Old Bridge has lost 37 residents to COVID-19

OLD BRIDGE – Old Bridge officials reported 27 new positive COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of positive cases to 781 in the township, according to Old Bridge Mayor Owen Henry in his daily report on May 2.

The township has lost 37 residents to COVID-19, according to Middlesex County.

The township has opened Old Bridge’s largest parks, Veterans, Geick and Mannino, as a trial run following Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement to reopen parks across the state on April 29. The parks are opened daily for passive recreation from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting May 2.

In addition to the state’s official website, covid19.nj.gov, residents can text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text messages and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211.

To help sort out the rumors around the virus, in a joint effort by the New Jersey Regional Operations and Intelligence Center, division of the New Jersey State Police, New Jersey Office of Emergency Management, and New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, a website has been established to combat rumors and disinformation regarding the virus. The COVID-19 Rumor Control and Disinformation website is njhomelandsecurity.gov/covid19.

The Old Bridge Township Office of Emergency Management is still looking for supplies to support township police, fire and first aid including N95 masks, surgical masks, Tyvek suits, hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes. Anyone able to donate supplies can call OEM Deputy Coordinator Mike Petschauer at 848-565-1324 or email mpetschauer@oldbridge.com.

The Old Bridge Food Bank is seeking donations. Two bins will be set up outside at 1 Old Bridge Plaza for non-perishable food donations.

For more information about COVID-19 related matters in Old Bridge, visit oldbridge.com/COVID and its social media pages.

For Middlesex County information on COVID-19 information visit discovermiddlesex.com/covid19/ or www.middlsexcountynj.gov/covid19.