Like many in the medical profession in New Jersey, Dr. Deven Unadkat is concerned about the growing number of positive COVID-19 cases in New Jersey, especially in Hudson County.
Since flattening out over the summer, the number of new positive COVID-19 cases has been steadily climbing. On August 28, Hudson County’s seven-day average was 17. This week, the seven-day average rose to 249.
But Dr. Unadkat, the chair and medical director of the Emergency Medicine at Jersey City Medical Center, also sees a ray of hope.
Mayor Davis has directed OEM to keep residents informed on all the latest information related to this health emergency.
Bayonne Residents CURRENTLY Positive – 517*
The number above reflects only the Bayonne residents that are CURRENTLY COVID-19 Positive. We have 579 Bayonne residents that are considered recovered. Recovered patients, according to the CDC, no longer have to isolate or be reported. We are continuing to see a steady decline in current positive residents in the city.
THE STAY AT HOME ORDER HAS BEEN RESCINDED
GOVERNOR’S DIRECTIVES: We are all under the governance of the Executive Orders that are coming from the Governor. As of late, there have been many changes to these orders that affect each of us. Please go to www.covid19.nj.gov or see the Governor’s social media for the latest information.
TESTING: There are numerous options for COVID-19 or Anitbody testing in Bayonne. Dial 2-1-1 or go to www.covid19.nj.gov for any/all testing sites throughout the state of NJ. Testing at Veterans Stadium has ENDED. Anyone getting an appointment for a test by a Bayonne physician by the Bayonne Medical Center, will be tested on their property. The BMC is also testing senior citizens at all the various senior congregate housing in the city.
MASKS: There is no mandate by the State of New Jersey or the City of Bayonne that requires healthy individuals to wear a mask when outdoors. Masks must be worn when in stores.
Residents’ Health and Safety Remains Top Priority, includes Mental and Physical Wellbeing amid Quarantine
As of Monday, April 27th, the following five parks spanning the city will reopen with restrictions:
Enos Jones Park
Berry Lane Park
Leonard Gordon Park
JERSEY CITY – Mayor Steven M. Fulop announces the reopening of five major parks throughout Jersey City as a first step to safely help residents restore their routines through outdoor exercise and recreational activities while adhering to social distancing measures. The parks will be open for residents to enjoy the fresh air from dawn to dusk for jogging, walking, and all non-contact activities following the health and safety protocols in place.
Hudson Regional Health Commission (HRHC) is actively working with state and local partners to closely monitor the ongoing spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the United States.
There are no cases in New Jersey at this time and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that the immediate health risk from COVID-19 is considered low for the general American public, who are unlikely to be exposed to this virus at this time. However, due to the occurrence of community spread in the United States, we are encouraging residents to stay vigilant.