Monroe reports 19 new COVID-19 cases over a seven-day period, public library offering children programming in October


Scott Jacobs

MONROE – Monroe officials reported 19 new COVID-19 case over a seven-day period, which brings the total number of cases to 905, according to the Monroe Township Office of Emergency Management on Oct. 1.

The seven-day period was from Sept. 24-30. The new cases include two eight-year-old males, two 16-year-old males, an 18-year-old male, a 19-year-old female, a 20-year-old male, a 20-year-old female, two 22-year-old females, a 36-year-old male, a 42-year-old female, a 47-year-old male, a 49-year-old female, a 53-year-old male, a 67-year-old female, a 77-year-old male, a 77-year-old female, and an 86-year-old female.

Six additional cases were reported community-wide from May, July and August.

The township has lost 126 residents to COVID-19, 84 in long-term care facilities and 42 community-wide.

There are 49 COVID-19 cases reported from the New Jersey Training School for Boys.

The Monroe Township Public Library reopened July 13. The library will offer limited “grab and go” services and will continue the convenient curbside pickup for those who prefer it.

The library is open four nights per week. Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Curbside hours will continue on Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Effective Sept. 8, curbside hours will be expanded Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Designated senior library hours are from 9:30-11 a.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

On Sept. 12, the library resumed Saturday hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sept. 8, the library’s bookmobile went back on the road making contactless deliveries. Requests, which will be limited to 10 items, must be made in advance via email at [email protected] For more