Edison reports 131 new COVID-19 cases over a three-day period, seven virus testing dates set for January

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EDISON – Edison officials reported 131 new COVID-19 cases over a three-day period, which brings the total number of cases to 4,909, according to the Edison Office of Emergency Management.

Forty-six new COVID-19 cases were reported for Jan. 1, 47 new cases were reported for Dec. 31 and 38 new cases were reported for Dec. 30. The township has lost six more residents to COVID-19, which brings the total number of residents lost to 273 residents to COVID-19, according to Middlesex County.

Well Care, TCCM will provide drive-thru COVID-19 testing for people with or without symptoms on Jan. 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22 and 25 at Lake Papaianni, 100 Municipal Boulevard. Appointment is preferred. For more information visit edisonnj.org or wellcaretccm.com.

The Edison Health Department is holding a “Drive-Up” free rabies clinic for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Jan. 23 at Firehouse 4, 848 New Dover Road in Edison.

The Township Council has returned back to virtual meetings.

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.

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 gatherings have been capped at 10. On Dec. 7, outdoor gatherings including sports, concerts, parades and holiday events will be reduced to 25.

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.