WOODBRIDGE – The township reported 164 new COVID-19 instances over a four-day interval, which brings the whole variety of instances to three,213, in accordance with Mayor John McCormac in his coronavirus report on Nov. 20.
Thirty-nine new instances of COVID-19 have been reported for Nov. 16, 49 new instances have been reported for Nov. 17, 45 new instances have been reported for Nov. 18 and 31 new instances reported for Nov. 19.
“We’re within the midst of our second worst wave of the 12 months with a mean of 34 in November, however 39 the final two weeks,” McCormac mentioned. “We’re nonetheless barely under the worst three weeks of the 12 months in April after we averaged 44.”
The variety of COVID-19 instances embody East Jersey State Jail and a variety of associated state services within the Avenel part of the township. The state reported zero new instances from their services over the four-day interval. The full variety of instances on the services stay at 823.
There are 68 COVID-19 instances 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 dwelling after an enormous cleansing effort. On Might 4, the final resident moved again to the power.
The township is reporting statistics from the state services and nursing dwelling individually. McCormac mentioned monitoring the numbers individually – common inhabitants, state services and well being services – offers the township a greater indication of the actual influence on its on a regular basis residents.
The township has misplaced 106 residents to COVID-19 within the common inhabitants, 22 residents misplaced from state services and 28 residents misplaced from the St. Joseph’s Nursing Residence.
A variety of occasions are scheduled Thanksgiving weekend.
The township will maintain its 1st annual 5K Turkey Trot on Nov. 28 at Alvin P. Williams Park in Sewaren. On-line registration is required at register.compuscore.com/wbturkeytrot. Entry charge is $25.
The township has postponed its Vacation Stroll on Foremost Road on Nov. 28 because of the improve in variety of virus instances.
The Vacation Gentle Pageant occasion at 6:15 p.m. on Nov. 28 will nonetheless go on as deliberate. It’ll function a light-weight parade of firetrucks from the township’s 9 fireplace corporations. The vans will probably be adorned and drive in a bunch all all through the township.
The annual winter vacation ghost stroll will probably be held from 4-6 p.m. on Nov. 28 on the Tanzman Leisure Space throughout from the Woodbridge Practice Station with excursions each quarter-hour. Tickets are $10 and should be bought on-line.
The Knights of Columbus Council No. 857 in Woodbridge – 130 Foremost St. – will maintain a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 28. First 20 donors will obtain coupon without cost sandwich at Chick-fil-A.
The Woodbridge Senior Billiards Membership is gathering toys for kids in want. Unwrapped toys for girls and boys between ages 2-14 could be dropped within the field within the foyer of the Woodbridge Group Middle till Dec. 11.
Well being and health facilities reopened on Sept. 1 with a variety of restrictions. McCormac mentioned the Woodbridge Group Middle and The Membership at Woodbridge buildings have been sanitized and gear have been moved round. Workers have been educated to make sure the private security of the members.
An inventory generated of native companies and eating places providing exterior eating are on the township’s web site and Fb pages. Indoor eating at 25% capability started on Sept. 4. On Nov. 9, the state imposed new restrictions on all bars and eating places to shut indoor eating by 10 p.m. This doesn’t have an effect on out of doors eating or takeout.
Indoor limits are capped at 10. Out of doors gatherings together with sports activities, concert events, parades and vacation occasions have a most of 150. Social distancing and masks carrying is obligatory in any respect out of doors gatherings and these pointers needs to be adopted in any respect indoor occasions.
Senior facilities Colonia, Hickory in Fords, Sycamore in Port Studying and 5 Branches in Iselin, reopened on June 22, on a restricted foundation. There will probably be no luncheons or massive gatherings, however seniors can name upfront to schedule instances 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 info go to www.woodbridgecenter.com.
All 4 areas of the Woodbridge Township Public Library reopened at 25% capability on July 6, however will stay closed on the weekends. Visits are restricted to at least one hour.
The principle library is open from 10 a.m. to eight p.m. Monday via Thursday, from 10 a.m. to six p.m. on Friday and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. 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 info 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 hundreds 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% improve 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 sizzling lunch to go.
The township is taking steps towards reopening City Corridor. Most interplay with native authorities could be finished by telephone, mail or on-line. Township officers are additionally accepting appointments if an individual wants to fulfill with somebody to conduct enterprise. Cellphone 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 info 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 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 exterior 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 at the moment are open to be used.
Township officers remind the general public organized video games usually are not permitted and encourage folks 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 examine on individuals who reside alone and can’t go away their properties and to proceed to comply with the principles 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 info, go to covid19.nj.gov. Go to www.twp.woodbridge.nj.us for native info.