Edison reports 93 new COVID-19 cases over a two-day period, Edison police giving away turkeys, non-perishable goods ahead of Thanksgiving


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EDISON – Edison officials reported 93 new COVID-19 cases over a two-day period, which brings the total number of cases to 2,944, according to the Edison Office of Emergency Management.

The two-day period is from Nov. 17-18. The age range of the new COVID-19 cases are from 6-83. The township has lost 245 residents to COVID-19, according to Middlesex County.

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The Edison Police Department’s Community Oriented Policing Unit are giving away turkeys and non perishable goods for Thanksgiving.

If you are someone or know of someone who could use a Thanksgiving turkey and non perishable goods from the items that still remain, please email COP@EdisonPd.org. Please include: Your full name, address and phone number.

Mayor Thomas Lankey, the Municipal Council and the Edison Recreation Department will hold Edison’s Tree Lighting at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3 at The Heritage At Clara Barton, 1015 Amboy Ave.

During the tree lighting, Santa Claus will ride by on a fire truck before heading to the North Pole and John Shersick will carve a Santa out of ice

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. For more information contact edisondirector@lmxac.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.

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. On Nov. 9, the state imposed new restrictions on all bars and restaurants to close indoor dining by 10 p.m. This does not affect outdoor dining or takeout.

Indoor limits for political or religious gatherings remains at 25% of capacity. Outdoor gatherings including sports, concerts, parades and holiday events have a maximum of 150, which is down from 500.

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.

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