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MAYOR JOHN E. McCORMAC COVID-19_TV-35 MESSAGE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2020 This is Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac and today is Monday, November 30.The Township had 365 new cases of Coronavirus from the general public in the past week. That is our highest weekly total since the week ending April 11. From Monday through Sunday, the counts were 66, 67, 31, 23, 61, 82 and 35. The count of 82 is our second highest daily count ever after April 10 when we had 87. We can no longer say our numbers are high but not as bad as they were in the spring although there are certainly more tests being done in November than in April when there were only a handful of sites offering the tests compared to now when there are many more.The average age of cases this past week was 41 and over 40% of the cases were people under 30 years of age.There were no new cases in State facilities and there have not been any reported since October 10 so we can expect a large number to be transmitted from them any day now. There were no new cases in any health care facilities, but unfortunately we have two new deaths to report – a 66 year-old female and an 88 year-old female.Please keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.The four deaths in November and two in October are a far cry from the dozens that we unfortunately experienced in the first two months of this pandemic but one fatality is too many.Please keep abiding by the State guidelines of personal hygiene, social distancing, mask wearing and limitations on gatherings. Outdoor gatherings are reduced to 25 from 150 as of December 7 and indoor gatherings are limited to 10 other than indoor dining which is at 25% of capacity.As the holiday season approaches please pay special attention to those living alone, especially our seniors, and let them know you care about them.A great big thank you to our Fire, First Aid, Police and other first responders for entertaining us on Saturday night with a spectacular Holiday Light Parade through all ten sections of Woodbridge. The turnout was amazing and people from two to 92 enjoyed the convoy of trucks and cars lit up for the holidays. It was so enjoyable that it now will become a regular event on our holiday schedule.Thank you to the Colonia Elks for your donation of $2,000 to the We Feed Woodbridge effort. With the holidays approaching and with so many families struggling because of food shortages we are starting a big December push for donations of food, gift cards and checks to the We Feed Woodbridge effort.The Woodbridge Main Library has eliminated Sunday hours and is the only library open during the week but they and the remaining three will have curbside pickup and drop-off.So my dopey friend’s girlfriend came home one day and said to him “Pack your bags I won the Lottery” and he said “Should I pack for the shore, pack for the mountains, pack for Europe?” and she said “Pack everything you own and get the heck out!!!”Thank you and stay safe. # # #