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MAYOR JOHN E. McCORMAC COVID-19_TV-35 MESSAGE MONDAY, APRIL 19, 2021 This is Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac and today is Monday, April 19.The Township is still stuck in the middle with our numbers as we had 126 new cases of Coronavirus in Woodbridge from the general public over the weekend with 52 on Friday, 33 on Saturday and 41 on Sunday.There were no new cases in outside facilities and very thankfully no new deaths to report which is the most important statistic of all of them.The seven day rolling average of the number of new cases is a good marker to see how we are doing and we were up in the 60s and 70s and for a short time as high as 80 for the month of January. We dropped to the 50s in early February then to the 40s and we had a month long run where the average was in the 30s.Beginning on March 12 we climbed up again into the 40s and 50s and lately we are averaging in the low 40s which is pretty good when we look at the entire year so far but still higher than we were getting just a month or two ago.It is actually a bit baffling considering the number of people in our Township who are getting vaccinated but we have to stay the course and continue to follow the State guidelines for good personal hygiene, mask wearing, social distancing and watching the limits on gatherings. Please always check on your neighbors.We continue to see a flip-flop in the ages of the new victims compared to a year ago as 63 of our weekend cases, exactly half, are 30 or younger while only five out of 126 are 65 and over. Your kids used to tell you to be careful and to stay inside and now you should be giving the same advice to them.The Township Health Center has been busy distributing vaccines and we expect more doses this week so if anyone who meets the State guidelines is interested in a vaccination please contact our Hotline at: 732-726-6264. Our employees know all of the sites in and around Woodbridge besides our own and they can help you find an appointment very soon.Special thanks to resident Shelley Miller of Fords who has personally gotten appointments for nearly 150 people by watching web sites and social media pages and getting up at all hours of the night to log on when availabilities are posted. We appreciate your efforts.There is a Town Hall blood drive on Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM by appointment only so call: 877-258-4825 or log on to vitalant.org.Woodbridge High School students are putting on The Putnam County Spelling Bee this Thursday through Saturday at 7:00 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM on the outdoor concert field behind the High School. Call 732-602-8600 for details.There are plenty of Earth Day celebrations and cleanup projects this week so check our web site and social media pages for details to attend or to volunteer.So my dopey friend said to his wife “I don’t understand why it takes me 15 minutes to walk to the bar and an hour to walk home” and his wife said “Yeah!!! It’s staggering!!!”Thank you and stay safe. # # #