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COVID-19 Update
Mayor's Corner
Marcia Asdal
Prepared. Not Panicked.

We in Chester Township should be confident that we can meet the challenge of COVID-19 by working together, being vigilant, making some changes to our daily habits and activities and protecting our highest-risk residents.

The Council, the Office of Emergency Management, our first responders and the administration are all working closely with the Board of Health, our Health Department and officials at the federal, state and local levels to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and provide updates and directions to our residents.

We are participating in conference calls with county and state officials and are monitoring the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state guidelines. 

Our first responders and health officials are prepared to handle any potential COVID-19 cases in accordance with CDC and state guidelines.

The Health Department is encouraging all residents to take simple precautions to protect themselves and others from respiratory illness:

•    Limit close contact with people who are sick. Stay home if you are sick.

•    Self-quarantine for 14 days if you have traveled to countries with widespread outbreaks of COVID-19.

•    Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

•    Avoid handshakes . Try an elbow bump.

•    Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

•   If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

•    Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

•    Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you do not have a tissue, use your sleeve (not your hand).

•   Get a flu shot to prevent the flu if you have not done so this season.

•   Ensure that an adequate supply of necessary prescriptions are on hand in case of quarantine or shortened supply.
Stay informed with the most accurate and up-to-date information.

  • NJ's Dept. of Health info

  • Centers for Disease Control info

  • Chester Township's info.

The New Jersey Poison Center has opened a COVID-19 Information Hotline to assist in answering questions from the general public.

Call 1-800-222-1222, or use 1-800-962-1253 for non-NJ cell phones
The call center is available 24/7 and can accommodate calls in multiple languages.

Call the Health Department at 908-876-3650.
More information....

In order to minimize everyone’s exposure to the coronavirus COVID-19, we encourage our residents to consider using alternate methods for payments and deposits rather than coming into Town Hall. 

Please consider making real estate tax payments online or by mail. Our drop box is open 24/7 outside the side door to Town Hall for tax payments, and/or any other paper work drop-offs such as dog licenses, deposits for recreation, community garden, and permits.

Garbage stickers can purchased over the phone with Blue Diamond at 973-598-9800 and will be mailed to your home.

Please consider social distancing when attending events such as Council meetings.We may be able to livestream some meetings; watch for more info.

We are here to serve you. Call Town Hall at 908-879-5100 or email us at info@chestertownship.org.