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Princeton COVID-19 Update
from Mayor Lempert and Princeton Council

Monday, October 19, 2020
As Cases Rise, Need for Protective Measures Grows
Princeton continues to see a rise in the number of COVID cases. Several of the cases have been traced back to travel, workplace, household exposure, or gatherings inside private homes. Especially as the cooler weather pulls more of us back inside, we have to remain extra-vigilant. It is more important than ever to take precautions to limit your exposure to the virus so we can work together to contain its spread: Wear a mask consistently and correctly; Avoid crowds; Stay six feet apart; Opt for the outdoors; Wash your hands.
Video Update: Health Dept Nurse Kathy Korwin
Voting Information
All registered voters have been mailed a ballot. You can mail your ballot, deposit it in the special bin at 400 Witherspoon, or bring it to a polling place on Nov 3. If you have not received your ballot yet, call the Mercer County Clerk 609-989-6465 or email Track your ballot here. More info
Now is the Time to Get Your Flu Shot
Get your flu shot now to develop an immune response before flu season. Community clinics run by the health department are scheduled through November with limited clinics being offered after Thanksgiving. Call Nurse Kathy Korwin at (609) 497-7609 to reserve a spot.  More info
Scam Alert: Beware of Sham PACs
A warning from Princeton Police: Legitimate political action committees are federally registered groups formed to raise and spend money to elect or defeat candidates. Scam PACs exist primarily to raise money for themselves. These sham PACs mount aggressive campaigns by phone, mail and social media to lure potential donors, often targeting older Americans. More info.
Climate Action and Economic Sustainability
How can we rebuild a local economy that works for everybody and advances climate action goals? Join Sustainable Princeton on Oct 21 at 7 PM to hear from Jonathan Ratner, Sector Advisor for Clean Energy and Green Finance at the NJ Economic Development Authority; Councilwoman Michelle Pirone-Lambros, and moderator Yamile Slebi, President of Sustainable Princeton's Board of Trustees. Register online. 
Donors Needed for Human Services Gift Drive
Princeton Human Services Department is seeking donors for its 22nd Annual Holiday Gift Drive. Over 300 economically disadvantaged Princeton children will be filling out their holiday wish list. In addition to sponsoring a child, donors can also donate a gift card between $50-$75 for parents/families of the children being sponsored. More info.
Princeton Shred-Fest - October 24
Princeton will hold its annual shredding and electronics recycling event on Saturday, October 24th From 10a-2p at Thanet Circle. Save the Date! More info.
For more information on COVID-19, including testing sites, assistance programs, and opportunities for volunteering, visit, a community collaboration of Princeton Public Library, the Municipality of Princeton and Princeton Public Schools.
Upcoming Meetings and Events
  • Loose Leaf Collection Sections 2 & 5 Week of October 19-23 More info.
  • Bagged Leaf Collection Continues Check the schedule for your collection day
  • Historic Preservation Commission Monday, October 19, 4:00 PM More info
  • Special Council Meeting on Transportation Monday, October 19, 7:00 PM More info
  • Board of Health Tuesday, October 20, 7:30 PM More info
  • Library Board of TrusteesOctober 21, 5:00 PM More info
  • Housing Authority Wednesday, October 21, 6:15 PM
  • Human Services Commission Wednesday, October 21, 7:00 PM More info
  • Princeton Farmers Market Thursdays, 10a-2pm More info.
  • Planning Board Special Meeting Thursday, October 22, 6:30 PM More info
  • Bicycle Advisory Committee Thursday, October 22, 7:00 PM 
  • SHREDfest Saturday, October 24, 10:00 AM-2:00 PM More info

COVID-19 Case Data Status Report
Total Positive Cases: 255
Active Positive Cases: 18

11 Positive Cases in Past 7 Days
Compared to highest 7-day total of 30 (4/20-4/26)
19 Cases in Past 14 Days
Compared to highest 14-day total of 55 (4/24-5/7)
Isolation Completed: 207
Negative Test Results: 873
Deaths: 18
Probable COVID Deaths: 12
Male: 116 Female: 139
Ages: <11: 7; 12 - 17: 7; 18 - 25: 26; 26-35: 24; 36-45: 48;
46-55: 35; 56-65: 25; 66-75: 16; 76-85: 23; > 86: 42
We Are All In This Together.
Mayor Liz Lempert, Council President David Cohen and Council members Leticia Fraga, Dwaine Williamson, Eve Niedergang, Mia Sacks and Michelle Pirone Lambros

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