COVID-19 Information2020-06-11T14:12:57-04:00

NEW JERSEY STATE

HUNTERDON COUNTY

The Hunterdon County Health Department along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New Jersey State Department of Health and other local public health officials continue to closely monitor the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Click here for information and resources.

BOROUGH OF HIGH BRIDGE

News & Announcements related to COVID-19

COVID-19 drive-thru testing location information

Contact Info: Michele Menditto
Email: mmenditto@co.hunterdon.nj.us

To All Somerset/Hunterdon County Healthcare Providers:

The Somerset County Department of Health and the Hunterdon County Health Department have partnered to offer a COVID-19 drive-thru testing location. The information is as follows:

Who: Open to all COVID-19 SYMPTOMATIC Somerset and Hunterdon County Residents

How: Symptomatic residents can schedule an appointment here: https://somerset-hunterdon.adlabscovidtest.com/ A Physician’s prescription is required (a paper copy) and must be provided at the testing site. An electronic prescription can be substituted with an order on letterhead with the following information:

  • patient name
  • DOB
  • Physician’s name
  • Physicians NPI number
  • Physician’s address
  • Physician’s phone number
  • Physician’s fax

A drivers license or government issued ID will also be required at the testing site.

Diagnostic Information: The test will be a nasal swab. Accurate Diagnostic Labs will send patient results to the ordering physician. This information will also be entered into CDRSS.

Where: Raritan Valley Community College – 118 Lamington Rd, Branchburg, NJ 08876 (Route 22 Campus Drive entrance)

When: Thursday April 16th, Friday April 17th and Monday April 20th. Between the hours of 10:00am-1:00pm. Additional dates may be added if more test kits and PPE can be acquired.

Instructions/FAQs for what can be expected at the testing site can be found here: https://www.co.somerset.nj.us/Home/ShowDocument?id=37503

For questions please call the testing site information line at 908-237-7150.

April 7th, 2020|

Mayor’s Update: Covid-19 – Brush and Leaf Pick-up – Virtual Town Hall

Office of the Mayor
Michele Lee
mlee@highbridge.org

UPDATE:
As of yesterday, April 1, there are 5 confirmed COVID-19 cases in our Borough, and 117 in Hunterdon County. Best source of information and resources for all things NJ COVID related is: https://covid19.nj.gov/
In speaking with the County and State yesterday, there are still no plans for a testing facility here in Hunterdon County, and the medical facilities all have a shortage of testing kits and PPE. Only those with symptoms and a doctor’s recommendation will be tested at this time.

That is why it’s important for me to say again, STAY HOME.
We can all do our part by limiting trips to the grocery store, etc. and keeping a safe social distance when it’s absolutely necessary to go out.
I have heard from many residents who are concerned about the crowding on the Columbia Trail. This is a County trail and they have made the decision to keep it open at this time. I have relayed our concerns to the County and to the State and will keep doing so. Last week, we restricted access to the back area of the parking lot and closing the lot completely is currently under consideration.

I have also heard reports of pick-up basketball games at Union Forge Park yesterday and will remind everyone that the playground, gazebos and basketball courts are CLOSED. Please talk with your kids and remind them of the Emergency Administrative Order that prohibits the use of these facilities. This has been posted to the Borough website to review.
The golf course also remains closed to the public. Please refrain from taking your dog or family for a walk or bringing your clubs to the course to practice, even if by yourself. These areas will be patrolled by Borough police.

I know this is all hard!! I have a teenager too and we’re going stir crazy! PLEASE, I want all of us in High Bridge to stay healthy and we need everyone’s cooperation in helping to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of the virus.

While Spring brush and leaf pick-up has been suspended, and the Commons Natural Recycling Center is closed, DPW will do curbside pick-up if the brush and/or leaves are put in appropriate bags and left in front of your home. Bags can be obtained by calling 908-638-6588. Please do not overfill bags and be sure to thank our guys with a wave from your porch as they will be keeping a safe social distance.

On Monday, April 6th, at 6pm we will be holding a Virtual Town Hall via GoToMeeting for a presentation and discussion on the Hunterdon Area Energy Cooperative. This is an opportunity for all residents to ask questions directly so that the Borough may enter the co-op in May.
Instructions to join:
Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
https://www.gotomeet.me/LisaHibbs

You can also dial in using your phone.
(For supported devices, tap a one-touch number below to join instantly.)
United States: +1 (872) 240-3212; Access Code: 979-598-749

  • One-touch: tel:+18722403212,,979598749#

New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts: https://global.gotomeeting.com/install/979598749

As always, if you need assistance please call Borough Hall at 908-638-6455 and have a great day.

April 2nd, 2020|

High Bridge Office of Emergency Management Administrative Order No. 2020-1 Advisement – 3/23/20

Consistent with State Executive Orders No. 107 and 108 certain municipal facilities will be closed to the public until further notice as follows:

Playgrounds and building facilities: All playgrounds, gazebos, bathrooms and basketball courts located within the municipal parks and open spaces shall be closed to the public.

Trails: The Nassau trail, and the County’s Commons trail, shall remain open for activities as outlined in Executive Order 107 (Walking, Running, Engaging in outdoor activities with immediate family, caretakers, household members, or romantic partners).

Department of Public Works: Spring brush and leaf pickup is hereby suspended until further notice.

Borough Hall: Borough Hall is closed. All Borough Hall employees are working remotely, except for those who will enter to retrieve mail for processing.

These orders will be strictly enforced in an effort to minimize groups being formed and that the public is adhering to social distancing guidelines.

Notwithstanding the above, all Municipal facilities, parks and open spaces shall remain open for the purposes of outdoor activities in accordance with the Executive Orders of the State. We encourage people to follow all social distancing guidelines and gathering regulations.

This order shall take effect immediately

Signed by: Mayor Michele Lee
Signed by: Joseph Trilone, Emergency Management Coordinator

March 24th, 2020|

COVID-19 Business Resource Page

Starting April 3, 2020, small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing SBA lenders. To apply you will need to complete the Paycheck Protection Program loan application and submit the application with the required documentation to an approved lender.

Click this link for a brief overview of the program: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/PPP%20–%20Overview.pdf

Click this link for more information about borrowing: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/PPP–Fact-Sheet.pdf


Click here for a link to New Jersey Economic Development Resources


Local COVID-19 Resource Page Available for Hunterdon Companies

Site features links to County/State/Federal Resources, as well as a Current News Feed, Updated Daily

Stay up to date on resources being provided for your business with the new page from Hunterdon County Economic Development and the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce!

March 20th, 2020|

UPDATE – COVID-19 – 03/19/2020

March 19, 2020

Office of the Mayor Michele Lee mlee@highbridge.org

On Tuesday, March 17th, High Bridge issued a Local State of Emergency that can be reviewed on the Borough website, www.highbridge.org. The Borough Police Department will be patrolling the area to ensure compliance with State Executive Orders and this Proclamation.

Total cases of COVID-19 in New Jersey now total 427. We have 6 positive cases here in Hunterdon County, ages ranging between 21 and 55 years old.

The state has activated NJ 2-1-1 which is a statewide, comprehensive, information and referral service operated by United Ways of NJ. People can call 2-1-1 with questions or concerns about COVID-19 and resources available to them. Residents can also text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text information and stay informed. To receive live text assistance, residents can text their zip code to 898-211.

A reminder if you are showing symptoms of the virus, please call your doctor first for medical advice.

It is strongly recommended people over the age of 60, especially those with special needs or compromised immune systems, stay indoors for the next two weeks as much as possible.

Hunterdon County has been preparing for a surge of positive cases and a triage tent has been set up at Hunterdon Medical Center. Please note, this will not be a testing center. Testing will be provided through the County Office of Emergency Management, and more information will be provided once that is available. Our High Bridge Office of Emergency Management has been communicating daily to ensure we are prepared when the time comes.

The health and safety of High Bridge residents is our priority number one. The decision to close the parks, courts and golf course was not taken lightly and we understand how difficult this has been. We need to ensure no groups are being formed, certainly not more than 50 people as required under the State’s Executive Orders (some say 10, which is a safer number). Please ensure that proper social distancing measures are always taken.

At this time, the Council meeting on March 26th will be held at the firehouse and streamed via Facebook live through Mayor Michele Lee’s Facebook page which is public and available to view without a Facebook account. More information on this will follow.

As always, if you need assistance, please call Borough Hall at 908-638-6455.

March 19th, 2020|
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