Edison new COVID-19 cases double in a day, first live C.O.P chat tonight

EDISON – Edison officials reported 50 new COVID-19 cases, which brings the total number of cases to 7,960 to the Edison Office of Emergency Management on March 23.

The age range of the cases are from 6-87. The township has lost one more resident to COVID-19, which brings the total number of residents lost to 327, according to Middlesex County.

Vaccinations and COVID-19 testing

Well Care, TCCM provides drive-thru COVID-19 testing for people with or without symptoms at Edison’s Minnie B. Veal Rec Center, 1070 Grove Ave. Pre-registration is requested. For more information visit edisonnj.org or wellcaretccm.com.

The Indian Business Association announced the opening of a new COVID-19 testing center at 180 Lincoln Hwy in Edison. For more information visit www.covidtestingedison.com.

JRF Community Health Center, 1931 Oak Tree Road, is one of five county vaccine locations. for more information call 732-482-9600.

The New Jersey Convention and Expo Center, 97 Sunfield Ave., is one of the state’s six mega vaccine sites.

Volunteers are working ’round the clock’ to help schedule COVID-19 vaccinations for fellow residents through the Edison Community Vaccine Help group. For those interested in joining the volunteer efforts, email edisonvaccinehelp@gmail.com. For residents who need help scheduling vaccination appointments, visit tinyurl.com/edisonvaccinehelp

Community

The Edison Police Department announced the creation of a live question and answer
session on Zoom, Facebook and Instagram called C.O.P. (Community Oriented Policing) Chat. The question and answer session will allow residents the opportunity to pose questions to the Edison Police Department and the Edison Township Administration and receive an answer to issues that they may have to further enhance the quality of life for residents.

The first C.O.P. Chat session will be held at 7 p.m. on March 24. The session will be aired simultaneously on Zoom and the department’s social media platforms. Residents are encouraged to preregister at www.edisonnj.org. For more information email COP@EdisonPD.org.

The spring fire hydrant flushing program begins March 30 in the areas of Michelle Circle and Suttons Lane. The program will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Daily updates on the areas that will be flushed will be updated on the Edison Water Utility’s website at Edisonwaterutility.org by 3:30 p.m. the day prior to flushing. For more information contact 732-248-6400.

The Community Oriented Policing Unit of the Edison Police Department recognized RCCG Lighthouse of Edison for its partnership together. Through the partnership, the unit received a large donation of baseball cleats. Although some cleats are earmarked for schools and sports teams within Edison Township for residents in need, any other resident in need of assistance to acquire baseball cleats is asked to e-mail COP@EdisonPD.org or call (732) 248-6462. Sizes and quantities are limited.

Any resident, business, or civic group wishing to partner and work together for the betterment of the community is also asked to contact the Community Oriented Policing Unit at COP@EdisonPD.org.

Due to COVID-19, the Edison Fire Marshal’s Office has suspended all in person residential inspections for the Certificate of Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Detector and Fire Extinguisher Compliance. In lieu of the inspections and accordance with the New Jersey Fire Code, the office is accepting an affidavit for inspection. For questions or concerns contact the Fire Marshal’s Office at 732-248-7244.

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.

Many businesses can now be open at 50% of capacity including restaurants, recreational and amusement operations, gyms and fitness clubs, barber shops and salons and other personal care businesses. Indoor gathering limits are increased to 25 from 10 and outdoor gathering limits are increased to 50 from 25 for any events other than religious services, political events, weddings and funerals which have already been assigned higher limits of 35% of capacity for indoors and a 150 maximum count for outdoors.

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.