Vol. 90 - 2020
May 7, 2020
A Freeholder Holt To Gov:
Clear The Roadblocks
Get NJ Back To Work Again

Some Closed Businesses Can Put Health Precautions
In Place To Operate
The Governor has to set more reasonable goals and requirements for opening the state up, so that Hunterdon County and New Jersey can get back to business, Freeholder Matt Holt announced at the Board’s May 5 meeting. 

Holt, the Freeholder Board’s Economic Development liaison, stated, “Businesses that are still open have adapted to protecting people’s health with directional signage, social distance marks on the floors, handing out sanitary wipes, mandatory face coverings, and plexiguard shields. Let’s give closed businesses a chance to open and implement the same safety precautions to get our economy moving again.”

Holt stated, “We recognize COVID-19 is contagious and can be dangerous. That is why precautions must be taken with any business re-opening. But the Governor’s plan is out of sync. 

County Makes Virtual Training Available For Hunterdon
First Responders
Through a virtual instruction program made available by Hunterdon County’s Office of Emergency Management, the county’s First Responders from the twenty-seven volunteer fire companies, fifteen Emergency Medical Service agencies, and sixteen municipal Police Departments are continuing to receive required training while adhering to social distancing rules.

Developed by the instructional staff of the Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center (HCESTC), virtual classes are available to all Hunterdon County First Responders. Coursework can be accessed using a computer, tablet or other device and can be accessed when it is convenient for the individual first responder.

Freeholder Board Director Shaun C. Van Doren said, “Up-to-date instruction and training are critical for emergency responders. Creating a virtual instruction model which can be accessed from remotely from home or elsewhere provides a way for training to continue in spite of the COVID-19 health crisis.” 

County Library Expands Services
With Curbside Pickup
Beginning the week of May 4 Hunterdon County's Library system will start providing scheduled curbside pickup for existing items on hold at both the Headquarters Library on Route 12 and the North County Branch in Clinton. The library will call patrons with existing items on hold to set up times to pick up their holds. 

Freeholder Zach T. Rich, the Board's Library Commission liaison, said, “The County’s libraries are more than a place to check out books or participate in attend children’s activities, they are a place which serves the community and before the global health crisis, brought the community of all ages together. By opening up our libraries for curbside pickup, patrons will be able to safely retrieve their on hold books and other printed materials.”

Hunterdon-Somerset Joint Test Site at RVCC

Tuesday May 12th and
Thursday May 14th

photo credit: NJ.com
Hunterdon County Clerk

May 16th Ident-a-Shred
is cancelled

The stay at home order has not been lifted by the governor and it is not considered to be an essential service.

Please look for a reschedule date - our apologies. Stay safe and healthy.
And Information
According to the CDC, the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a viral respiratory illness that has the potential to cause a severe illness
and pneumonia. It is contagious and spreads easily from person to person.

As Hunterdon County's Department of Health continues to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19), websites and resources are available.

You can also get Health Department updates
from their Facebook and Twitter pages.

If you have any questions, please call the 24-hour Hotline, 1-800-222-1222.

To register for testing at the Hunterdon/Somerset Test Site, click here
Are you experiencing food insecurity?

For a list of all Food Pantries in Hunterdon County, and other resources,
click here to find help.

U.S. Senator And Congressman Hear Direct Appeal For Stimulus Funds During Van Doren's Weekly Mayors Call

During the weekly update call Van Doren regularly hosts for Hunterdon County Mayors, the need to support financial aid for towns and counties of all sizes facing the crisis was stressed to Senator Booker and Congressman Malinowski.
i nformation & updates
Bridge and Road Closures and Detours

Hunterdon County YMCA -- Emergency Blood Drive
American Red Cross Blood Drive

Thursday, May 21, 2020
9am-2pm at
144 West Woodschurch Road


As a Special Holiday Promotion, Donors Will Receive a Red Cross “We’re All in This Together” T-Shirt by Mail

Please bring picture identification and remember to eat a healthy breakfast and drink alot of fluids before donating!

If you have any questions, contact:
Kristin Heimall - (908) 782-1030

Shaun C. Van Doren
Susan J. Soloway
Deputy Director

J. Matthew Holt
John E. Lanza
Zach Rich

Mary H. Melfi
County Clerk
Fred W. Brown
Susan J. Hoffman
Michael J. Williams
Acting Prosecutor
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