Edison reports two new COVID-19 cases


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EDISON – Edison officials reported two new COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of cases to 2,345, according to the Edison Office of Emergency Management on Oct. 19.

The new cases are a 25-year-old resident and a 30-year-old resident. The township has lost 241 residents to COVID-19, according to Middlesex County.

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The Township Council has returned to in-person meetings in council chambers on Oct. 14. Attendees must practice social distancing and masks must be worn.

Mayor Thomas Lankey, Township Council and Edison Recreation Department announced its 12th annual Halloween House Decoration contest for township residents. All photo entries can be emailed to before 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 and must include contact information, full name, phone number and address. Prizes will be awarded to the top three houses selected. Winners will be contact by telephone during the first week of November. For more information contact the Edison Recreation Department at 732-248-7310.

Operation Take Back sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration in conjunction with the Edison Police Department will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 24 to collect unused, unwanted or expired over the counter or prescribed drugs. No syringes. For more information contact Police Lt. Robert J. Dudash Jr. at 732-248-6442 or email

Menlo Park Mall and all indoor malls reopened on June 29. For more information visit

The Edison Public main library at 340 Plainfield Ave., reopened on July 13. Patrons must wear face masks. Gov. Phil Murphy announced public libraries are allowed to reopen on July 2 with 25% capacity.

The reopening of the north branch library at 777 Grove Ave. began on July 27 and the Clara Barton branch at 141 Hoover Ave. followed. Hours vary at each site.

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

The Edison Public Library has launched a COVID memory project. Residents are welcome to share their experiences during the coronavirus through a questionnaire and any images and videos documenting experiences. All items submitted will be reviewed for the library’s archive. For more information visit

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

Indoor dining at 25% capacity began on Sept. 4.

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.

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