Edison reports one brand-new COVID-19 case, Menlo Park Mall is now open – centraljersey.com

30June 2020

LEA KAHN/STAFF

EDISON– Edison authorities reported one new case of COVID-19, which brings the total number of cases to 1,898, according to the Edison Office of Emergency Management on June 29.

The brand-new case is an 18-year-old local. The township has lost 213 homeowners to COVID-19, according to Middlesex County.

Menlo Park Mall and all indoor shopping malls reopened on June 29. For more details go to https://www.simon.com/mall/menlo-park-mall.

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

W. Keith McCoy, interim library director, stated the library will open when it is safe for personnel and the public to communicate.

“We are installing protective barriers, and providing personnel with protective gear,” he said. “We anticipate those to be in location quickly.”

The Edison Main Library at 340 Plainfield Ave. will reopen first from 1-5 p.m. If all works as anticipated, morning and night hours will be included. The reopening 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 study tables at the library will be readily available. No meetings or programs will be held at least 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 kids ages 5-12 will run weekdays from 9 a.m. to midday, July 13 to Aug. 14.

Arts and crafts, games and special activities are planned and will be held at the play grounds at Elder Park, John Marshall School, Woodbrook School and Yelencsics Park.

Registration is $50 for each child and area is restricted to 50 participants. For more information call the Edison Recreation Department at 732-248-7310 or visit www.edisonnj.org.

Mayor Thomas Lankey issued an executive order ahead of the resuming of outside dining on June 15. The executive order, which will go through Oct. 31, enables dining establishments and food facilities to remove approximately 20% of their existing onsite parking to accommodate tables for intake of food and drinks. Hours of operation for outdoor dining will range 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 additional information see edisonnj.org.

The Edison Farmers Market is open from 1-3 p.m. every Wednesday at the Jade Dynasty parking area, 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 range of foods and Elcha's Eats.

To learn more about pre-order and pickup see Asprocolasacres.com, la-bonbonniere-bake-shoppe. myshopify.com, www.countrybirdandgarden.net, bebesallnatural.com, and elchaseats.com.

The town has actually resumed the collection of cardboard from beyond the recycling container on routine recycling days.

Edison Township was not offered any other information relating to the new cases.

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

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