
- Golf Courses must be closed.
- Fire arms dealers may be open by appointment only.
- ABC is allowing brew pubs to home deliver.
- A joint federal/state task force is being launched to combat unlawful hoarding, price gouging, etc.
- Unlawful gathering will be cracked down on and people will be prosecuted.
Meanwhile, Apple and CDC, together with the White House and FEMA, launched a new website and app with a COVID-19 screening tool and resources to help people protect their health. Click here for more info.
And the Berkeley Heights Volunteer Rescue Squad reminds everyone that if you do not require life-saving care, please take yourself to the hospital if needed, and do not call 911. We don’t want to unnecessarily put our first responders at risk or take an ambulance out of service that could be used for other medical emergencies such as heart attacks, strokes, allergic reactions, and traumatic falls. Please follow these guidelines before calling 911 or seeking medical advice.