As of today, there are 75,317 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey, and a total of 3,518 COVID-related deaths. In Hunterdon County, there are 373 cases with 15 deaths. For a more detailed breakdown of statewide numbers, please refer to www.covid19.nj.gov.
High Bridge has 11 cases, and I am pleased to report that as of this writing there are have been no COVID-related deaths in the Borough.
Governor Murphy today announced the extension of the Stay-At-Home order until May 15th. Schools will also be closed at least until May 15th.
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) announced on Monday a series of initiatives to get unemployment claims processed more quickly. These changes include upgrading computer technology, adding personnel, and boosting phone capacity to deal with the tremendous demand. Information can be found at: www.myunemployment.nj.gov.
Thank you to all who tuned into my first ever Mix It Up with the Mayor Facebook Live event this past Saturday! While it could never replace the coffee meet-ups I have enjoyed monthly with residents, it was a great opportunity to re-connect with some of the regular attendees and engage those who have not had the chance to join one of my informal chats. I hope to schedule another one of these events soon. My Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MayorMicheleLee/.
Our next Council meeting will be on April 23rd at 7:30 pm and will again be held via WebEx. The agenda and log-in instructions will be emailed and posted to the Borough website early next week. Once again, I would like to thank everyone for their patience and resilience during these unprecedented times. Every decision that has been made is with the best interest of our community. Wishing everyone continued good health as we get through yet another week of staying at home. We can do this!