NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - The latest COVID-19 New Providence update shows an increase of one reported case for a total of 73 reported cases since the onset of coronavirus, 22 recovered, and 44 active cases. There have been 7 deaths in the borough.

The COVID-19 dashboard provides important information with a tab for LTCs which lists all facilities reporting positive cases and deaths by facilities. The cases reported are self-reported by facilities at a point in time and may not reflect real-time data. Case numbers are constantly changing and subject to updates.]

"Please continue to keep our afflicted in your thoughts and prayers as they battle this virus. We wish them a comfortable speedy recovery, and a return to normalcy," said Mayor Al Morgan.

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The Mayor offered the following list of resource if you need help:

Emergencies Dial 911

Municipal Services

(908) 665-1400 or complete a Contact Us form for the department that provides your required service. For more information please visit the borough website at www.newprov.org

Domestic Safety

If an emergency dial 911

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 or Chat @ TheHotline.org

NJ Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-572-SAFE (7233)

NJ Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NJCASA) Hotline 1-800-601-7200

Women’s Referral Central 1-800-322-8092

 Mental Health Services

(877) 294-HELP (4357)

The NJ Department of Human Services toll free “warm line” is  a resource for people seeking mental health service. The warm line is available 24 hours and has operators in multiple languages.

Temporary Financial Assistance:

CSA (908) 665-8254

Our CSA (Community Service Association of New Providence) is a local non-profit organization that provides temporary financial assistance to New Providence residents during a time of need. If you need help, please contact our Community Service Association (CSA) at (908) 665-8254. All calls are strictly confidential.

Donations to the CSA are used solely to help your fellow New Providence residents during their time of financial need. Donations can be sent via PayPal to csanewprovidence@gmail.com or by check to: Community Service Association of New Providence, c/o NP Borough Hall, 360 Elkwood Avenue, New Providence, NJ 07974. CSA is an independent 501(c)(3) organization. We thank you for your support during these challenging times, and we wish only the best of health for you and your families. If you are in need of assistance from the CSA, please leave a message at (908) 665-8254.

Wellness Calls: Senior Buddy Program

(908) 665-0046 or email at seniorbuddies@newprov.org

The Borough has started a “Senior Buddy” program as an outreach to our most vulnerable population.  We are connecting our seniors with borough employees who will be checking in with anyone who feels they may need a little help making it through this time.  “Buddies” will have information available about grocery store and pharmacy hours and food delivery, and will also just check in to brighten someone’s day.  If you are a resident of New Providence and would like a “Buddy”, please email us at seniorbuddies@newprov.org or call the DeCorso Community Center at (908) 665-0046 (messages are being checked regularly).  In the event of an emergency, please dial 911.

Grocery Shopping Assistance: NPOCFA

(732) 535-8441 or email NewProvidenceOCFA@gmail.com

If you need help with grocery shopping, please directly contact “New Providence, Our Community For All “  (NPOCFA) at (732) 535-8441 or email NewProvidenceOCFA@gmail.com. NPOCFA is a volunteer run and supported organization. This service is for our seniors and most vulnerable.

To volunteer to shop for others please email the volunteer coordinator at chanda_belle@hotmail.com or call (908)451-3331.

For more information please visit newprov.orgnj.gov, and cdc.gov

We have more “Good Things Happening in NP” to report:

We were excited to hear about New Providence residents, Maria Deluca, Amy Lepre, (and see Karen Canniffe) on Channel 7 News last night talking about their fundraising rainbow lawn sign campaign  (signs printed by Scott Hale of STH Printing of New Providence). Through the Overlook Auxiliary they have very successfully sold over 2,500 signs raising over $100,000 and were able to purchase a much needed room sterilizer for Overlook Hospital. This sterilizer is able to completely sanitize a room in 20 minutes. This is just incredible! 

Signs are still available if you would like to purchase: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07eh021gqebf13c733&llr=dovlkjtab

Here is the link to the news report: https://abc7ny.com/health/rainbows-and-smiles-lawn-signs-raise-thousands-for-nj-hospital/6122575/

Here is more information below about the fundraiser from Maria Deluca. We thank Maria, Amy, Karen, Scott, all the volunteers,  and generous contributors. Pioneer Spirit! Thank you! 

Hope and Gratitude are More Contagious Than Any Virus:

“Why are we doing this?

Overlook Auxiliary is inviting the community to display its appreciation for healthcare and essential workers by purchasing one of the Hope & Gratitude signs.

Where can people buy a sign and how will they get it?

Go to OAUX.ORG to purchase and the sign will be delivered to your door by one of our volunteers.

What are we raising money for?

The $25 per sign fundraising effort was created to raise funds for a XENEX sterilization machine, which can sterilize a room in 20 minutes, for Overlook Medical Center.  This machine costs $90,000.  Now that we have raised enough money to buy the machine, the additional money will be used for current pandemic needs at the hospital.

Our message to the community?

“Hope and Gratitude are more contagious than any virus.”  We hope each sign will serve as a reminder to neighbors and passersby that we appreciate the amazing contributions of those on the front line during this crisis like the healthcare and other essential workers who are still working every day for us. 

Special Thanks to the following….

Scott Hale of STH Printing in New Providence for his designs, The UPS Store in downtown Summit for sign printing, Zoe Berliner, age 9 of Summit, and Ashleigh Andrews, age 11 of Millburn for their winning artwork submissions and local residents Deb Meslar of Summit, Maria DeLuca and Amy Lepre of New Providence who presented the Auxiliary with this idea.

The Overlook Auxiliary would also like to thank the community for their outpouring of support towards this effort - from the people buying these signs to the volunteers delivering them to their neighbors.” 

Thank you to all! Stay safe. Stay strong. Stay positive. And STAY HOME!  We will get through this together! Pioneer Strong!

- Mayor Al Morgan