”While the numbers of COVID-19 continue to decline in the County, progress continues to be made in expanding testing options for the disease. Because of the actions taken by residents of social distancing, hand washing, and wearing a mask, the positivity rate has dropped as the amount of testing options increased. For the week between May 17 to May 23, it is calculated that the positivity rate in tests were 2.5%.”
“During this time, at least 2,174 tests were performed, or 310 per day. In total, 56 positive tests were returned during this stretch. The tests are sent to various labs across the Country to process. While all the positive tests are returned, it is unclear if all the negatives do and the number of tests run per day during that period could be higher as a result. This would only potentially decrease the positivity rate.”
We are so excited for this news as it means that things are starting to get better. Though they are getting better, this doesn’t mean you stop following the orders in New Jersey. You must wear a mask while visiting businesses and should be following the 6 foot social distancing rule.
When restaurants open on June 15th for outdoor dining, you will see that tables will be 6-feet apart. This will be the new normal for a while but once again it’s a step in the right direction.
If you want to read about stage two that begins on June 15th, click the link below.