WOODBRIDGE – The township reported 33 new COVID-19 circumstances over a three-day interval, which brings the full variety of circumstances to 2,204, in keeping with Mayor John McCormac in his coronavirus report on Oct. 16.
Sixteen new circumstances of COVID-19 have been reported for Oct. 13, eight new circumstances have been reported for Oct. 14 and 9 new circumstances have been reported for Oct. 15.
“The final day we had over 16 circumstances was Could 2 and our 76 circumstances within the final seven days is our highest for the reason that first week of Could,” McCormac mentioned. “October is already increased than the months of July and August and on the charge we’re going it can surpass June and September.”
McCormac famous solely three of the brand new circumstances have required hospitalization.
The variety of COVID-19 circumstances embody East Jersey State Jail and numerous associated state amenities within the Avenel part of the township. The state reported zero new circumstances from their amenities over the three-day interval. The whole variety of circumstances on the amenities stay at 813.
There are 68 COVID-19 circumstances reported from St. Joseph’s Nursing Residence and Assisted Dwelling Facility. The residents at St. Joseph’s Nursing Residence devastated by COVID-19 have been initially counted within the township’s statistics earlier than residents have been moved to a different facility out of city on March 25. On April 16, residents began shifting again house after a large cleansing effort. On Could 4, the final resident moved again to the power.
The township is reporting statistics from the state amenities and nursing house individually. McCormac mentioned monitoring the numbers individually – basic inhabitants, state amenities and well being amenities – provides the township a greater indication of the actual influence on its on a regular basis residents.
The township has misplaced 102 residents to COVID-19 within the basic inhabitants, 22 residents misplaced from state amenities and 28 residents misplaced from the St. Joseph’s Nursing Residence.
Halloween festivities are a bit completely different this 12 months. The township’s annual Trunk-or-Deal with occasion has been cancelled, however officers have organized to have the hearth corporations within the township drive round their sections of city and cross out sweet. Trick-or-treating can be permitted and officers will guarantee security measures are in place for the kids and their households.
The Skyline Mini golf course behind The Woodbridge Group Middle is about up with a Haunted Home theme for Halloween festivities. The township may even host a digital costume contest for the youngsters, a home adorning contest for adults and a painted pumpkin contest. Particulars for the entire occasions can be posted on the township’s social media pages together with the township web site.
Photographs for the house adorning contest should be despatched in by Oct. 23, painted pumpkins by Oct. 26 and costume contest by Nov. 2. Contributors can decide up a pumpkin to color on the Woodbridge Group Middle and should register earlier than pickup at register.communitypass.internet/townshipofwoodbridge.
October is Breast Most cancers Consciousness Month and Home Violence Consciousness Month. Numerous occasions can be held and may be discovered on the township web site.
Well being and health facilities reopened on Sept. 1 with numerous restrictions. McCormac mentioned the Woodbridge Group Middle and The Membership at Woodbridge buildings have been sanitized and gear have been moved round. Staff have been skilled to make sure the non-public security of the members.
A listing generated of native companies and eating places providing outdoors eating are on the township’s web site and Fb pages. Indoor eating at 25% capability – not more than 100 patrons – started on Sept. 4.
The outside gathering restrict elevated to 500 on July 6 with no restrict for political or spiritual actions. On Aug. 3, the governor restricted indoor gatherings to 25% for a room’s capability, with a most of 25 individuals.
Senior facilities Colonia, Hickory in Fords, Sycamore in Port Studying and 5 Branches in Iselin, reopened on June 22, on a restricted foundation. There can be no luncheons or massive gatherings, however seniors can name upfront to schedule occasions to go to for crafts, video games or different leisure actions, McCormac mentioned.
Woodbridge Middle and all indoor malls reopened on June 29. Woodbridge Middle will open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday via Saturday and midday to six p.m. on Sunday. For extra data go to www.woodbridgecenter.com.
All 4 places of the Woodbridge Township Public Library reopened at 25% capability on July 6, however will stay closed on the weekends. Visits are restricted to 1 hour.
The primary library is open from 10 a.m. to eight p.m. Monday via Thursday and from 10 a.m. to six p.m. on Friday. The Fords, Colonia and Iselin department libraries are open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday via Thursday and 10 a.m. to five p.m. on Friday. For extra data go to woodbridgelibrary.org or name 732-634-4450.
We Feed Woodbridge, a coalition of 11 meals pantries and a soup kitchen, surpassed its donation purpose with greater than $102,000 in financial donations plus 1000’s of kilos of meals in six weeks.
With nationwide stories indicating that as many as one in 5 kids undergo from meals deprivation and township officers reporting a 33% enhance in utilization of the township’s meals pantries, neighborhood efforts to gather meals and cash actually by no means ends, McCormac mentioned.
The soup kitchen at Trinity Episcopal Church, 650 Rahway Ave., in Woodbridge is open once more from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. each Friday for a scorching lunch to go.
The township is taking steps towards reopening City Corridor. Most interplay with native authorities may be accomplished by telephone, mail or on-line. Township officers are additionally accepting appointments if an individual wants to fulfill with somebody to conduct enterprise. Telephone numbers are on the township’s web site or name 732-634-4500.
Hematology and Oncology Associates at 540 Inexperienced St. in Iselin and Excel Pressing Care at 740 Route 1 north in Iselin are providing antibody testing. For extra data name Hematology and Oncology Associates at 732-913-8500 and for Excel Pressing Care name 732-874-5507.
For hours of operation for the Skyline Mini golf course and batting cages behind the Woodbridge Group Middle name 732-596-4000.
The annual Veteran’s Parade can be held nearly in November. The township can be amassing footage and quick biographies of anybody who fought in World Conflict II whereas a resident of Woodbridge now dwelling or deceased and embody them in a video on Veteran’s Day. Veterans and members of the family of World Conflict II veterans can ship in an image and a brief video of the veteran to firstname.lastname@example.org. Embody particulars of service and details about their households and every other factors of curiosity about their lives.
The township’s summer season live performance sequence got here to an finish on Sept. 24. Further exhibits are scheduled on the township’s second outside stage at Curtains Restaurant subsequent to the Avenel Performing Arts Middle via October. The Avenel Performing Arts Middle reopened on Oct. 1 with a full schedule, however restricted capability.
Bulk pickups have restarted. To schedule a bulk pickup name 732-738-1311 ext. 3600.
With the elevated limits on outdoors gatherings, the township is allowing particular person storage and gross sales once more in addition to block events, contact the Township Clerk’s workplace at 732-634-4500 for a allow.
Residents can schedule a free annual bulk pickup after the autumn storage gross sales via the Sanitation Division at 732-738-1311 ext. 3600.
Basketball hoops and playground gear at municipal parks are actually open to be used.
Township officers remind the general public organized video games should not permitted and encourage individuals to watch out and diligent about cleansing gear earlier than and after utilization. The township will proceed to additionally diligently clear the gear. Non-contact organized sports activities started on June 22.
Playgrounds at county parks – Merrill Park in Iselin, Alvin P. Williams Park in Sewaren, Warren Park in Woodbridge, and Fords Park in Fords – reopened July 2.
The mayor continues to induce neighbors to test on individuals who dwell alone and can’t depart their properties and to proceed to comply with the foundations and pointers for social distancing, good private hygiene, correct disposal of trash and avoiding non-essential journey. He additionally continues to warn residents of potential fundraising scams in addition to contact tracing scams for COVID-19.
For extra COVID-19 data, go to covid19.nj.gov. Go to www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for native data.
For Middlesex County data go to discovermiddlesex.com/covid19/ or www.middlesexcountynj.gov/covid19.