Edison new COVID-19 cases under 5, township public libraries in the works to soon reopen – centraljersey.com

27June 2020

EDISON– Edison authorities reported 4 brand-new cases of COVID-19, which bring the overall number of cases to 1,893, according to the Edison Office of Emergency Management on June 26.

The township has lost 209 citizens to COVID-19, according to Middlesex County.

The Edison Public Library in a social media post, stated it will reopen not long after the Fourth of July weekend. Gov. Phil Murphy announced town libraries are enabled to reopen on July 2 with 25% capability.

W. Keith McCoy, interim library director, said the library will open when it is safe for staff and the public to interact.

“We are setting up protective barriers, and supplying personnel with protective equipment,” he said. “We anticipate those to be in location soon.”

The Edison Main Library at 340 Plainfield Ave. will reopen initially from 1-5 p.m. If all works as expected, morning and night hours will be included. The resuming of the north branch library at 777 Grove Ave. and the Clara Barton branch at 141 Hoover Ave. will follow, McCoy stated.

No seating and research study tables at the library will be available. No meetings or programs will be held a minimum of through Labor Day. Children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by a moms and dad or guardian. All returned materials will be quarantined for 72 hours. For more details contact edisondirector@lmxac.org.

The Edison Summer Playground for children ages 5-12 will run weekdays from 9 a.m. to midday, July 13 to Aug. 14.

Arts and crafts, video games and special activities are prepared and will be held at the play areas at Elder Park, John Marshall School, Woodbrook School and Yelencsics Park. Registration is $50 for each child and area is restricted to 50 participants. To find out more call the Edison Recreation Department at 732-248-7310 or visit www.edisonnj.org.

Mayor Thomas Lankey provided an executive order ahead of the resuming of outside dining on June 15. The executive order, which will run through Oct. 31, enables restaurants and food establishments to get rid of as much as 20% of their existing onsite parking to accommodate tables for usage of food and beverages. Hours of operation for outside dining will run from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and the township reserves the right to evaluate and revoke approval of applications. The cost for application licenses have been waived. For more details see edisonnj.org.

The Edison Farmers Market is open from 1-3 p.m. every Wednesday at the Jade Dynasty car park, 925 Amboy Ave., through October.

The suppliers consist of Asprocolas Acres, La Bonbonniere Bake Shop, Fresh Honey and Honey Products, Bebe's All Natural– Indian sauces for a variety of foods and Elcha's Eats.For more details about pre-order and pickup visit Asprocolasacres.com, la-bonbonniere-bake-shoppe. myshopify.com, www.countrybirdandgarden.net, bebesallnatural.com, and elchaseats.com.

The area has actually resumed the collection of cardboard from beyond the recycling container on regular recycling days.

Edison Township was not provided any other details relating to the new cases.

For Middlesex County details visit discovermiddlesex.com/covid19/ or www.middlesexcountynj.gov/covid19.

For more information, call New Jersey Health Center 1-800-222-1222.

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