SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick is reporting reduced hospital admissions in the area and fewer coronavirus patients in intensive care, a sign that the township may be beginning to plateau. In a press release, Mayor Charles Carley said that this is ‘a bit of sunshine peeking through the clouds of this challenge.’

            Back in February as the first positive cases of COVID-19 appeared in the township, South Brunswick declared a local state of emergency. This puts all the township’s energy and focus on emergency response, public information, and maintaining vital utilities. In the same press release, the mayor urges residents to continue social distancing, washing their hands and wearing a mask in public in order to slow the spread.

            “It has not been easy for our town. We are faced with problems of economic disruption and social isolation. Many of us will feel the pain of loss,” the press release reads, “We find comfort knowing that we can rely on each other. There is cost coupled to this fight. But the cost of surrendering to this virus is surely much more.”

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            Traffic accidents in South Brunswick have been cut down by 60% in the past few months, according to the press release. It was announced today that the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Inspection Commission in Dayton will be extending their testing dates. More details will be revealed later this week.

            Tonight, the South Brunswick Council will be hosting a virtual community forum, residents can ask questions to department heads over a ZOOM call. Invitations will be given over Nixle or the school messenger system.