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Mayor gusciora begins vaccine mobilization campaign today

Today, Mayor Reed Gusciora, along with Health & Human Services Director, Dr. Adela Lopez and Office of Emergency Management Director Grady Griffin visit residents of South Village Senior Centers in Trenton to provide them with the COVID – 19 vaccination. There was great excitement by the Mayor and his team to be able to provide this service to those who are elderly as well as homebound. They vaccinated 109 people today visiting the South Village Centers, Luther Towers as well as 10-15 homebound residents in the South Trenton Area.

This will be a two week effort as Dr. Lopez intends to visit residents in all four wards of the city. For more information, email covidvac@trentonnj.org or mayorsoffice@trentonnj.org.

Hoy, el Alcalde Reed Gusciora, junto con la Directora de Salud y Servicios Humanos, la Dra. Adela López y la Directora de la Oficina de Manejo de Emergencias Grady Griffin visitan a los residentes de los Centros de ancianos de South Village en Trenton para proporcionarles la vacuna COVID – 19. Hubo gran emoción por parte del alcalde y su equipo para poder prestar este servicio a los ancianos, así como a los que están en casa. Vacunaron a 109 personas hoy visitando los Centros de la aldea Sur, las Torres Lutero, así como 10-15 homebou

Este será un esfuerzo de dos semanas, ya que el Dr. López tiene la intención de visitar a los residentes en los cuatro barrios de la ciudad. Para obtener más información, envíe un correo electrónico covidvac-trentonnj.org o mayorsoffice-trentonnj.org.

City of Trenton Eases COVID-19 Business Curfew Restrictions

Trenton, N.J. – Mayor W. Reed Gusciora announced that effective today, Feb. 5, 2021, Trenton businesses are no longer required to close at 10:00 p.m. pursuant to changes in state guidelines announced by the Governor’s Office earlier this week.

Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order No. 219 increases indoor capacity limits from 25 percent to 35 percent for several businesses, including food and beverage establishments and entertainment and recreational businesses. The Executive Order also lifts the 10:00 p.m. curfew for in-person indoor restaurant service. The prohibition on seating at indoor bar areas remains in effect.

“We intend to follow the state’s guidance and ease our restrictions on Trenton businesses,” said Mayor Gusciora. “However, we are doing all we can to maintain this progress by continuing vaccinations for first responders and high-risk residents, encouraging all Trentonians to register for future phases, and ensuring free testing for all city residents. In the meantime, the best defense against COVID-19 remains wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.”

Previously, all Trenton businesses, including restaurants, bars and convenience stores, had to close at 10:00 p.m. daily. That restriction has now been lifted.

Meanwhile, the City of Trenton is operating Phase 1 closed vaccine sites for first responders, healthcare professionals and individuals with high-risk conditions that make them particularly vulnerable to the virus. All residents interested in the vaccine should reserve a spot on the state portal at covidvaccine.nj.gov or call 855-568-0545. Any residents who need help registering should contact the City Department of Health at (609)-989-3242 or covidvac@trentonnj.org.

The City is still offering free testing for city residents. No registration is required, and tests are administered on a first-come-first-served basis. Residents are encouraged to bring their insurance card if they have one, along with proof of Trenton residency.

Trenton Emergency personnel receive Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Trenton,NJ (Mercer) A number of emergency service personnel from Police officers,firefighters,County Prosecutors and more received the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine. Yvette Cooper the Public Health Officer said they have over 230 scheduled throughout the day after opening the doors at 10:A.m. The college of New Jersey nursing program assisted with administering vaccines to public officials, once the vaccine is administered they must wait at least 15 minutes to see if they have any reactions to the vaccine. Cooper could not stress enough for city residents to register for the covid vaccine. If you are interested in signing up you can sign up here https://trentonhealthteam.org/covidvaccine/

Over 100 Trenton residents lined up for Covid-19 testing

TRENTON ( Mercer ) The city of Trenton held a free COVID-19 testing site at the former Columbus park. Well over 100 residents have gotten tested and even received a thanksgiving turkey. The COVID-19 site comes after Trenton’s numbers sky rocketed with covid cases, Trenton’s transmission rate is currently 44.2 cases per 100,000 people, which exceeds both the state and county rates at 29.3 and 28.9, respectively. Trenton has had a total of 4,598 COVID-19 cases with 80 related deaths. “It’s clear the second wave is here and has hit the Capital City especially hard,” said Mayor Gusciora. “Our transmission rates may even be higher now than they were in the spring. While we believe these new restrictions will help, we won’t get past this crisis unless our residents wear their masks and practice social distancing. No more excuses about COVID-19 fatigue: the virus never gets tired, and neither should our residents and businesses when it comes to keeping this city safe.”

The Covid testing was from 11:00 A.m to 4:00 P.m Wednesday.

Mercer County moves Covid-19 test site to Trenton

TRENTON NJ: Mayor W. Reed Gusciora welcomed expanded COVID-19 testing in the Capital City with the County’s move of their Main Testing Site into Trenton from Quakerbridge Mall as well as the NJ Department of Health Commissioner’s new Directive that people will no longer need a prescription to obtain a Covid-19 test.

“Expanded testing makes it so much easier for Trenton residents to obtain a free Covid-19 test,” said Gusciora. “In effect, we are now saying to come on down to a test site near you!”

Gusciora felt that too many residents were not taking advantage of the City’s testing sites because of the perception it was too costly or difficult to obtain a prescription. In addition, the mayor’s office had complaints that if the person did not have health insurance they did not know where they could go to obtain a prescription. To date, the City has tested 243 residents at their testing sites.


“I applaud Commissioner Persichelli for relaxing the requirements for testing as this will go a long way for more Trenton residents to obtain a Covid-19 test,” said Gusciora. “Under the new Directive, anyone who ‘may’ have been exposed to Covid or who had been in close contact with someone who has tested positive is eligible to receive a test.”

Gusciora was especially pleased that residents or workers in congregate living settings, group homes or homeless shelters would also be eligible for free testing.  The mayor indicated that anyone who is interested could call Henry J. Austin Center at (609) 278-5900 to set up an appointment for a free Covid-19 test.  The City has four (4) test sites in each ward and tests Monday through Thursday.  In addition, the County’s main drive-through testing site is located in the parking lot in front of 640 South Broad Street, the County’s office building.

“I urge anyone who feels they need a Covid-19 test regardless of resident status or lack of symptoms to call for an appointment,” concluded Gusciora. “Through expanded testing we hope to flatten the curve and keep it there for the duration of the pandemic.”

161 Confirmed Positive cases for COVID-19 In Trenton

The City of Trenton posted to it’s Facebook Thursday night that they have 161 confirmed positive cases.

Hospitalized: 9
Home with Moderate symptoms: 8

Home with Mild or no symptoms: 144

Free walk-up COVID-19 testing by appointment only based on a physician’s order will begin Monday April 13 for city residents experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and lacking transportation.

Walk-up test sites will be open in each Trenton ward one day a week. These sites are reserved for residents who suffer COVID-19 symptoms but cannot access the county’s drive-through test site at Quaker Bridge Mall in Lawrence.

Please visit the Trenton Health Team, Inc. website below for more information:
https://trentonhealthteam.org/tht-shares-food-pantry-covid…/

For City related service concerns, please contact:
Phone: 609-989-3888
Email: COVID19@trentonnj.org

All medical questions should be directed to a healthcare professional.

For more information please visit:
https://www.trentonnj.org/
http://www.trentonk12.org/
http://www.mercercounty.org/
https://covid19.nj.gov/
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Trenton Store Deli owner dies of COVID-19

TRENTON NJ: Rodriguez Santana Owner of Prospect Deli died due to his battle with the Covid-19 virus, The Latino Merchant association of New Jersey said in a Facebook post “rest in peace, we join the pain of the family. Please let’s raise awareness and stay home this is not a game, let’s not wait until it’s too late to take the necessary precautions. May God protect us and we have to keep praying as it is the only thing that can save us 🙏🙏.

Trenton Police begins strong curfew enforcement with NJ State Police help

Trenton Police started their enforcement of City curfew due to Covid-19 at 8Pm Monday night by 9Pm all gas stations were closed and stores were closed in the western/Northern Trenton area the curfew is from 8Pm to 6Am. The New Jersey state police are also in Trenton enforcing The curfew and Phil MurphyGovernor of New Jersey orders. Anyone stopped after 8Pm can get a fine up to two Thousand dollars Mayor Reed Gusciora said at a Press conference at Trenton Fire headquarters Monday afternoon.

Video BY ASHLEY LOVE
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