EDISON – Edison officials reported 23 new COVID-19 cases over a two-day period, which brings the total number of cases to 2,479, according to the Edison Office of Emergency Management.
Fifteen new cases – ages between 11-61 – were reported for Oct. 29 11-61 on Oct. 29 and eight new cases – ages between 24-62 – were reported for Oct. 30. The township has lost 243 residents to COVID-19, according to Middlesex County.
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.
Menlo Park Mall and all indoor malls reopened on June 29. For more information visit https://www.simon.com/mall/menlo-park-mall.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 edisonpubliclibrary.net/covidMemory.shtml.
The library will hold an International Artists Day Facebook Contest from Oct. 25 to Nov. 3, open to all Edison Public Library cardholders of all ages. Once a day for 10 days, the library will post art related questions on its Facebook page – www.facebook.com/EdisonPublicLibrary.
Participants can comment an answer. People with the most correct answers will be the prize winner. In the event of a tie, one winner will be selected in a random drawing from all participants who submitted the most correct answers.
Lankey issued an executive order ahead of the reopening of outdoor dining on June 15. The executive order, which will run through Dec. 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.
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.
For Middlesex County information visit discovermiddlesex.com/covid19/ or www.middlesexcountynj.gov/covid19.