We strongly urge you to follow Governor Murphy’s Executive Order issued on Saturday, March 21st to “Stay At Home” unless it is necessary to shop at an essential business permitted to be open such as grocery stores and pharmacies or attend a medical appointment. Public gatherings such as parties, celebrations and other social events are not permitted. Please remember, if you have to go out in public, practice social distancing and stay at least six feet apart from other people whenever possible. Abiding by the governor's “Stay At Home” order is important to stop the community spread of COVID-19.
Township officials continue to closely monitor the number of COVID-19 cases impacting our community. With the additional testing being done around the state we are seeing a significant jump in confirmed cases. As previously reported, this is to be expected, and we anticipate seeing this trend through the end of next week at the minimum. As you are, we are hopeful that the measures being taken by our local, county and state officials will be instrumental in halting the spread of Coronavirus. As recently stated by Governor Murphy, “This is a time for us all to come together in one mission to ‘flatten the curve’ and slow – and eventually halt – the spread of coronavirus.”
The Township is Here for You
Our Police, Fire and Morris Minute Men EMS continue to protect us around the clock. Our First Responders are taking extra precautions when answering calls to protect themselves and our residents.
Our municipal employees continue to provide essential services. We are doing this with a work from home program in conjunction with modified and alternating shifts at the municipal building and other facilities to ensure the Township continues to operate in an efficient manner to serve our residents. We strongly recommend calling or emailing our staff for assistance. The general number is 973-326-7360 and email, email@example.com. Although the building is closed to the general public, the foyer is open and information can be obtained, documents delivered or picked up, and appointments (including inspections) can be made.
We continue to check on our senior citizens and special needs residents by contacting those on the NJ Register Ready list to ensure they are in good spirits and getting the services they need. If you know of a senior citizen or special need resident who may need special attention during an emergency, please sign up for the NJ Register Ready or we can assist in registering by calling, 973-326-7390 or e-mailing, firstname.lastname@example.org.
With schools being closed, we have re-assigned the Special Law Enforcement Officers assigned to the schools (retired police officers) to assist our police department with patrolling our closed school campuses, businesses and playgrounds. Their training and many years of police experience are essential in helping us keep our community safe and ensuring large groups are not congregating at playgrounds, basketball courts, or other areas in our community.
We all recognize the importance and the challenges of staying calm during a time of uncertainty. Here are some tips we recommend that have come to us from our insurance provider:
Our Municipal Messenger is a key source of information – always, but especially during this challenging time. Please encourage your friends and neighbors to sign up to receive it if they haven’t done so already.
As always we are here to serve you.
Mayor Cathy Wilson and Members of the Morris Township Committee