A Message from the Mayor and Health Officer of Pennington Borough about New Covid-19 Delta Variant Cases in Pennington
There have been 6 new cases of COVID-19 in Pennington Borough in the last two weeks. Half of the new cases are among children under the age of 18, following the recent pattern in the Hopewell Valley.
The more contagious Delta Variant is driving the surge in new cases.
“Getting your vaccination is the best way to protect yourself, your friends, and your children,” said the Borough’s Health Officer Stephanie Carey. “We know in the flood of information out there, that some people have concerns about vaccines. You can call the health department at 908-533-9331 to speak with a health professional. We will listen, and get answers to your questions.”
To get vaccinated, visit the New Jersey vaccine finder page or the Health Department vaccination page.
The Health Department will be offering a Pfizer Vaccine Clinic on Wednesday, August 25, 4-6PM for ages 12 and older, next to the Pennington Borough Library.
All 21 counties in New Jersey have “high” or “substantial” rates of COVID-19 transmission and thus qualify for the CDC’s guidance for wearing masks when indoor public areas, both for vaccinated and unvaccinated people. Mercer County is in the “substantial” transmission category.
In addition, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy last week announced that face masks will be required for all students, teachers, and staff in New Jersey public schools as they reopen next month.
Mayor James Davy urges that "whether or not you are vaccinated, wear a mask when indoors with people who are not vaccinated, or whose vaccination status is unknown to you. Even vaccinated people can spread COVID-19, even as they are protected against a bad outcome. Working together, we can save lives."