EDISON – Edison officials reported four new cases of COVID-19, which bring the total number of cases to 1,893, according to the Edison Office of Emergency Management on June 26.
The township has lost 209 residents to COVID-19, according to Middlesex County.
The Edison Public Library in a social media post, said it will reopen soon after the Fourth of July weekend. Gov. Phil Murphy announced public libraries are allowed to reopen on July 2 with 25% capacity.
W. Keith McCoy, interim library director, said the library will open when it is safe for staff and the public to interact.
“We are installing protective barriers, and supplying staff with protective gear,” he said. “We expect those to be in place soon.”
The Edison Main Library at 340 Plainfield Ave. will reopen first from 1-5 p.m. If all works as expected, morning and evening hours will be added. The reopening of the north branch library at 777 Grove Ave. and the Clara Barton branch at 141 Hoover Ave. will follow, McCoy said.
No seating and study tables at the library will be available. No meetings or programs will be held at least through Labor Day. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours. For more information contact email@example.com.
The Edison Summer Playground for children ages 5-12 will run weekdays from 9 a.m. to noon, July 13 to Aug. 14.
Arts and crafts, games and special activities are planned and will be held at the playgrounds at Elder Park, John Marshall School, Woodbrook School and Yelencsics Park. Registration is $50 for each child and space is limited to 50 participants. For more information call the Edison Recreation Department at 732-248-7310 or visit www.edisonnj.org.
Mayor Thomas Lankey issued an executive order ahead of the reopening of outdoor dining on June 15. The executive order, which will run through Oct. 31, allows restaurants and food establishments to eliminate up to 20% of their existing onsite parking to accommodate tables for consumption of food and beverages. Hours of operation for outdoor dining will run from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the township reserves the right to review and revoke approval of applications. The fee for application permits have been waived. For more information visit edisonnj.org.
The Edison Farmers Market is open from 1-3 p.m. every Wednesday at the Jade Dynasty parking lot, 925 Amboy Ave., through October.
The vendors include Asprocolas Acres, La Bonbonniere Bake Shop, Fresh Honey and Honey Products, Bebe’s All Natural – Indian sauces for a variety of foods and Elcha’s Eats.
For more information about pre-order and pickup visit Asprocolasacres.com, la-bonbonniere-bake-shoppe.myshopify.com, www.countrybirdandgarden.net, bebesallnatural.com, and elchaseats.com.
The township has resumed the collection of cardboard from outside of the recycling container on regular recycling days.
Edison Township was not provided any other information regarding the new cases.
For Middlesex County information visit discovermiddlesex.com/covid19/ or www.middlesexcountynj.gov/covid19.
For more information, call New Jersey Health Center 1-800-222-1222.