EDISON – Edison officials reported 160 new COVID-19 cases over a four-day period, which brings the total number of cases to 8,449, according to the Edison Office of Emergency Management.
Thirty-two new COVID-19 cases – age range from 2-months to 78 – were reported for April 4, 45 new COVID-19 cases – age range from 2-84 – were reported for April 3, 36 new cases – age range from 1-77 – were reported for April 2 and 47 new COVID-19 cases – age range from 2-77 – were reported for April 1.
The township has lost two more residents to COVID-19, which bring the total number of residents lost to 332, 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. Testing dates for April have been set for 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26 and 30. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For residents who need help scheduling vaccination appointments, visit tinyurl.com/edisonvaccinehelp
The spring fire hydrant flushing program began 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 Clara Barton Neighborhood Preservation Committee is sponsoring an annual Yard Sale on April 24. It is free and open to all residents. Anyone interested can register at http://www.ClaraBartonNeighborhood.com
Any resident, business, or civic group wishing to partner and work together for the betterment of the community is 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 are open. For more information visit https://www.simon.com/mall/menlo-park-mall.
The Edison Public main library, 340 Plainfield Ave., north branch library, 777 Grove Ave., and Clara Barton branch, 141, Hoover Ave. are open. Patrons must wear face masks. Hours vary at each site. For more information contact email@example.com.
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 no limit) which have already been assigned higher limits of 35% of capacity for indoors and now a 200 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.