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MAYOR JOHN E. McCORMAC COVID-19_TV-35 MESSAGE FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 2022 This is Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac and today is Friday, January 21.The bad news is that Woodbridge had our fourth worst week of new COVID cases from the general public last week with 705, but the good news is that the prior three weeks were the worst three so we are definitely seeing improvement. We had 788 at the end of December and then 2,698 and 1,631 the first two weeks of January, so this week was less than half of the prior week. We are definitely trending downward.There were an additional 55 in State facilities and another in a health care facility.The really bad news though is that we had nine deaths in January so far – females aged 62 and 70 and males aged 38, three at 64, 68, 86 and 94. Please keep them and their families in your thoughts and prayers.We have a vaccination clinic for ages 5-11 on Tuesday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM and for 12 and up the next two Thursdays from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. Please call 732-855-0600 extension 5004 for an appointment.Information regarding testing sites and all updates on State directives can be found on our web site and social media pages.The Girl Scouts will be out selling cookies again this weekend from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM tomorrow at Colonia Pharmacy on Inman Avenue and Sunday at Lee’s Auto Body in Avenel. Stop by and help them out.The Avenel Performing Arts Center has two comedians this weekend – Joe DeVito tonight at 8:00 PM and Tom Cotter tomorrow night at 8:00 PM.Our Have-A-Heart Food Drive is in full swing and many groups are scheduling events to collect boxes and cans of food. The Woodbridge Elks Lodge #2116 will hold a drive at their home at 665 Rahway Avenue in Woodbridge from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Sun., Jan. 30.Good luck to the John F. Kennedy Competition Cheer Team that is competing in a National Tournament in Texas this weekend.The Club at Woodbridge has hired Kevin Maciorowski, the head Golf Pro at the Colonia Country Club, to give lessons at The Golf Den. Call 732-634-5000 for reservations.Blood supplies are still low and the Township has a drive from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Wed., Feb. 9 at Town Hall. Call 877-258-4825 or visit: vitalant.org to schedule an appointment.Tax bills are delayed due to a contractor software issue so the deadline for payment has been delayed until February 25, 2022.So, I am sorry to report that Little Red Riding Hood was in a bad accident yesterday. I called the hospital to check on her status and they said, “Well she is not out of the woods yet!!!”Thank you. Stay safe and have a great weekend.# # #