Metuchen saw lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since March 21, summer sport camps on the horizon

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METUCHEN – Last week marked the lowest number of new COIVD-19 cases since March 21 with only two cases, Mayor Jonathan Busch said.

The total number of COVID-19 cases is 131 as of June 13. The borough has lost three residents to the virus, according to Middlesex County, according to information provided by Middlesex County.

Outdoor dining, retail applications for expanded use of public sidewalks, public parking, public streets and private spaces are available on the borough’s website. Gov. Phil Murphy announced outdoor dining will resume on June 15.

Busch announced on June 8 the borough, in conjunction with Hackensack Meridian Health and Boxcar, will present the Halsey Movie Drive-in at the Halsey Street parking lot this summer. Local businesses have also partnered with the endeavor offering dinner and snacks.

The first show is expected to begin at 8:15 p.m. on June 16. The borough will feature Jurassic Park. Busch said tickets for 70 cars sold out in an hour. The next drive-in film is expected for June 30. For future tickets visit https://www.boxcarapp.com/metuchen-movies.

The borough’s Recreation Department has announced sport camps with some modifications. The camps include Metuchen Bulldog Mini Soccer for ages 7-15, Metuchen Field Hockey Mini Camp for grades 1-6, multi-sports camp for ages 5-11, tennis camp for ages 5-14, tennis squirts for ages 3-5, squirts soccer for ages 3-5 and senior squirts soccer for ages 5-6. For more information contact Nancy Goldberg at ngoldberg@metuchen.com or call 732-632-8502.

The Metuchen Public Library will begin offering contactless pickup of library materials on June 22. Library materials can only be returned via the library book drop. For more information visit metuchenlibrary.org.

The Borough Pool Commission has canceled the 2020 summer pool season, which includes the Metuchen Municipal Pool (MMP) Swim and Dive team.

Bulk and metal pickup resumed on June 1. To accommodate as many residents as possible, the township’s Department of Public Works will limit pickups to no more than three items per home. To schedule a pickup call 732-632-8519.

For more information visit metuchennj.org.

For more information regarding COVID-19, call the state’s hotline at 1-800-222-1222.

For Middlesex County information visit discovermiddlesex.com/covid19/ or www.middlesexcountynj.gov/covid19.